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Maysa

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There are two artists who use this name:
1. A Grammy-nominated American jazz singer
2. A Bossa nova & torch song (fossa) interpreter

1. Maysa Leak (born August 17, 1966) is an American jazz singer better known by her mononym Maysa. She is well known by fans of smooth jazz both for her solo work and for her work with the British band Incognito.

After receiving her degree from Morgan State University, Maysa headed to Southern California to perform with Stevie Wonder’s female backup group Wonderlove, While with Wonder, Maysa was a vocalist on the Jungle Fever soundtrack and performed on numerous television shows including The Arsenio Hall Show, Oprah and The Tonight Show.

It was during an over-the-telephone audition in the early 90s, that Maysa become a member of the acclaimed British jazz/funk/R&B band Incognito and in 1992 she relocated to London and recorded Tribes, Vibes & Scribes, featuring the hit single “Don’t You Worry ‘Bout A Thing.” Since then, Maysa has appeared on over seven Incognito recordings.

Maysa recorded her self-titled debut in 1995, followed by her second album All My Life in 2000, Out of The Blue in 2002, Smooth Sailing in 2004, Sweet Classic Soul in 2006, and now Feel The Fire, 2007. In 2008, Metamorphosis peaked at No.1 on Billboard’s Top Contemporary Jazz top 100 chart and no.

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  • Lary_Filth

    Rainha dos corações que sofrem! vou te amar sempre e sempre ♥

    20 Mar 7:47am Reply
  • GuilhermeVogue

    <3

    21 Feb 5:23am Reply
  • Fullmettall

    ...verdade que ninguém vê ♪

    18 Feb 6:27am Reply
  • LOVES-DESIRE

    Maysa, such a sensual and powerful voice ...... I enjoy her, my numbers may not say so, but I do ..... There is so much Music to enjoy ..... And I am listening to another Artists' Music that touches another part of my Soul ..... Finally made it back and I may stay awhile ......

    31 Jan 11:37am Reply
  • LeoLimeira

    Só Maysa para expressar o quanto dói amar [7]

    22 Jan 8:35pm Reply
  • victor_sjc

    Só Maysa para expressar o quanto dói amar [6]

    22 Jan 12:31pm Reply
  • dusouza

    Só Maysa para expressar o quanto dói amar (5)

    14 Jan 10:30am Reply
  • xpatyxpsycox

    Só Maysa para expressar o quanto dói amar (4)

    29 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Jhoooon

    28 Dec 2013 Reply
  • JasonTrawick

    Ne Me Quitte Pas ♥

    9 Dec 2013 Reply
  • brendavbraga

    Só Maysa para expressar o quanto dói amar (2)

    29 Oct 2013 Reply
  • Plusdesire_

    Cada dia mais convencido de que ela era uma das, se não a, maior cantora brasileira. Deusa..

    24 Oct 2013 Reply
  • Scarbrand

    Maysa Leak's Blue Velvet gets auto-tagged by Windows Media Player as just Maysa, though, which is my problem. I'd retag to Maysa Leak, but then that'd erase all stats I have for listening to Blue Velvet (which is the only album of hers I have.)

    7 Oct 2013 Reply
  • AntBeeMomofuku

    At least I know which Maysa I listen to! This is ridiculous!

    9 Sep 2013 Reply
  • jaquefilth

    Só Maysa para expressar o quanto dói amar

    5 Sep 2013 Reply
  • tatidokevs

    Meu lítio nas horas mais depressivas. ♥ 2

    2 Aug 2013 Reply
  • robson_mva

    Um músico que me traga, hoje em dia, um sentimento depressivo não há como essa mulher!

    30 Jul 2013 Reply
  • SoulJazzsterInc

    Maysa = Maysa Leak or Maysa Matarazzo? Time to fix this

    22 Jul 2013 Reply
  • zecchin19

    Meu lítio nas horas mais depressivas. ♥

    14 Jul 2013 Reply
  • liasouza

    Uma diva *-*

    9 Jul 2013 Reply
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