@ Mann Center for the Performing Arts
Saturday October 7, 2023
07:00 PM - 11:00 pm
Fans of good soul music and music that is good for the soul have known and appreciated Maysa Leak for 30 plus years. We knew and appreciated her even when we didn’t know it. Maysa lent her backing vocals to Stevie Wonder’s Jungle Fever soundtrack. We knew her as the best known and best loved of the rotating roster of super talented vocalists who helped create Incognito’s signature jazz/funk throughout the 1990s and into the 21st century. Maysa voice – sultry, jazzy and soulful – powered Incognito to international super stardom on a series of albums in the 1990s. Maysa seamlessly made the transition to a solo career that has yielded 14 highly acclaimed albums and sold-out live performances, cementing her reputation as one of the best artists working in the game today. “Maysa’s consummate artistry spawns a redolent nod to the past while simultaneously creating her own unique and soulful sound,” says NPR.
Gerald Veasley’s musical odyssey has taken him to the top of the contemporary music world as a bassist, bandleader, composer, producer, educator, and curator. His performance as a six-string bassist has been top shelf, as his extensive body of work attests. Veasley has recorded or performed with many of the world’s top artists in Jazz, R&B and Gospel including Grover Washington Jr., Joe Zawinul, Kirk Whalum, Will Downing, Chuck Loeb, Maysa, Nnenna Freelon, Special EFX, Pieces of a Dream, McCoy Tyner, and more. Gerald Veasley is also the curator of the Unscripted Jazz Series at SOUTH Jazz Club, an educator at University of the Arts, and the Artistic Director and Co-Founder of Gerald Veasley’s Bass BootCamp. Veasley also serves his community as President of the non-profit organization, Jazz Philadelphia. His life as a creative professional is clearly multifaceted. Indeed, he wears various “hats” yet he is motivated by a singular purpose – to translate his joy of music to the world – music without boundaries.
Saturday October 07, 2023
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Various Cover: $35 - $55