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Wed, May 10

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Shout Hallelujah with Maiya Sykes: from Gospel to Gershwin and Beyond

Powerhouse, jazz and blues vocalist Maiya Sykes, returns with her band for a performance illuminating the influence of gospel in popular music over the last century. A captivating performer with dynamo talent, Maiya is not to be missed.

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Shout Hallelujah with Maiya Sykes: from Gospel to Gershwin and Beyond
Shout Hallelujah with Maiya Sykes: from Gospel to Gershwin and Beyond

Time & Location

May 10, 2023, 6:00 PM PDT

[seven-degrees] Laguna Beach, 891 Laguna Canyon Rd, Laguna Beach, CA 92651, USA

About the Event

Maiya Sykes, who studied under Nina Simone, and Betty Carter, and had a four-chair turning debut on season 7 of The-Voice,  will illuminate the influence of gospel in popular music over the last century through performance and talk. A captivating performer with dynamo talent, Maiya is not to be missed.

Doors open at 5pm for bar and social hour (lite bites available to prepurchase until Friday May 5)

Tickets are 37.50 in advance 43.00 at the door.

More about Maiya:

Providing back-up vocals for for The Black Eyed Peas, Macy Gray, Fantasia, Joss Stone, Michael Buble, Leona Lewis and Rita Ora. Maiya was also a featured backup singer for Macy Gray in her live show for more than five years. She recently provided backgrounds and was featured in the Oscar award winning film La La Land.

As a recording artist, Maiya released a dance single with DJ Manny Lehman, “Body Rock”, recorded under the pseudonym Oceana, which reached number 1 on the Billboard Dance Charts in 2009. She began working with Postmodern Juxebox in 2014, a band popular from its videos on Youtube. Her featured videos with Postmodern Juxebox have received over 3 million views and have been mentioned in Time Magazine and the Huffington Post.

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