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Mary Cross 2NspireU
Singer-songwriter & Stylista
MARY CROSS: Singer Songwriter & Stylista is Classic Soul.
There are few artists who are the very definition of a generational talent. Mary Cross is one of them...from smooth Jazz to Classic Soul & RNB her voice takes you on a journey. Whether on repeat or the next song on the playlist…sit back and relax while she utters a personal serenade to listeners.
Mary is a highly sought-after independent artist with a unique, instantly identifiable contralto vocal instrument. The ‘Mother of Cool Smoke’ is celebrating LOVE with the highly anticipated release titled: ‘PROMISE’. This classic soul ballad takes its time to deliver...leaving listeners yearning for more. Mary rides the melody perfectly bellowing low registry vocal tonalities reminiscent of the late great Phyllis Hyman.
Mary has performed for every type of event imaginable including Country Clubs, Sororities, Masons, Casinos, Jazz Fests, Healthcare facilities, Universities, community, state and local government, private and public, profit and not-for-profit agencies. Most recently she performed for the Democratic National Committee, NABFEME and Jazz on Market Street’s IDEA Performing Arts Center! She also headlined for the NAACP & Gloucester County Sheriff’s Department Juneteenth event in 2020.
Mary is founder of the band 2NspireU which consists of 5 musicians and 3 vocalists the combined years of music expertise exceed 80 years. She has shared the stage with Eban Brown (former voice of the Stylistics); Chris Thomas (The Mayor) Comedy Showcases; ‘Luther Relives’ locally soldout concerts.
The debut album is scheduled for release in late 2021 and includes songs written by Israeli Composer Misha Segal. Performances are sold out and she has great references.
For more information, please visit www.marycross.org, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, February 13th and 20th virtual performance for NABFEME event sponsored by the Democratic National Committee.
Sunday, February 14th Mary performed and hosted a virtual Valentine's Day concert sponsored by OTTU (Out of The Universe) Productions and TOKOVL Radio (St. Louis, MO) on Roku television.
TO VIEW OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO CLICK HERE: Mary Cross PROMISE Official Music Video - YouTube
Sunday, March 7th – Jazz on Market Street sponsored by IDEA Center for the Arts
Saturday, March 20th: Educ'Aid Africa 1 hour Virtual Concert accompanied by Dane Clarke - guitar
Saturday, April 17th – Educ’Aid Africa 1 hour Virtual Concert featuring: Mary Cross 2NspireU Band
June 2021 – Jazz on Market Street Summer Outdoor Performance featuring Mary Cross 2NspireU
June 19th Juneteenth Celebration (PA) - More details will follow!
Guest artist featured at Cherry Hill African American Civic Association (CHAACA) Juneteenth event.
Saturday, July 31, 2021 – Mary Cross - Annual Tri State Black History Awards Honoree – Atlantic City, NJ
August, 2021: Phyllis Hyman Tribute Concert (2NspireU)
Saturday, August 7th - featured guest artist for event in PA;
Saturday, August 14th - Nicetown Festival (2NspireU) - Phyllis Hyman Tribute
Saturday, September 4th – NYC All White Outdoor Dinner Concert – Manhattan NY Skyline (2NspireU)
Saturday, September 18, 2021 - Darby, PA 9p-2a Phyllis Hyman Tribute (2NspireU)
Summer 2022 – Cruise TBA (2NspireU)
Press / Reviews
NPR Radiotimes Interview w/Mary Cummings Jordan - February, 2021