Mary Cross 2NspireU Mary Cross…dubbed the Mother of Cool Smoke for her rich vocal tonalities that are reminiscent of the late Phyllis Linda Hyman.Described in a Frontrunner article as “the kind of singer who takes hold of a song and enraptures her audience in the palm of her hands, as she delivers lyrics, phrases, melodies and harmonies in a way that only she can”. Blessed with an instantly identifiable honey-toned mezzo-contralto sound with great range and an undeniably brilliant and magnetic stage presence, Mary’s alluring vocals, candor, honesty, humor and purity as an artist make her a rarity in this business. Having performed before SOLD OUT audiences throughout the country, sharing the stage with the great Gerald Veasley, collaborations with Philadelphia’s own Grammy Nominated producer Donald Robinson on original compilations – her recent release featured Saxophonist Carl Cox (who travels with Maysa). Mary is humbled to be in the presence of such renowned artists.
& Marcus Johnson is an independent Billboard-ranked, internationally acclaimed Jazz Keyboardist. His latest release is the CD titled “BALLADS...In My Voice”, showcasing his soulful interpretations of some of his favorite ballads from diﬀerent parts of his life and favorite artists who wrote and recorded them.