MLK Jr. Concerts: Ledisi with Joe

Monday, August 13, 2012, 7:30 PM

Wingate Field, Brooklyn
Entrances on Brooklyn Avenue (Rutland Road and Winthrop Street.)


MLK Jr Concerts

A modern day siren known for her jazz influenced vocals and flowing rhythms, Ledisi brings her Southern-inspired soul sound to the stage. In 2000, Ledisi released her first solo album Soulsinger: The Revival, featuring the breakout singles, “Soulsinger” and “Get Outta My Kitchen.” Since then, she has released three other albums including It’s Christmas, which led to her very own TV special, “Ledisi Christmas,” that aired in December 2008. Currently, Ledisi is writing new music for her fifth studio album.

R& B singer Joe has had a remarkable career, having sold over eleven million albums worldwide. The son of two preachers, Joe grew up in the church playing guitar and eventually directing the choir. Citing early influences such as gospel stars Winans, Commissioned, and Vanessa Bell Armstorng, Joe grew to love secular styles of music too, including Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Bobby Brown, and Keith Sweat. In 2000 Joe released his break-out, multi-platinum album My Name is Joe forever securing his place among the finest in R&B history.