Josephine Maria Vocalist /Performing & Recording Artist www.ourstage.com/profile/josephinemaria Josephine Maria’s sound is truly original with a touch of home brewed elegance. This young artist is a breath of fresh air in an industry that tends to stick with acts that follow trends. Josephine is proving that great music is out there to experience. Her strong voice and sultry sound clearly states Josephine Maria is poised to seize the moment. She has the power to win over audiences with her sound and stunning beauty. Her main objective is to focus and communicate directly to the heart & soul of her listeners. Josephine writes her own song lyrics which were first displayed on her first CD in 2003 entitled "This Is Love” on Orleans Records, a Louisiana based Independent record label. Staying true to her New Orleans heritage it featured the Jazz/R & B local hit single "Don't Wait for Me". Josephine is presently working on her sophomore effort “Love & Reality" collaborating with some of the top music industry producers. "4U" and "Love & Reality", the title track, features production by Teddy Bishop. "Don’t Want it w/Me", "Hear w/Me” and, “If I Were Ur Girl” features production by Chemical Productions which will all be released on her own independent label Major 7 Records. Josephine Maria is currently seeking a major recording and distributing deal. Josephine has been compared to greats like Aretha Franklin, Chaka Khan, and Anita Baker by Lagniappe Magazine, and many people who have heard her perform live put her in the category of Soul and R&B greats as well. Josephine has performed at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Inter-Fest Music Festival and was recently hand-picked by Andre Harrell to perform in the 2010 Superstar Soul Search to name just a few. Josephine has also performed and worked with world renowned Jazz musicians Allen Toussaint, Irma Thomas, Houston/New Orleans rapper Big Mike (formerly of the Ghetto Boys, and famous drummer Zigaboo of The Meter’s and the list goes on. Can't say she is a new talent, she has been writing and performing music since she was twelve years old, so keep your ears open for the fresh new sound on her EP "Love & Reality” and your eyes open for the refreshing soul stirring feel of her voice live.