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Multi-Dimensional Expressionist, MAIA, is a producer, songwriter, composer, instrumentalist, (vibraphone/harp/flute) vocalist, bandleader and a SAG/AFTRA actor who has appeared on prominent main stages, film, television and radio across the USA, Brazil, Mozambique, Poland and Sardinia, Italy. Maia is a member of Chicagos AACM, the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians and Los Angeles Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra and is known for her incredible work as an educator, having specialized in voice training for children and adults, including adults with developmental disabilities for over 25 years.
Maias latest project, Jazzpoetry entitled, THE DAY THE EARTH SHOOK HAITI, launches her role as film producer/director/composer. THE DAY THE EARTH SHOOK HAITI is soon to be released to benefit earthquake devastated Haiti and features Son Light Arts Revival, comprised of Los Angeles finest talent. Maia is the quintessential mom who has portrayed the mother in various notable films such as; TRUTH HALL, WALKING IN SUNSHINE, and soon to be released movie HIT LIST starring, Joseph Lawrence and directed by Minh Collins. The Lockhavens, a comedic tv pilot in which Maia portrays the mother of two warlocks, can be viewed at www.thelockhavens.com. LADY DAY AT EMERSONS BAR AND GRILL earned Maia a prestigious award nomination.
DISCOGRAPHY HAPPY KWANZAA; MLadiah Productions, HOLD ON; Performing Arts Studio West Productions, ANIMATION MUSIC: Married to the Kellys, Flushed Away, Spiderman; Eat Dog Music/Christopher N. Nelson, OUR MOTHER EARTH IS CALLING; Eagle Wings of Enlightenment Center, INTRODUCING MAIA; MLadiah Productions, FROM AFRICA TO AMERICA FROM AMERICA TO AFRICA; Copia Records, PURE FIRE; Vandy Harris, Katumbi Records, MY SECRET LIFE; Sonia Dada, SAMANA; Storywiz Records, PART OF A VILLAGE; Project to Benefit the Carole Robertson Center for Learning, LIGHT WORKER; Storywiz Records
PERIODCLES (Currently available) A POWER STRONGER THAN ITSELF: The AACM and American Experimental Music by George E. Lewis, BLACK WOMEN AND MUSIC: More Than The Blues Edited by Eileen M. Hayes Williams, STEM PROGRAM MATH BOOK McDougal Littell / Houghton Mifflin Company, JAZZOGRAPHY-A PORTAIT OF THE CHICAGO JAZZ FESTIVAL AT 30 Jazz Institute of Chicag
Tags:Jazz, multi-instrumentalist, Producer, Singer/ Songwriter
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