|March 24, 2013|
|August 2, 2015|
An incredible artist, Markeisha Ensley returns to Lannie’s for her third appearance!
An internationally acclaimed recording artist, Markeisha has been described as a cross between Nina Simone and Stevie Wonder. It doesn’t get much better than that! She combines superb piano-playing with her gorgeous, smooth, soulful and sultry voice as she caresses her soaring original tunes and standards.
In 2011, Markeisha was awarded the Abe Olman Scholarship Award for Excellence in Songwriting from the Songwriters Hall of Fame/Songwriters Guild of America, along with such recipients as John Legend. Originally from Colorado, she is now based in New York City and performs all over the world, including Japan, France, and the Philippines. Her most recent EP is entitled, “Talk to Me.”
Combining her influences of gospel, jazz and old school soul music, Markeisha strikes an uplifting groove and graces the stage with a powerful, undeniable presence.
A trio of some of Denver’s finest players will join in as Markeisha fronts the band on piano.
Check out this video of Markeisha singing “Fever”: http://youtu.be/7UqzU5NAhRI
“Markeisha’s soulful and swaying ballads feature doo-wop melodies, jazz interludes, and New York City’s classic, vocal melting pot conjures up images of smoky clubs and timeless lyrics on her latest release, ‘Talk to Me.’ The gospel-tinged ballads feature classic rhythms and moods that can only be created by Markeisha.” – Inside World Music
“…brings a rare passion to her work. Her soulful voice, arresting and compelling, soars over her beautifully crafted melodies and lyrics.” – Bob Leone Projects Director (1988-2006) Songwriters Hall of Fame
SHOWTIME AND TICKETS
Sunday, August 2nd at 7:30pm