October 19, 2004

Legendary songwriter Leon Ware to make rare L.A. concert appearance

Legendary songwriter/producer/recording artist Leon Ware will make a rare Los Angeles concert appearance on Tuesday, October 19 at 8:30 pm at the Catalina Bar & Grill as part of the launch of the next phase of his extraordinary career.  Early next year, Ware will release the lovingly produced A Kiss in the Sand, a generous 15-song collection comprised of original songs performed in a Brazilian jazz setting.  All those in attendance at the show will receive a free copy of the album as part of the admission price.  Ware, who wrote hits for Marvin Gaye, Michael Jackson, Quincy Jones, Minnie Ripperton, and Maxwell, amongst many, many others, has found his music to be a favorite amongst hip-hop artists as his songs have formed the basis of cuts by G-Unit, Ice Cube, Tupac, Xzibit, Aaliyah, and many more.  The new album was produced by Ware, who wrote or co-wrote the compositions.  His voice is in fine form, silky and smooth, revealing a sensitive and sensual romantic, while the tracks set an exotic jazzy tone.  Usually a reclusive studio cat, the release of the new project marks an emergence and a new day in the spotlight for Ware. 

Posted by Peter Böhi at October 19, 2004 6:05 AM