Masego may not be a household name yet but, the key word there is yet so jump on tickets to see him take over the First Avenue mainroom on Thursday, March 23rd.
Masego is a grammy-nominated saxophone player, a singer, and a DJ – a singular talent and surprising presence in the musical fabric right now. He cites the 1930s Harlem big band leader and singer Cab Calloway as a guiding spirit who was mentored by DJ Jazzy Jeff and puts an unabashedly sultry-smooth spin on the R&B, hip hop, and dance music that he and his contemporaries like Lucky Daye, SZA, Ari Lennox, and Smino are making.
He towers over 6ft tall with a gold saxophone pendant around his neck, robed in impeccable threads and with tattoos that spell J-A-Z-Z across his knuckles. His debut album, Lady Lady was a showcase of his many sides: funny and flirty, wide-eyed and coming-of-age, mysterious and moody. The title track paints him as a jazzy heartthrob, a young sax-playing D’Angelo. Elsewhere he’s influenced by trap, Caribbean styles, electric piano funk, and more somber textures. “It’s the many emotions of Masego,” he smiles.
Special guest Ogi will be opening up for Masego. Our voices indicate how we feel. Joy, sadness, trepidation, and truth filter through the tone and timbre. For as pensive and reserved as Ogi may be in everyday life, the Los Angeles-based Nigerian American singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist speaks her mind when she sings. After captivating audiences on social media and earning the endorsement and support of iconic GRAMMY Award-winning producer No I.D. [JAY-Z, John Mayer, Kanye West], she expresses who she is through every note on a series of singles and her 2022 debut.
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