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New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. In addition to issuing her own recordings, contemporary soul and jazz singer Ledisi has appeared on albums by other artists, in addition to co-managing her own production/record company, LeSun. Ledisi was raised in Oakland, California, to a family rich in musical talent (her mother was a singer, her father a guitarist, and her subsequent stepfather, a drummer). It did not take long before Ledisi became a singer herself, studying both opera and piano at the University of Berkeley's Young Musicians Program, and forming a deep appreciation for smooth jazz music. Others soon recognized Ledisis talents, as she landed a nationwide television commercial, and along with LeSun/musical partner Sundra Manning, has penned songs for artists such as the Braxton Brothers, Pinay Divas, and the Braids. Ledisi has also performed alongside artists such as Isaac Hayes, Jai Utal, Alphabet Soup, and the Marcus Shelby Trio, and has been a member of two...