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Masego

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BIO:

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. 

Masego lived a nomadic youth, moving around with his Jamaican-American father who was in the air force, and his Georgia-born mother. Both are pastors and he lived what he calls a sheltered life, eventually settling in Virginia for Middle School.  He first encountered music in church and his upbringing was strict. “We weren’t allowed to listen to hip-hop at all.” When he was eight, he was blown away by a church drummer and taught himself. “YouTube taught me everything I know,” he says. He picked up piano and saxophone too.

College was where Masego blossomed. He did a decade’s worth of growing up in a matter of months. He built up a reputation at open mic nights. Then discovered the looper pedal on YouTube, bought one, and started writing his own stuff while freestyling in his dorm. “I’d make up songs about nothing,” he says. “Try them out at talent shows and lose badly.” Masego felt most comfortable hiding behind his instruments. Until he noticed one of his peers singing original music at an open mic, garnering attention from the ladies. “I knew I was missing something, so the voice was the next journey,” he says. Getting back to work on making a beat from scratch, Masego played his saxophone and began rapping and scatting over it. 

Additional Links: 
Website: www.masegomusic.com
Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/UncleSego
Twitter: www.twitter.com/UncleSego
Instagram: www.instagram.com/masego
YouTube Channel: www.youtube.com/masego
TikTok: www.tiktok.com/@masegoofficial
SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/masegomusic

 

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  • All ticket prices are subject to increase on the day the of event.
  • Please arrive early to the venue to allow enough time for you and your guests to move through the queue and enter the venue.
  • Prior to entering the venue, guests will be searched (wand and/or pat-downs) to ensure that none of the restricted items enters the courtyard
  • We suggest you leave valuable and unnecessary items at home.
  • You may be asked to empty your pockets of all items so that they can be examined.
  • All alcohol and narcotic laws will be strictly enforced.
  • All bags will be searched, and no large bags or backpacks will be allowed (larger than a standard sheet of paper).

We reserve the right to refuse entry to anyone. If you see something that concerns you, please say something to our management or security so we can ensure the best experience possible

Restricted Items:

Considering recent events, the following items are strictly prohibited

  • No guns, knives, weapons, pepper spray, projectiles of any kind, or any other item that could be used to inflict harm.
  • Replicas of weapons are also NOT permitted
  • No large purses, bags or backpacks will be allowed (larger than a standard sheet of paper).
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