Celebrate Brooklyn doesn’t only herald our borough, you know: On June 23, the Prospect Park band shell welcomes New Orleans-born neo-soul sensation Ledisi.
The artist developed her stellar pipes at an early age, playing with the New Orleans Symphony Orchestra when she was 8. As an adult, Ledisi came up in the Bay Area, quickly gaining fans for her powerful vocals and multi-genre sound, blending jazz, R&B and soul.
Five albums later, the California artist has garnered multiple Grammy Award nominations and collaborated with such talent as John Legend, who penned her single “Miss You,” on her new album, “Pieces of Me.” The record finds more of Ledisi’s laid-back, feel-good grooves, which are pretty perfect for a summer’s night on the lawn.
Ledisi at Celebrate Brooklyn at the Prospect Park band shell [Ninth Street and Prospect Park West in Park Slope, (718) 683-5600], June 23 at 7:30 pm. Free. For info, visit www.bricartsmedia.org.