|Born||Martha Carmen Josephine Hernandéz Rosario de Veléz|
New York City
|Occupation||Television actress, singer|
Martha Carmen Josephine Hernandéz Rosario de Veléz (b. The City of New York Television ( TV) is a widely used Telecommunication medium for sending ( Broadcasting) and receiving moving Images, either monochromatic in New York City) is an American singer and actress of Puerto Rican descent. The City of New York The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Veléz is the former wife of famous trumpet player Keith Johnson. Her son is performance artist,writer/poet, singer, Taj Johnson. Taj appeared as series regular for two years on Parker Lewis Can't Lose. Parker Lewis Can't Lose is an American teen sitcom that originally aired on the FOX network from September 1990 to June 1993 (three seasons Her brother is famous percussionist, Gerardo Velez Spyro Gyra, Patti LaBelle, Jimi Hendrix. Spyro Gyra (ˌspaɪroʊˈdʒaɪrə is an American Jazz fusion band that was originally formed in the mid-1970s in Buffalo New York, USA Patricia Louise Holte (born May 24 1944) best known as her stage name Patti Labelle, is an American R&B and soul James Marshall Hendrix (born Johnny Allen Hendrix) (November 27 1942 – September 18 1970 was an American Guitarist, Singer and Songwriter
Veléz started singing at 5 years old and won an opera scholarship at 12 years old, being a mezzo soprano. This article is related to a series of articles under the main article Voice type. She studied for 3 years then went to the High School of Performing Arts in New York City. The High School of Performing Arts, more formally known as The School of Performing Arts A Division of the Fiorello H La Guardia High School of Music and the Arts informally known as The City of New York She holds a Masters Degree from Antioch University in Clinical Psychology and a Ph. D. from Pacifica Graduate Institute in Cultural Mythology and Depth Psychology. She is a founding Fellow of the Imaginal Institute of Ojai, California. As a playwright, she wrote the award-winning play, Power of the Powerless. She continues to use her brilliant voice as a singer for good will and social change.
She began her recording career with the prominent folk singing group The Gaslight Singers. She was the female singer with Earl Mann, Al Alcabes,Jeff Hyman Mercury Records. Mercury Records is a Record label operating as a standalone company in the UK and as part of the Island Def Jam Music Group in the US and are both subsidiaries of Veléz released her debut blues/rock album Fiends And Angels on the Sire/ Warner Records label in 1969; the album also features Eric Clapton; Christine McVie, pianist (Fleetwood Mac) guitarist Al Anderson also worked with her. Year 1969 ( MCMLXIX) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Eric Patrick Clapton, CBE (born 30 March 1945 is an English Blues-rock Guitarist, singer Songwriter and Composer Al Anderson is an American -born Songwriter and Guitarist. He was a member of Wailers Band and played on several albums in the early and mid-1970s In May 1975 she travelled to Jamaica for three weeks to record with reggae star Bob Marley. Year 1975 ( MCMLXXV) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Jamaica (ˈdʒəˈmeɪkə} is an Island nation of the Greater Antilles, in length and as much as in width situated in the Caribbean Sea. She is the only American artist for which Marley functioned as musical producer - the results were "Escape From Babylon. " Also, producer Craig Leon greatly contributed to this association. He asked Marley about doing the music with her; Marley listened to her composition, Living Outside the Law Hypnotized,on the strength of having a philosophical kinship with her along with her extraordinary voice, Marley's very positive response took them into the studio with his earlier producer Lee "Scratch" Perry to work on producing Veléz's album Escape From Babylon in 1976. Hypnosis is often thought to be a wakeful state of focused attention and heightened suggestibility with diminished peripheral awareness Lee "Scratch" Perry (born Rainford Hugh Perry, on March 20, 1936, in Kendal Jamaica) is a reggae and dub artist who has been Year 1976 ( MCMLXXVI) was a Leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The album also featured two Marley covers (Bend Down Low, Get Up, Stand Up) and a Veléz-Marley composing collaboration (Disco Night; the songwriting credits were given to Rita Marley because of Marley's dispute with his publishers at the time. " Get Up Stand Up " is a Reggae song written by Bob Marley and Peter Tosh. Alpharita Constantia Anderson, better known as Rita Marley is the Widow of legendary Reggae musician Bob Marley, and a member of the trio the ).
After Escape From Babylon Veléz released two further albums, American Heartbeat (1977) and Angels Of The Future Past (1989). Also 1977 (album by Ash. Year 1977 ( MCMLXXVII) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays Year 1989 ( MCMLXXXIX) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar) She then resumed her career as an actress which began as the lead in HAIR on Broadway. She moved on to movies and TV series. She was a series regular in the Norman Lear sitcom AKA Pablo 1984and played a recurring role in Falcon Crest (1986). Year 1984 ( MCMLXXXIV) was a Leap year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1984 Gregorian calendar) In 1997 she acted in One Eight Seven along with Samuel L. Jackson. Year 1997 ( MCMXCVII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1997 Gregorian calendar One Eight Seven (also known and abbreviated as 187) is a 1997 drama / crime / thriller film starring Samuel Samuel Leroy Jackson (born December 21 1948 is an American Academy Award -nominated and BAFTA -winning actor Worked in film with Julianne Moore (Safe), Halle Berry and Patrick Swayze (Fatherhood), Dennis Hopper (Nails),and played a lead role in the (Sundance)winner Star Mapsdirected by Miguel Arteta produced by Mathew Greenfield. Sundance is a popular Ski resort located near Provo Utah. It was bought by the Actor Robert Redford in 1968 presumably because Redford's wife Miguel Arteta (born 1965 in San Juan Puerto Rico) is an American director of film and television, best known for his Independent film