is an American jazz vocalist and singer-songwriter, born of Syrian Lebanese and Armenian descent. She is a national recording and voice over artist, author and professor of vocal jazz at Kent State University. Her debut book, entitled "Gra†eful", is a captivating memoir that reveals in detail her triumph over Bipolar Disorder, and what appeared for years to be insurmountable odds.
"Gra†eful" is a Christian memoir of faith, healing and the gift of music. It is a
resurrection story of hope and faith and it is currently in the hands of one of the top ten Christian literary agents in the country, on it's way to finding a publisher.
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This is Maria's rendition of the classic Aretha Franklin arrangement of
Precious Lord/You've Got a Friend.
Maria on piano, Bryan Thomas on bass.
This is an original Christian composition from Maria's fifth album