In a little under two decades, musician, songwriter, spoken word artist, author, and entrepreneur Landa Gherrá (pronounced jha-ray) has worked tirelessly to bring a unique style and integral, signature sound back to mainstream music with messages of love and civility; along with poignant messages that address and tackle the tough, controversial societal issues of today that very few artists dare to touch.
A lifelong Texas native and raised in the Oak Cliff town of southwest Dallas, he is an avid student of the arts where his highly cultured and diverse talents span from music composition, production, and performance, to songwriting and arranging in just about every contemporary form of music. His masterful gifts of music, writing, graphic and visual art were cultivated at the prestigious Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Dallas; an exemplary magnet school that has helped to develop many world renowned Grammy and Down Beat award-winning recording artists and Broadway theater talent.
Throughout his career in music, he has been blessed to play and perform on stages shared with artists such as Erykah Badu, Kirk Franklin, Bishop T.D. Jakes and the Potter’s House Mass Choir, Kirk Whalum, Arlington Jones, N’Dambi, The Vince Lujan Project, and more. His most recent work involves being the keyboardist and musical director for Billboard chart-topping and Soul Train Music Award nominated saxophonist Vandell Andrew, as well as being a contributing producer to Andrew’s critically acclaimed smooth jazz album of 2014, “Turn It Up”.
While continuing to push artistic boundaries and eradicating the limitations, Landa Gherrá is his own artistic director and creator. Everything that you see—from his websites and social media graphics, to his signature clothing and shirt designs, to the artwork for his EPKs and CD covers—this gifted, once-in-a-generation artist knows who he is, where he is headed, and by whom he has been sent.