Monday, July 5, 2010

Avi Wisnia Presents... live at Club Passim on Sunday, July 11th!!!

Avi Wisnia
Avi Wisnia brings his debut full-length studio album at this  Boston premiere event. The album, "Something New", was recorded with Grammy-winning producer Glenn Barratt (Melody Gardot, Amos Lee), and features Avi's signature songwriting supported by lush arrangements in a variety of styles.

CD Release EventAVI WISNIA
featured solo perforamnce
in celebration of his debut full-length studio album
“SOMETHING NEW”Sunday, July 11
$12 tickets ($10 members)
this show is open to all ages

Club Passim
47 Palmer Street
Boston, MA 02138

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"Think acoustic Americana with Brazilian bossa nova. Drink a caipirinha, and enjoy the sounds that originated in warmer climates."
~ The L Magazine

“Completely Refreshing... Lyrically brilliant… If Wisnia’s sampling of lush, complex songs are any indication of what’s to come, listeners will be waiting eagerly for more." ~ Alyssa Rashbaum, music critic for SPIN, VIBE, and Rebel Spirit Music

"Gloriously summery jazz-soul fusion, awash with shiny pianos and smooth vocals – a little like an acoustic Maroon 5, but with more Bossa Nova, more attitude, and more talent in his little finger."
~ Chris Merriman, Subba Cultcha
Born and raised just outside Philadelphia, Singer/Songwriter Avi Wisnia presents an eclectic mix of refreshingly original songs, finding inspiration in classic Brazilian bossa nova, acoustic American folk, 1950’s west-coast jazz, and contemporary pop.  Avi released his debut EP in 2007 to rave reviews, with one critic crowning him the "male Norah Jones."   Now, his debut full-length studio album, "Something New", recorded with Grammy-winning producer Glenn Barratt, positions Avi as a formidable talent and a true artist on the rise.  Imagine a performer who seamlessly fuses the subtle stylings of Ms. Jones, the piano virtuosity of Ben Folds, and the heartbreaking melodies of John Mayer. A wordsmith as well as a composer, Avi's clever lyrics give a knowing nod to his contemporaries, while his smooth vocals assure you that this is truly something new.  Avi showcases his own music with unexpected arrangements, and he experiments with contemporary pop tunes from artists like Lauryn Hill, Bjork, Wilco and The Cure, stripping them down, taking them apart and reviving them with a dynamic new spirit. He has performed at prestigious venues like Lincoln Center and renown festivals such as South by SouthWest.  In addition, Avi believes in creating community through music events.  He is the ensemble director for the New York Megaphonica and, in 2008, he created The No Brainer benefit concert, which continues to raise funds and awareness for the National Brain Tumor Society.