Singer, songwriter and musician Avi Wisnia performs original songs inspired by his love of Bossa Nova, a fusion of jazz and samba from Brazil made world famous by Antonio Carlos Jobim, Joao and Astrud Gilberto, Stan Getz and more.
Join us and sway along, wont you? It's an evening you won't soon forget... You might even swear you got a glimpse of that Girl from Ipanema walking by... This event is free and open to the public. (Recommended Ages 8+) Say you'll be there and RSVP at jazz2wvpl.eventbrite.com.
ABOUT OUR PERFORMER:
Award-winning singer/songwriter Avi Wisnia presents an eclectic mix of refreshingly original songs and inventive covers, finding inspiration in Brazilian bossa nova, acoustic American folk, 1950’s west-coast jazz, and contemporary pop. Avi’s clever lyrics give a knowing nod to his contemporaries, while his smooth vocals and deft piano skills assure you that this is truly something new. Avi tours in support of his debut album, Something New, performing in prestigious venues around the world – from the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City to The Kennedy Center in Washington DC to concerts in Warsaw, Poland and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. His latest single “Sky Blue Sky” was recorded via satellite between Philadelphia and Brazil, winning recognition from the Philadelphia Songwriters Project and MidAtlantic Songwriters Competition. In addition to being a performing songwriter, Avi Wisnia has also given a TED talk about “The Nature and Nurture of Bossa Nova” and performed with The Moth storytellers. - Aviwisnia.com