AVI WISNIA Saturday March 26th 8:00
Join award-winning singer/songwriter Avi Wisnia as he kicks off his monthly residency performing at the Bucks County Cabaret's beautiful grand piano. The accomplished artist 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. Think Ben Folds meets Norah Jones, if they had a lovechild in Brazil. 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. Originally from Bucks County, Avi has toured the country with his debut full-length album, Something New, performing in prestigious venues across the country – from The Kennedy Center to The Philadelphia Museum of Art, giving a TED talk about “The Nature and Nurture of Bossa Nova” and even spending a month performing in Brazil. Avi has performed alongside artists such as The Roots, Ani DiFranco, Arturo Sandoval, and Maroon 5, and his music has been featured on TV and in feature films. His latest single, "Sky Blue Sky," is an experimental collaboration, recorded between Philadelphia and Rio de Janeiro. For more info, visit www.aviwisnia.com
Award-Winning Music Video "Rabbit Hole"
"Think acoustic Americana with Brazilian bossa nova. Drink a caipirinha, and enjoy the sounds that originated in warmer climates." - The L Magazine
“Jazzy singer-songwriter Avi Wisnia has a Ben Folds-y way of weaving stories into his piano-driven songs." - Time Out New York
"Philly-area native Avi Wisnia plays his own compositions reminiscent of a Brazilian Bossa Nova. Add in his soothing vocals and poetic lyrics and you’ve got something you’ve never heard before." - Helen Leicht (88.5 WXPN)
“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)