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Thursday, February 9 2017

The Remarkable Evan Shinners W.T.F Bach

Thursday, February 09
7pm to 9pm
Evan Shinners holds a nonpareil place in the wold of music, in playing at a high level and with complete freedom the music of Bach and his proper electronic and acoustic music all around the world. ​ “Music is music”. This is what Alban Berg responded to George Gershwin in Paris during the spring of 1928, as to why there was no distinction between what we consider “educated” music and “popular” music. Evan Shinners has endorsed this quote with brio and passion since the beginning of his career. ​ American musician Evan Shinners travels the world performing Bach and his proper music from pool halls to Carnegie Hall. He has delighted audiences with his stories, songs, and unique renditions of the music of Johann Sebastian Bach. A 2010 Juilliard School graduate, Mr. Shinners was recently featured on NBC TV and National Public Radio performing an all-electric Bach Show at Webster Hall. In December he was invited to the White House, playing Bach in front of 19,000 people including the First Family for the national Christmas tree lighting. ​ His first recording (‘@bach’) caught the ears of many: “I know this is a lot of weight to put on a young man’s shoulders, but Evan reminds me of a young Glenn Gould” (Bill McGlaughlin). “It’s tremendously sloppy, it’s excitingly insane! But by god there is nothing quite like it” (David Dubal). “A bona fide Bach-star” (Time Out). ​ His second album, (“evan plays seven”), is also a full length youtube film, and won the grand prize at Bachtoberfest 2012, earning him the title: Mr. Bachtober. A poet and a tummler, Mr. Shinners publishes his own writings annually and hosts an eclectic party of New York based musicians every month in Spanish Harlem. ​ In September 2016, he create the character of WTF BACH, and release under this name two electronic album : Shining Charles (Huge Vibe), an electro pop album and Jello Sweet an experimental project on th bach's suites

Axel Tosca Trio

Thursday, February 09
9pm to 1am
It was a fore gone conclusion, that Pianist, Composer, Producer, Arranger Axel Tosca Laugart, was destine to be a musician. Born in Cuba to Cuban singer/folkloric songwriter Albert Tosca, and world renown Cuban vocalist Xiomara Laugart, his musical influences were everywhere, and his fate was sealed. His first interest was the guitar, but by the age of 7 he found his calling with the piano. Studying diligently under the guidance of Miriam Valdez, who is the sister of pianist/virtuoso Chucho Valdez, and Rosa Marie Talon, Axel's technique and style started to evolve. He began his formal training at the prestigious Paulita Concepcion Elementary School of Music and graduated as a teenager from the equally well known Amadeo Roldan Provincial School Of Music. In between at the age of 15,Axel immersed himself in the revolutionary Timba and the Hip Hop music scenes of Havana, which resulted in him performing with the legendary Quest Love and the Roots. In 2005 on the advice of Timbalero Amadito Valdez of the Buena Vista Social Club, Axel decided to move to the United States, as part of the world touring company of "Havana Nights", that performed in Las Vegas for two consecutive years. During his time in Las Vegas, Axel was spotted by George Clinton of Parliament/Funkedelic, and was asked to rehearse with the band, which resulted in Axel performing with P-Funk in Washington DC on December 31, 2007, and B.B. Kings in New York City shortly thereafter. When he relocated to New York City in 2009, Axel was awarded a scholarship to finish his Bachelor's Degree in Music at the New School Of Contemporary Jazz/Parsons University. During that time, he started his first band, (U)nity, with drummer Amaury Acosta. (U)nity has been together for 7 years, which produced two albums; "Peace, Love, and Music and "(U)nity Is Power". He also produced two of his mothers solo albums, "La Voz" and "Tears And Rumba" HIs debut release as a leader "AXEL TOSCA" is available on ALFI Records.
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