Axel Tosca’s Cuban Jam Featuring Diva Xiomara Laugart.

///////Axel Tosca’s Cuban Jam Featuring Diva Xiomara Laugart


Date: May 16, 2024
Duration: 1 Day
Type: open

Axel Tosca Trio and the Legendary Xiomara Laugart Rock “The Cuban Jam” Every Thursday at Zinc Bar: A Must-See Event in NYC!—Kaju Roberto, Village View Click for full article

Sets 9:30pm And 11pm Cover $30 at the club

Reservations not accepted (yet) please arrive 20 minutes before shows

3x Grammy-nominated Axel Tosca is a highly talented Cuban jazz pianist and composer who has gained recognition for his virtuosic performances and innovative compositions that blend elements of jazz, classical music, Hip-Hop and Afro-Cuban rhythms. Born in Cuba in 1983, Tosca grew up in a prestigious musical family. His mother is the renowned Cuban Trova singer Xiomara Laugart and his father is Cuban folk singer-guitarist Alberto Tosca. Introduced to guitar at age four, Tosca was also playing piano by age seven and soon joined his parents on stage playing his first show at Casa de las Americas. Along with performing with his parents, he attended music school. One of his beloved teachers was Miriam Valdez, the daughter of Cuban piano legend Bebo Valdez and sister of Chucho Valdez. This first-class education enabled him to gain a wide range of experiences. Tosca has since become a sought-after performer, collaborator, and session musician, working with a diverse range of musicians and groups including jazz greats like Roy Hargrove and Steve Turre, Dennis & Swing, the Afro-Cuban All-Stars, Bobby Carcases, Teresa Garcia Caturla, Jose Miguel Crego, and more. Along with classical music, jazz, and Latin traditions, he also discovered hip-hop and played with The Roots when they toured Cuba.

Currently, Tosca has worked with DJ / Producer / Remixer’s Louie Vega, Kenny Dope, The Martinez Brothers and David Morales, Jeff “Tain” Watts, George Clinton, Robert Glasper, BeBe Winans, Brian Jackson, Dee Dee Bridgewater, The Clark Sisters, Stretch & Bobbito, Mae-Sun, Melanie Charles, Etienne Charles, Steve Gadd, Ray Chew, Lenny White, Pino Palladino, Giovanni Hidalgo, Jocelyn Brown, Karren Wheeler, J. Hoard, Nikara Warren, Monique Bingham, Godwin Louis, Carlos Alomar and J Balvin and Bad Bunny, just to name a few….
Known for his technical proficiency, soulful playing, and innovative approach to jazz, Tosca continues to push the boundaries of the genre and inspire audiences around the world with his music.
There is no limit for this visionary pianist, composer, producer, arranger and musical director.

Xiomara Laugart has lived and worked in New York City for two decades. As a vocalist, she has performed Cuban nueva trova, jazz standards, and Broadway numbers on local and international stages. Xiomara has recorded over 17 albums and has collaborated with Kip Hanrahan, Roy Hargrove, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, and others.

Xiomara joins her son, jazz pianist Axel Tosca, in a new duo that combines the beloved Cuban sounds of home from the 1950s to today with Tosca’s eclectic take on modern jazz, swing, and bebop. Axel Tosca primarily plays with his Afro-Cuban psychedelic band Unity and has performed with The Roots, George Clinton, and Little Louie Vega.