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#SkyBlueSky Recording in Brazil

5 weeks ago

I’m finally getting back in the studio! Or, make that: Studios. Because i’ll be recording my song Sky Blue Sky via satellite in Brazil! As you can see in the photo above, I’ve been teleconferencing with producer Bruno Migliari in Rio de Janeiro who will be assembling a band of renown Brazilian musicians to help me capture the perfect sound for my new single. I’ll be recording my part here in Philadelphia. You can follow this unique cross-continental collaboration step by step as we make music across the internet, and you can share how excited you are by tagging me and using the hashtag: #SkyBlueSky. Plenty more details to come. Stay tuned!!!

Want a preview of the song?
Watch a live performance: HERE


Philadelphia Songwriters Project Finalist

The Philadelphia Songwriters Project just released the names of this year’s songwriting competition finalists, including me and my song Sky Blue Sky! Narrowed down from hundreds of entries, only the songwriting finalists will get to perform and winners will be announced on May 31 at The Ardmore Music Hall. The show is sponsored by 88.5 WXPN, with an esteemed panel of judges from the Philadelphia community, and YOU can be a part of the voting audience to help decide this year’s winning songwriters. I WANT TO SEE YOU THERE!
WXPN Welcomes
The Philadelphia Songwriting Project: Finals Showcase
Sunday, May 31
4pm – 7pm


The Ardmore Music Hall
23 East Lancaster Avenue, Ardmore PA

contest info at – including discount tickets

show details and regularly-priced tickets at 



East Coast Spring Tour – May 2015


In the infamous words of early Renaissance poet Sir Mix-A-Lot: you get sprung. And Spring has got me totally Sprung. I’ve got so much great news and tons of exciting adventures to last you all the live-long May. I’m a songwriting contest finalist, I’m recording in Brazil, AND i’m coming to see you.

I’m packing up my piano and getting ready for my East Coast tour, which starts TONIGHT in Brooklyn. I’ll be performing in living rooms, sight-seeing in Nashville, kazooing at the Eden Kazoo Factory, and i hope to see you along the way! RSVP for the show nearest you, or just follow my roadtrip adventures online (on TWFBIG) because that’s what social media is for.

May 2, Sat: Brooklyn, NY
May 4, Mon: Frederick, MD
May 6, Wed: Washington, DC
May 7, Thurs: Durham, NC
May 9, Thurs: Mills River, NC
May 10, Sun: Nashville, TN
May 12, Tues: Nashville, TN
May 13, Wed: Columbus, OH
May 14, Thurs: Brockport, NY
May 15, Fri: Eden, NY
May 16, Sat: Scipio Center, NY
May 17, Sun: New York, NY
May 23, Sat: New Hope, PA
May 31, Sun: Philadelphia/Ardmore, PA
For more event information and tickets, check the tour schedule.

I’m really excited to be getting back to writing and recording and creating and driving and performing this year, so stay connected on the  Facebook  &  Twitter  &  Instagram machines for the latest posts and pictures from the road. Do you have recommendations for things to do/see/eat while i’m hanging out in your town? Leave a comment and let me know! And be sure to share my travel destinations with your friends in other cities – it’s always nice to meet friends-of-friends in new places.




House Concerts & May Tour


This May I will be heading to several living rooms across the east coast (many of them will be open to the public), and spending a few days in Nashville soaking up the culture (and BBQ sauce). There’s still time for you to host an Avi Wisnia House Concert this season! It is a great way to provide an evening of entertainment for your friends, and a sure way to get me to play your favorite songs. I’ve got just a few dates open when I’ll be passing through these states in these months in particular:

May – NY, NJ, PA, DE, DC, MD, VA, NC, TN, KY, OH
June - MA, NY, NJ, PA
July – CA
also booking Fall 2015 / Spring 2016

If you are interested in hosting your own house concert, or if you want to learn more, email: AWHouseConcert @ 

Read more about house concerts: HERE 

I’m cleaning off my melodica and filling up my gas tank, so stay connected on the Facebook & Twitter & Instagram machines for the latest posts and pictures from the road. Be sure to sign up for the mailing list (to the right) to get all the updated info and check back with the ever-updated tour schedule as new dates will be added soon:


Holocaust Remembrance Day


In honor of April’s Holocaust Remembrance Day, my grandfather, Cantor David S. Wisnia, and I will recount our recent travels in Poland, with stories from Warsaw and Auschwitz, and music that we will perform together in two very special events that are free and open to the public. There was much interest in hearing more of my grandfather’s remarkable story and more about our trip, so – for all of you in the Philadelphia/Princeton & NYC area – i am excited to be able to present these events.

MON, April 13: Congregation Beth Chaim – Princeton Jct, NJ
WED, April 15: Temple Shaaray Tefila – New York, NY

For more event information, check the tour schedule.

I have recorded all my posts from the trip on my blog so you can still go back and read them, starting with the first entry HERE, plus a #MyPolishWisnia Photo Album of the journey on Facebook.

You can also read a NJJN article about our return home HERE.

To see my grandfather sing at the Auschwitz Liberation 70th Anniversary Event: 

View the new short documentary ‘Auschwitz’ by Steven Spielberg, which premiered at the 70th Anniversary Event:





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