2011 has been a wild year so far! I’d like to give a shout out to all my new friends in Brazil, Cuba, Texas, and the southern-most tip of New Jersey. With all this bouncing around, I hope you have been keeping up with my travels. For the best updates, stay tuned to the TWITTER & FACEBOOK – i’ve realized that’s more my speed. And if you have been staying tuned, you have already seen some of these incredible dates coming up this Spring. The band and I are expanding our tour! Check out the highlights below, and the entire tour with complete info on the official website TOUR PAGE.
Shows with Brazilian artist Denise Reis in the US
I’ve had some incredible adventures already this year, not least of which was spending a month performing in Brazil. I didn’t want my fellow American countryfolk to miss out – so I decided to bring some Brazil back with me… I am beyond excited to announce a couple of shows with Brazilian artist Denise Reis in NYC (at Joe’s Pub) and in Philadelphia (at World Cafe Live). We will be bringing the show that we did in Rio, expanding on it, and performing these very special shows in May. We will be collaborating on each others’ music, complete with my full band, special guests and even joining forces on some surprise familiar tunes. These shows will be unlike anything I’ve done so far, and I hope you can join me for one of these nights.
AVI WISNIA & DENISE REIS:
SHOW DE BOLA
with full band, and featuring special guests
*tix available now for all shows, advanced reservations strongly recommended*
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New York City
Live at Joe’s Pub
425 Lafayette Street
Wednesday, May 4
9:00pm doors, 9:30pm show
(all ages welcome, $12 in advance/$15 at door; tix at www.joespub.com)
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Live at The World Cafe
3025 Walnut Street
Wednesday, May 18
7:30pm doors, 8:00pm show
(all ages welcome, $12 in advance/$15 at door; tix at www.worldcafelive.com)
Four Hands On Deck Tour with songwriter JENNINGS
At the end of April, I’ll be making some stops down south for my first shows in Baltimore, Raleigh, Gainesvilles, and Nashville. I’ll be on tour with good friend and fellow songwriter Jennings, sharing a piano and a car for some really unique shows. It will be nice to head south to some new cities, and I’m expecting some killer fried chicken along the way.
Sunday at The KIMMEL CENTER
More: the band and I have been invited to appear as part of The Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts, with a special 2 hour performance at the beautiful Kimmel Center, which will be dramatically transformed into 20th century Paris. The transformation of the Plaza includes an 81-foot light-bulb-filled Eiffel Tower reaching for the sky as trains and planes zoom overhead. French wine tastings, French lessons and French food accompany the performance. Fun, no?
Live at The Kimmel Center
Sunday, April 10
5:00pm – 7:00pm
(all ages welcome, FREE and open to the public; brief French lesson at 5pm, light show at 7pm)
Festival details can be found at www.pifa.org and www.kimmelcenter.org/pifa.
If that’s not enough for you, i’ve got even more coming your way in April and May. So get those kazoos in hand, come out and see some live music. The weather’s just fine (or at least it will be, damn it).