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(U)NITY

2017-07-07
Showtime: 12:30AM
Doors Open at 12:00AM

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(U)nity
FEATURING:
Amaury Acosta - Drums
Axel Tosca Laugart - Piano & Keys
Chris Smith - Bass
Max Cudworth - Saxophone
Michael Valneau - Guitar

(U)NITY
(U)nity was the musical project, of five musicians from different corners of the world. But it stopped being a band a really long time ago. It now has morphed into an ideal, a collective, a movement, of like minded artists that Bring their heritage, expertise, and wisdom to create a sonic euphoria. The core : Michael Valeanu, Axel Tosca Laugart, Chris Smith, Max Cudworth and Amaury Acosta have created an unlikely collaboration, Ranging from a multitude of cultural backgrounds, Paris, Havana, Minneapolis, Providence and NYC. In their mission of fusing Afro Cuban culture with modern jazz, soul, hip-hop and gospel they’ve sacrificed neither virtuosity nor groove. Conceived in the summer of 2006 by Cuban American Drummer Amaury Acosta and Cuban pianist Axel Tosca Laugart. (U)nity represented a universal ideal for the two. They envisioned a collective of musicians whose every note would have the power to cross the lines that divide genres, countries and cultures and reach each listener, no matter his or her place in life.

In 2008, while studying at the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in New York City , Axel and Amaury were joined by French guitarist Michael Valeanu, Bassist Chris Smith and alto saxophonist Max CudworthEach and every note has the power to cross the lines that divide music and reach each listener in its own unique way. Reflecting back on (U)nity's strong heritage and eclectic modern influences, their sound have been influenced by : John Coltrane, Miles Davis , J Dilla, Chucho Valdez, McCoy Tyner, Wayne Shorter, D' Angelo, Los Van Van, Parliament Funkadelic, Robert Glasper, James Brown, The Soulquarians, Arnold Schoenberg, Led Zeppelin, Alan Holdsworth, Art Blakey And the Jazz Messengers, Just Blaze, Jimi Hendrix, Flying Lotus, La Charanga Habanera, Los Muñequitos De Matanzas, Brian Blade Fellowship , Thelonious Monk , Pancho Quinto, Tata Guines, Jay-Z, Tony Williams, Issac Delgado,Bon Iver, Kendrick Lamar, Irakere Herbie Hancock,Derek Trucks, Nas, Freddie Hubbard,The Grizzly bears,

In early 2017 they premiered the documentary film entitled “(U)nity is Power” which was shot through 3 years of making the album.
The 14 track manifesto will feature Bass Hero Pino Palladino , Cuban Percussionist & Vocalist Pedrito Martinez, Multi Instrumentalist Devonne Harris Aka DJ Harrison, Vocalists Jonathan Hoard, Lauren Desberg, Flautist Elena Pinderhughes, and Bassists Luques Curtis,Dj Ginyard, Joshua Crumbly, and more.

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