Dec 12, 2015 10:00 PM
Martina Fiserova - Album Release Show
Concert. Sidewalk Cafe, 94 Avenue A, NYC
They came here for the same purpose, for opportunity, for growth, for risk, for the jump, for the fall, for the lift, for the work, for life, for art; all for New York City.
On one special night they take off the veil for all to see. Their truths exposed, naked experiences. Join them and celebrate the release of 2 very special births. The unfolding of lives, parallel universes, dreams, wishes and aspirations.
Martina Fiserova launches her CD of original songs titled “Shift”, meshing harmonic sophistication with unpretentious and personal expression. Mimi Oz of Toronto releases her second record, titled "Men Who Never Loved Me", in the genres of alt country, blues, folk rock. Anti-folk freaky weird and wild piano/guitar duo "Horra", close off the night.
Prague born singer, songwriter and musician Martina Fiserova grew up in a family of musicians and became hooked on jazz. She has performed with many artists at jazz festivals and venues throughout Europe (Czech republic, Slovakia, Germany, France, Austria, Croatia, Bulgaria, Romania, Turkey) as well as Taiwan and Vietnam.
As a singer and lyricist she collaborated in renowned Czech bassist Jaryn Janek's album "These people", writing in English, Czech and German.
In 2012 she released her spontaneously recorded debut jazz CD "Clearing Fields" that features Grammy nominated hammond organ player and pianist Brian Charette.
Her latest CD "Shift", stamps her mark on the NYC arts scene, and was created both in Europe and in the USA. Supported by skilled international jazz players, Martina introduces her original material and creative production.
"Shift reveals the maturing and development of an artist, who is not looking back" - James Nadal, All About Jazz
Toronto born Canadian artist Mimi Oz began songwriting in 2011, with the release of her first record titled “Three of Swords”, a love story dedicated to her brief period of time living and falling in love with Mexico City in 2009. Mimi caught the attention of legendary songwriter and Canadian icon “Bob Wiseman”, at Toronto’s Tranzac club. She collaborated with Wiseman, co writing and arranging her then poems and rough ideas into fully produced songs with rich arrangements.
Her broad influences, untrained dynamic vocals, and unique ability to jump between genres, make her live performances jarringly delightful. Lyrics are the key if not most important element in her songwriting, stemming from a background in poetry.
In 2013 she relocated to New York City to write new material. Her newest record “Men Who Never Loved Me”, is a sassy comedic collection of songs about heartbreak, obsessions, and failed romances. The album is largely self produced, a few are co-produced by Canadian songwriter and professional percussionist Don Kerr. Mimi received a grant from the Ontario arts council’s popular music program for her latest record.
“Mimi Oz actually has the potential to be that rare artist that can take something real into that other world, you know, the one where they give out Grammy Awards“ - JJ Hayes, Boog City.
Sidewalk Cafe, 94 Avenue A, NYC
Dec 12, 2015 10:00 PM