Award-winning singer/songwriter Avi Wisnia presents an eclectic mix of refreshingly original songs and inventive covers, finding inspiration in Brazilian bossa nova, acoustic American folk, 1950’s west-coast jazz, and contemporary pop. Think Ben Folds meets Norah Jones if they had a lovechild in Brazil. Avi's clever lyrics give a knowing nod to his contemporaries, while his smooth vocals and deft piano skills assure you that this is truly something new. Avi has toured the country with his dynamic ensemble and his debut full-length album, Something New, performing in prestigious venues across the country – from Lincoln Center in NYC to The Kennedy Center in Washington DC to Yoshi’s Jazz House in San Francisco, even spending a month performing in Brazil. Avi has performed alongside artists such as The Roots, Ani DiFranco, and Maroon 5, and his music has been featured on TV and in featured films.
"Philly native Avi Wisnia plays his own compositions reminiscent of a Brazilian Bossa Nova. Add in his soothing vocals and poetic lyrics and you’ve got something you’ve never heard before."
- Helen Leicht (88.5 WXPN)
"Think acoustic Americana with Brazilian bossa nova. Drink a caipirinha, and enjoy the sounds that originated in warmer climates."
- The L Magazine
"Completely refreshing. Startlingly clever. Lyrically brilliant."
- Alyssa Rushbaum (music critic for SPIN, VIBE, and Rebel Spirit Music)