Axel Tosca is a New York-based Cuban Jazz pianist and composer with Folk, Timba, Hip-Hop, and Funk influences.
Axel Tosca in NYC
The Trio plays Zinc Bar, Thursday, May 11 and 18, 2017 with shows at 9pm & 10:30pm, and midnight.
Axel plays Birdland March 9, 2017 at 6pm.
Axel Tosca is from a Famous Cuban Musical Family
Axel was born in Cuba into a prestigious musical family. His mom is the legendary Cuban vocalist Xiomara Laugart. Tosca started playing piano when he was seven. One of his teachers was Miriam Valdez, the daughter of Cuban piano legends Bebo Valdez and sister of Chucho Valdez.
Growing up in Havana, Tosca played in the Timba and Hip-Hop scenes. After coming to the States, Axel played a little with George Clinton’s Parliament/Funkedelic.
Axel has been part of Jazz band (U)nity for several years and released his self-titled debut album as a leader (Alfi Records, 2016).
Today Axel mostly sounds like a Jazz musician, but you can hear and see little bits of all those influences in his music.
For more information, visit www.AlfiRecords.com