Axel Tosca is a Cuban Jazz pianist who is one of New York City’s best young Timba musicians. He leads his own trio and plays in Los Habaneros.
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 Valdéz and sister of Chucho Valdéz.
Growing up in Havana, Tosca played in the Timba and Hip-Hop scenes. After coming to the States, he played 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.
Axel Tosca in New York City
Tosca is based here so he plays around a lot.
The Axel Tosca Trio featuring Xiomara Laugart plays Cuban Jazz at Zinc Bar in Greenwich Village, on Thursday, September 22, 2022 from 9pm-midnight. $20. 🇨🇺
Axel Tosca makes his Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola debut with “A Night in Havana” on August 29, 2017 at 7:30 & 9:30pm.
Axel Tosca plays Birdland March 9, 2017 at 6pm.
For more information, visit Tosca’s record label www.AlfiRecords.com