Happy 2018! I've just moved back to the US from London and am looking forward to continuing my musical adventure here.
I have some exciting news: My self-released solo EP Portraits Drawn Without You has now garnered over half a million plays on Spotify! I'm so grateful to everyone who's been listening to it, and please keep it up.
Also, on 17 December 2017, before leaving London, I had the pleasure of playing at the Vortex Jazz Club with Huw V Williams and Jay Davis. It was a really fun gig, and the great Dave Holland even came out to listen! My friend Marta Gonzalez Luque was kind enough to record the whole performance, and it's now up on YouTube. Check it out below!
I got featured in Celestine Bohlen's excellent review of John Graham's trips to Georgia and Turkey in today's New York Times travel section! I had a great time singing Georgian hymns in the ancient kingdom of Tao-Klarjeti and jamming with Reso Kiknadze at Movement Theatre in Tbilisi.
Couldn't make it to my London concert featuring Will Edwards and Inga Eichler? No problem! Check it out here on Soundcloud. Special thanks to LaToyah Gill for providing.
Hi friends, join for a concert on June 3 featuring a new trio of London-based musicians!
I will be leaving the US in January to move to London and do work for women's rights. While I am very excited, I will miss New York and the US, so I decided to host a concert to celebrate the musical adventure I have had here. It will be an hour set at Shapeshifter Labs (which, if you don't know, is an amazing place).
Alexander Dubovoy: piano, vocals
Zosha Warpeha: violin, vocals
Andrew Ryan, bass
$8 with student ID; $10 general admission
Zosha Warpeha is a violinist, vocalist, and songwriter hailing from Minnesota and currently residing in Brookyln. Inspired by music from many regions of the world, she performs a range of contemporary and folk styles on a 5-string violin, often letting her voice weave itself in and out the music. Zosha is currently pursuing studies at the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music.
Andrew Ryan is a bassist and composer from Denver, Colorado. A graduate of Ithaca College, he is an emerging artist in acoustic music, touring with Juno Award-winning banjoist Jayme Stone in his groundbreaking Lomax Project and rising folk-roots artist Kaia Kater. Andrew is also a founding member of The Freewheel Trio, where he is featured as a singer and songwriter. Andrew currently resides in Brooklyn, where he performs in 21st-century chamber group 9 Horses and continuously strives to make music both eclectic and inclusive.
Hey folks, after having been in California for a while and playing some in the Bay Area, I've finally wound my way back to Brooklyn. I'm doing some smaller gigs and focusing mainly on other academic, recording, and composition projects. Stay tuned! PS: I'm officially moving to London in January :)
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My new solo album is out on Bandcamp! Coming soon to iTunes and streaming.
Recorded by 11-time Grammy-winner Jack Renner in 2016, Portraits Drawn Without You is my first solo album. It features a set of original compositions that I dedicated to my grandmother following her passing in 2015. These deeply personal songs draw from my own life experiences as well as interrogations of historical memory. Each piece is a sort of musical portrait, an act of representation in which the true subject is conspicuously absent. The end effect, I hope, is like that of walking through the halls of a portrait gallery: You know that the figures on the walls know each other, but it is up to you to figure out the story of how.
Join Hans and Alexander for what might be our last performance in NYC for a little while. We'll be playing a bunch of duo repertoire developed over 4 years of playing together and 2 months of living together in Brooklyn. Also, there's no cover (just a minimum). So, come, bring your friends, and hang with us.
Thanks to everyone who came out to the Cornelia St. Cafe tonight. Such a pleasure to play for a packed house!
Had a great time performing with Hans and Griffin at Shrine!
So excited for these upcoming concerts in NYC:
While I'm posting things also, check out this single by Newspeak :)
Did you miss Newspeak's tour to California? If so, check out a podcast our drummer, Griffin Brown made! It traces our musical journey from New Haven to Los Angeles, San Francisco, and back.