This engagement will be the debut of Axel Tosca as a Band Leader/Featured Artist, and he will play music from his new self titled release “AXEL TOSCA”, for the first time in a concert setting. AXEL will be joined by world renown Drummer Jeff “Tain” Watts, Bassist Joshua Crumbly, and a collection of Special Guest Musicians from around the world.
Pianist, composer, producer, and arranger Axel Tosca Laugart was destined to be a musician. Born in Cuba to Cuban singer/folkloric songwriter Albert Tosca and world-renowned Cuban vocalist Xiomara Laugart, his fate was sealed. His first interest was the guitar, but by the age of 7 he found that his true calling was the piano. At the age of 15 Axel began to immerse himself in the revolutionary Timba and the Hip Hop music scenes of Havana, and went on to perform with the legendary Quest Love and the Roots. In 2005 on the advice of Timbalero Amadito Valdez of the Buena Vista Social Club, Axel decided to move to the United States as part of the world touring company of “Havana Nights”, which performed in Las Vegas for two consecutive years. During his time in Las Vegas, Axel was spotted by George Clinton of Parliament/Funkedelic and was asked to rehearse with the band, which resulted in Axel performing with P-Funk in Washington DC on December 31, 2007, and B.B. Kings in New York City shortly thereafter.
When he relocated to New York City in 2009 he started his first band, (U)nity, with drummer Amaury Acosta. (U)nity has been together for 7 years and has produced two albums; “Peace, Love, and Music and “(U)nity Is Power”. He has also produced two of his mother’s solo albums, “La Voz” and “Tears And Rumba”.