Is This Jazz? Antisolar and Vélez

May 30, 2019 @ 9:30 pm – May 31, 2019 @ 1:00 am
AS220 Main Stage
115 Empire Street
Antisolar Point focuses on creating a musical dialogue, through improvisation, beautiful melodies and infectious grooves. Hailing from NYC, Boston, and Providence, they are quickly becoming a ‘must see’ in the Providence music scene.
Brendan Carniaux- Tenor Sax
John Mckenna- Tenor Sax
Evan Carley- Bass
Max Goldman- Drums
An accomplished writer and vocalist, Vélez sings through six strings. A Connecticut native and staple on the New England scene, Vélez moves and shakes with a presence that is “light as a feather yet soulful and sincere”, weaving sounds within a texture of jazz harmony and blues sensibilities. Influenced by a wide swath of textures and timbres, he paints with harmony that is neither predictable nor pretentious. The most enduring impression is etched by his “raspy, romantic style of singing”, and the adventurous spirit with which he improvises. Vélez transmutes pain and passion into poetry, accompanied by his guitar and the secrets they share.
After a winter of writing and arranging, Vélez is traveling with his band, promoting his 2019 Unveiled Tour and new body of work. Drawing upon many muses, these songs lay at the intersection of Story and Soul. Their thoughtful lyricism is amplified by an expansive vocal range and dynamic presence. There is a story being UNVEILED here. Gather round and hear it