Akie Bermiss Trio
August 4 – Doors at 6:30. Show at 7:30.
Akie Bermiss is a pianist, composer, and singer living and working in Brooklyn, NY. He is a graduate of Bard College with degree in music composition. While there he also studied American Music (read: tin pan alley, Broadway musicals, and jazz) and writing (read: wrote some bad poetry and called it good). To his friends, he is considered a musical snob of the highest order; to his enemies — a musical charlatan of the basest variety. Among other things he is also the author of a children’s book (“I Hate to Be Sick” — out on Scholastic), a lover of science fiction and fantasy novels, a huge fan of cigars, and he takes his bourbon: neat.
Since graduating from Bard College in 2005, he has moved back to New York City and made a name for himself with his signature sound – a voice that blends R&B, jazz, hip hop, and funk effortlessly. Akie has unique skills in composing and songwriting, and, not least, great ability to work with and enhance the sounds of other musicians and singers.
He is currently playing with Lake Street Dive, Brooklyn-based FutureSoul band Aabaraki, the Screaming Headless Torsos, Miri Ben-Ari (the hip hop violinist), rap sensation Soul Khan, and also working with his own band, the Akie Bermiss Trio.
TICKETS & LOGISTICS: There are no tickets. For all shows we request a $10 donation/adult, with 100% of the proceeds going to the artist. Seating is first come first served, with gate open at 6:30. We ask that you bring your own chair/blanket, and anything that you like to eat or drink. (Adult beverages allowed.) We provide an onsite bathroom in our house. NO ANIMALS ALLOWED.