The BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center, the longest operating performance venue in lower Manhattan, proudly presents pianist, composer and singer/songwriter Akie Bermiss on Friday, February 16 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $21 and available online, at the door, and by phone at (212) 220-1460.
Akie Bermiss, a Brooklyn native and Bard College graduate, presents raucous, guttural and soulful vocals, a fusion of Donny Hathaway, Macy Gray and Tom Waits. He’s equally adept singing neo-soul, funk, contemporary jazz, alternative rock and hip hop. His current touring schedule includes playing keyboards and providing backup vocals for the veteran indie, multi-genre band Lake Street Dive’s national concert series in support of their latest CD, Side Pony.
Over the past half a dozen years, Bermiss has become a visible contributor to the Brooklyn music scene as a musician, songwriter or featured vocalist with a collective of upstart groups such as FutureSoul band Aabaraki, Screaming Headless Torsos, Miri Ben-Ari (the Hip Hop Violinist) and Rap sensation Soul Khan.
He also founded the Akie Bermiss Trio; independently released his first self-titled solo EP via Rockwood Records in 2014, and continues to mine a loyal fan base, performing at cutting-edge venues including Rockwood Music Hall, The Falcon, BAM Cafe, The Apollo Cafe and others.
In addition, Bermiss is the author of a children’s book, I Hate to Be Sick, from Scholastic Books.
BMCC Tribeca PAC is Downtown Manhattan’s premier presenter of the arts, reaching audiences from the college community, downtown residential and business communities, local schools, families and audiences of all ages. BMCC Tribeca PAC strives to present a broad global perspective through the presentation of high-quality artistic work in music, theatre, dance, film and visual arts. BMCC Tribeca PAC is located on the Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) campus, 199 Chambers Street (between Greenwich Avenue & West Street) and is convenient to the 2/3, A/C/E and R/W subway lines and the New Jersey Path Train. For more information, please visit www.tribecapac.org.