Amy León, CHERUBIM, Elysse
325 Franklin Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, 11238
This event is 21 and over
Amy Leon is an actor, poet, singer and Harlem Native. She recently graduated from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts and is happily leading her life as a full time creative. Amy is currently a member of the Nuyorican Slam Team and she just published her first collection of poetry 'the water under the bridge.' Amy looks forward to spreading love and light as far as she can with her work. The mantra: Live loudly, Give quietly, Listen always.
Kaleidoscopic and candy sweet, looping and transcendent, syncopating and smooth, Cherubim makes massive experimental symphonies that exhale soul and jazz. Only paralleled by the high snowy oxygenated peaks of love and the cascading spiraling lows of heartbreak, Alisha Roney's vocals and electronic productions leave crowds breathless, entranced and exultant.
Elysse is a Brooklyn-based vocalist and composer who creates cinematic, genre-bending music.
The daughter of jazz saxophonist Don Hanson, Elysse was raised on the sounds of Antonio Carlos Jobim, Sarah Vaughan, Burt Bacharach, and Stevie Wonder. Homeschooled through grade school, she attended Princeton University, where she majored in English Literature and joined her first band.
After graduating, Elysse returned to her native NYC to pursue a graduate degree in journalism and culture studies at NYU. While there, she explored wide-ranging sounds and styles while performing in jazz, folk, indie, and psychedelic salsa groups all over NYC.
It was also during her time at NYU that she discovered songwriting, taking cues from her many musical influences to cultivate a panoramic, yet intimate songwriting style propelled by her passion for words and imagery.
In late 2016, she released her debut single “Eve,” which premiered on The 405. Elysse’s debut EP will arrive in Fall 2017.