Avi Fox-Rosen is a singer, songwriter, guitarist and multi-instrumentalist, recording engineer and producer living in Brooklyn, NY. Avi is in the midst of a marathon project for 2013, releasing a self produced EP of new music on the first of each month. This has been noted as “a titanic enterprise” by New York Music Daily. Visit avifoxrosen.com to peruse his releases.
Avi has released 3 previous full length albums, including 2009’s “Welcome to the Show” which was nominated as an Independent Music Awards Eclectic Album of the Year. Lucid Culture wrote of the album “It’s funky, carnivalesque and mystifyingly multistylistic – if there’s a genre this guy can’t write in, it isn’t apparent here… With a noir undercurrent matched by vividly aphoristic black humor, guitarist Fox-Rosen sings with a cool, suave, deviously jazzy vocal delivery that’s well-suited to the lyrics – think Donald Fagen’s equally gifted, more ill-at-ease bastard stepchild.”
Avi is a co-leader of Yiddish Princess, the world’s favorite Yiddish rock band. Yiddish Princess has toured internationally and nationally, and will play The Krakow Music Festival’s Finale this summer for an audience of 20,000+. Yiddish Princess was featured on Central Park’s Summerstage in 2012, and the Ashkenaz Festival in 2010.
Avi is former Music Director of The Aftselokhis Spectacle Committee, which creates radical theatrical events in New York. Noteworthy events include the annual JFREJ Purim Shpil, a Purim happening involving massive puppets, political theater, community engagement, and attendance of 700+ to a radical ritualized Jewish space.
Avi is a member of .357 Lover, an amazing rock band fronted by Corn Mo that has played just about every club in New York City.
Avi has recorded and/or shared the stage with Benjy Fox-Rosen’s Two Worlds, Basya Schechter and Pharaoh’s Daughter, Adrienne Cooper, Daniel Kahn and the Painted Bird, Frank London’s Klezmer Brass All Stars, Michael Winograd, The Folksbiene Yiddish Theater, Josh Dolgin aka Socalled, Matt Darriau, Jenny Romaine and Great Small Works, Rima Fand and Erin Orr, Sarah Alden, Sxip Shirey, Jason Rosenblatt and Shtreiml, Matt Temkin’s Yiddishe Jam Band!, Aaron Alexander’s Midrash Mish Mosh, Susan Leviton, and many more wonderful creators in many different contexts.
When not performing, recording, and writing, Avi teaches private students, and runs a project recording studio. Avi was founding Music Director of Kehilat Romemu, New York’s only Jewish Renewal Synagogue, from 2005 – 2009. He still works as an accompanist in several synagogues.