September 26th, 2023 6:30pm Stage 2
Aliza Hava with Craig Greenberg
Aliza Hava is an award-winning artist/songwriter who sings truth to power. Through her artistry, Aliza invites her listeners on a profound journey of self-discovery, evoking a kaleidoscope of emotions that span the breadth of the human experience. Whether through haunting ballads that tug at heartstrings or uplifting anthems that ignite the spirit, her music is often described as a harmonious blend of poetic storytelling and soul-stirring compositions.
Featured on the soundtrack of Sharon Stone’s award-winning documentary, Femme: Women Healing the World, which also features performances by Annie Lennox, Yoko Ono, and Rickie Lee Jones, Hava is a recipient of the Human Spirit Award presented by the international organization Talent for Humanity. Her story is featured in their book along with seven other internationally acclaimed artist/activists. The original recording of her song RISE can be heard on Occupy this Album: 99 Songs for the 99% alongside artists such as Ani DiFranco, Jackson Browne, and Warren Haynes.
Her upcoming album, Into the Light, was recently produced by multi-platinum, Grammy winner Mikal Blue. The album features ten songs that take the listener on a transformational journey from trauma to triumph. Expected in early 2024, the tracks feature Dean Dinning of Toad the Wet Sprocket as musical arranger and on bass/keys, and Gregg Bissonette (Ringo Starr, Santana) on drums.
Aliza has performed at music festivals and venues around the world and has shared bills with Dr. John, Michael Franti, Zac Brown Band, Rising Appalachia, Loreena McKennit, Jefferson Starship, and more. She has performed in the U.S., Canada, Australia, Ireland, Morocco, Jordan, Israel/Palestine, Italy, India, South Korea and at the United Nations in New York City.
Artist Website: www.alizahava.com
Craig Greenberg has been hailed as NYC’s most acclaimed post-millennial piano man. Over the past 15+ years, the native New Yorker has been a staple on the city’s music scene, capturing and building on the spirited ivory traditions of greats like Billy Joel, Ben Folds and Randy Newman with sparkling, soulful new musical twists, a larger than life personality and his insightful, dramatic sense of storytelling.
Craig has independently released 5 albums (his most recent EP, Between the Sea and the Sky, released in Dec 2022), and has performed upwards of 1000 shows, since his start playing in bars while living in Chile, and later Spain, in the early 2000s. His songs have received praise in American Songwriter, the Huffington Post, Relix Magazine, and have been played on radio stations all around the country and internationally (as well as locally on WFUV). In 2021, his song “Oh Caroline” placed in the semifinals of the International Song Competition. His music video for “Between the Sea and the Sky” received a Europe Music Video Award in March 2023, and placed finalist in the Around International Film Festival (Paris) in June 2023. He has performed everywhere from Lincoln Center in New York, to Israel and Cambodia, and with esteemed musicians such as Jackson Browne, Chris Barron (Spin Doctors), Jane Wiedlin (the Go Go’s), Louise Goffin, and Jerry Joseph.