Indie, Folk, Cabaret, Gypsy Music
With bells around her ankle, a handmade tambourine shoe, drums encircling her piano, a guitar, banjo, melodica cowbell and a kazoo the ever talented and lovely Angie Haze brought her gypsy style to the Kent State University - Stark Main Hall for her Angie Haze Project LIVE cd and Treasure Box Concert February 12th, 2016.
Angie Haze, the Italian American, singer songwriting entertainer, who brings a caravan of energetic vaudevillians with her on the stage! This memorable ensemble consists of either upright bass, drums, cello, violin, clarinet, saxophone, mandolin, or classical guitar, varying with each show! Haze says, "With our folk and worldly musical style and rhythm, we make the crowd feel like they’re the ones dancing with bells around their ankles!”
Musical artist and Producer, Angie Haze shares the stage with numerous local talented musicians who continuously “jaw drop” every audience who hears them. Her live performances never cease to amaze all! Angie Haze’s music has influences from all over the globe. People refer to her as a “gypsy” for this reason. She incorporates these diverse sounds and chord progressions that define her not only as a musician, but an artist as a whole. Haze says, “We are very authentic and raw. Everything you hear comes straight from the very deepest parts of our beings.” Haze is an amazingly strong and independent woman. Her ambition and the message she portrays through her songs continues to uplift and inspire all who hear her. Haze shares her art as a means to connect people and to show the impact and necessity that music can have both on the individual and humanity as a whole.
Angie Haze has appeared at numerous local venues including: Akron Civic Theatre, Musica, Beachland Ball Room and Tavern, Jilly’s Music Room, The Kent Stage, House of Blues in Cleveland, Pride Festival- Rock Hall in Cleveland, Nelson’s Ledges, Porch Rokr Festival, Art in The Square, The Barking Spider, Mahall’s, The Blue Rock Cafe, Trivs and many more… She has also shared the stage and has toured with Grammy Nominated Producer, David Mayfield, and Jessica Lea Mayfield, in the David Mayfield Parade. Angie Haze began studying piano at the age of 6 using the Suzuki Method and was greatly influenced by classical composer Frédéric Chopin, as well as Johann Sebastian Bach, Claude Debussy, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, and Giuseppe Verdi. With her Italian background she also grew up listening to songs such as, "O Sole Mio", "Santa Lucia", "Oh Marie", and "The Tarantella" which have had a huge impact on Haze's songwriting method and choice of chord progressions. Another unique, but very influential shaping of Haze's musical arrangements came from movie soundtracks from Rudy by Jerry Goldsmith, Pearl Harbor by Hans Zimmer, Meet Joe Black by Thomas Newman, and Life is Beautiful by Nicola Piovani. Haze was also involved in musical theatre in school and has incorporated similar styles into her music as well as her entertaining stage performance. Some of her favorites were musicals such as, Fiddler on the Roof, Sound of Music, Rent, Evita, West Side Story, Godspell, Cabaret, Mary Poppins, Chicago, Phantom of the Opera, and Jesus Christ Superstar. Acts such as, Joni Mitchell, Alabama, John Denver, Neil Young, CCR, Janis Joplin, Sarah McLachlan, Tom Waits have also inspired and helped develop much of Haze's approach as an artist.