Artist for Hire: Private Events; Performing Arts: Music, Vocal
Singer–songwriter Angie Haze is a one-woman band. Bells around her ankles. A handmade tambourine shoe. Drums encircling her piano. A guitar, cowbell, melodica, and kazoo. This wildly skillful Italian-American entertainer sings and simultaneously plays multiple instruments
Haze often adds to her unique circus act a caravan of energetic vaudevillians who are some of Akron, Ohio’s most talented musicians.The Angie Haze Project’s memorable ensemble has featured upright bass, cello, violin, clarinet, flute, mandolin, classical guitar, saxophone, and congas. “Because of our organic gypsy chord progressions and syncopated rhythms,” Haze says, “we make the crowd feel like they’re the ones dancing with bells around their ankles!”
Angie Haze may appear as a mesmerizing solo act or share the stage with her folk/gypsy ensemble. Gina Wilson’s cello riffs pull at your heart strings. Multi-instrumentalist Rik Williger’s showmanship charms the audience. Justin Tibbs delivers a passionate and witty vibe to his skillful horn playing. These and other talented musicians regularly “jaw drop” audiences.And Haze’s live solo performances never cease to amaze.
Angie Haze’s music has global influences, which is one reason why fans call the singer-songwriter a “gypsy.” She has arranged and produced a collection of musically diverse soul-deep songs. “Our ensemble is very authentic and raw,” Haze says.“Everything you hear comes straight from the very deepest parts of our beings.”
Haze is an amazingly strong, independent woman. The uplifting messages of her songs never fail to inspire. She shares her art as a way to connect people and bring them together. , to understand the impact and necessity that music can have both on the individual and humanity as a whole.