CANCELED: Ben Darwish (EP Release Show) – w/ Zyanna – 21+

Ages 21 and up
Wednesday, May 29
Doors: 7pm
This event has been canceled due to unforeseen circumstances. All ticket buyers will be automatically refunded.

On May 29th, Portland-native Ben Darwish will be celebrating the release of his new Dayglow EP. This album combines elements of alt rnb and jazz with swirling synths, deep grooves, and soaring vocals. The band will feature drummer Adam Christgau (Miley Cyrus, Tegan and Sarah) and special guests throughout the night. Opening the show is recent Portland transplant Zyanna – a vocalist and bassist who pushes the boundaries of jazz and neo soul.

Ben Darwish is a Los Angeles based songwriter and producer originally from Portland, Oregon. He initially gained recognition as a jazz artist in Portland leading several bands and winning various awards including the ASCAP Young Jazz Composer Award. Since Moving to LA, he’s quickly become a figure in pop and R&B circles leading to writing and producing songs for BANKS (“Skinnydipped”, “Deadend”, “Birds By The Sea”), Octavian featuring Saint Jhn (“Famous”), MisterWives (“Superbloom”), Shawn Mendes (“The Christmas Song”) and many more. He was also a grand prize winner in the 2020 John Lennon Songwriting contest for his song “Shine On”. During the pandemic he spent most of his time learning 3D animation and since has released two 3D music videos – Sleepwalkin (2021) and I Like Doze (2023).
As a live pianist and keyboard player, he has performed with many well respected artists including grammy winning vocalist KD Lang, Mike Posner, Natasha Bedingfield, and Nate Mercereau among others. More recently, he toured extensively with BANKS for her III album tour cycle and is currently acting as musical director for Laufey, Porter Robinson, Pussy Riot, and more.
Anna Meyer “Zyanna” is a Portland and Los Angeles jazz and contemporary arranger, vocalist and vocal teacher. She recently performed with George Colligan at the Phillis Wheatley Project, with Lawrence Gilliam at the Greenway Amphitheater and at The Mint as part of Astral Voyage – an international funk & soul group. In July of 2023, she became the band leader & founder of the Los Angeles based Neo- Soul/Jazz group “The Swing of Thingz” & released her first solo EP project “Soul Angel”. In August of 2023, she became a vocalist with the award winning & grammy nominated Los Angeles vocal ensemble “Tonality”. Anna has her bachelors degree in Jazz Vocal Performance from Portland State University and plans to receive her masters in Vocal Performance in the near future. 
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