The Giosa Brothers Featuring Frank Varela and Rudi Weeks
January 14, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Alex Giosa is a drummer/percussionist from Windsor, Connecticut. He is currently a substitute drummer for the Broadway show, Hamilton: An American Musical. In addition, he has performed at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., playing the drum kit for their Center Stages production of In The Heights.To this day, Alex has performed in over 40 local and regional musical theater works. Alex is also employed by Andrés as a drum tech and audio engineer, where he has worked on tracks for Bob Ezrin and Raul Midon.
Alex became interested in the drums at an early age and began studying rudimental snare drum at age 6. By the time he was in high school, Alex was playing with his school’s wind ensemble, orchestra, marching band, jazz band, his own rock band, his town’s summer theater, and studying audio engineering. Alex attended CREC’s Center for Creative Youth on the campus of Wesleyan University and studied in the community division of the Hartt School of Music before enrolling in Western Connecticut State University as a classical percussion major.
Alex is incredibly grateful for the support from his family, his wife, and his dog, Sammy. He’d also like to thank everyone who has taken the time to teach him the craft of music, including Freddy Bocchino, Larry Malon, Rich Shonty, Dr. Murray Mast, Frank Hooper, Noah Baerman, Gene Bozzi, Doug Maher, Brooks Kay, David Smith, Patrick Smith, Tommy Dest, Idalberto Perdomo, and Andrés Forero.”
Morgan Giosa is a blues guitarist and visual artist from Windsor, Connecticut. From an early age, Morgan was raised around music and the arts. Many of Morgan’s friends and peers are gigging musicians. As such, Morgan has naturally discovered his own passion in blues guitar and the visual arts through this frequent exposure to creativity.
A self described “old soul”, Morgan feels his music is most rooted in inspiration from the electric psychedelic blues of the 1960s (artists such as Michael Bloomfield and Jimi Hendrix are among his favorites), as well as influenced by the greatest electric bluesmen of all time (particularly B.B. King and Albert King, two of his favorite musicians).
Morgan is on the autism spectrum, and has completed a documentary with his local public access TV station, Win-TV, about the trials and triumphs experienced in his unique life, with an overwhelming emphasis on and showcase of Morgan’s achievements in the realms of music, visual art and technology. More information on this film can be found at the following links: outsidetheboxdocumentary.com or www.facebook.com/outsidetheboxdocumentary
Morgan has been composing original music with the guidance and collaborative input of his mentor and friend and guitar teacher, Frank Varela. The two, alongside drummer Alex Giosa and bassist Bob Laramie and some special guests, recorded an album under the band name Fake News Blues Band in late 2017. Their debut self-titled album was released on June 6th, 2019, and is available on all major streaming platforms.