Ari Zizzo is a 24 year old singer-songwriter/producer from NYC, currently living in LA.
He graduated from SUNY Purchase College in 2018 with a Bachelor’s degree in music, and has been making music since the tender age of 4. His parents, Tina Shafer & Peter Zizzo, are also songwriters, and have influenced his passion for music his entire life. Ari has played The Bitter End stage since he was 11 years old, and has played The New York Songwriters Circle for 10 years. He has also played shows opening for New Kids On The Block, Emblem 3, AJR Brothers, and MKTO. He currently has 3 new singles out on Spotify, which have generated over 110k combined streams. He is signed to Faculty Management out in LA, who also represent New Kids On The Block, Leah Michelle, and Sabrina Carpenter, to name a few. He is currently pursuing his career as an artist, and is beyond excited to share new music with you at the Circle.
Alma Grace is a 20 year-old activist, artist, and actress born and raised in New York. Her mixed musical influences are reflective of a globalized upbringing— she learned how to love from Selena, make witty comebacks from Shania Twain, and turn pain into art from Miss Lauryn Hill.
As an activist, she has worked in both the Bronx and the U.S. Senate to defend immigrants facing deportation. As a solo artist, Alma Grace has performed on Broadway and Lincoln Center stages, with her most recent single landing support from Spotify’s editorial team. Finally, her acting career has taken her across the world on tours, films with Toby Maguire and Ed Zwick, and TV shows on HBO and Discovery. She is currently writing an EP inspired by Frida Kahlo’s life— a woman who sought to redefine boundaries of race and gender, just like Alma Grace.
Sidney Hulburd is an Indie/ Pop singer-songwriter who radiates innate soul and passion. Currently based in NYC, Hulburd has been playing in many venues and events, such as Sofar Sounds NYC and The Bitter End, while working hard in the studio, writing and recording new material. Hulburd takes inspiration from artists such as LÉON, Maggie Rodgers and Noah Kahan, but sets herself apart by her sultry vocals, catchy melodies and earnest expression that invites you into a beautiful, beat-driven, heart-felt world, created by her personal experiences of life and heartbreak. Listen to her first EP “WILD” on all streaming platforms!
Singer/songwriter Spencer Hendricks has been interested in music from a young age and started writing songs at the age of 6! With high school band experience, and being signed to a management company in Los Angeles, Spencer moved there.
Gillian Krystal recently moved from New York to Nashville and recently released her first EP, ‘Torn’ on July 3rd. She is so excited to be performing some of her new songs for the NY Songwriters Circle alongside some incredible artists.
Happening upon his grandfather’s Gibson under his uncle’s bed, Trey Simon’s musical journey began. At age 12, he had started music lessons and began his first band as he fell entranced by how one could embody passion using sound. Performing in open mics and continually honing his songwriting abilities eventually grew into touring across the country and even opening for big names like Patti LaBelle, Andra Day, and Andy Grammer.
With influences from both old blues musicians and singer-songwriter genres, Trey’s style is a mix of dynamic vocals and impassioned honesty. Trey is vulnerable and transparent about his experiences, which allows him to connect to his listeners in personal and powerful ways. His steady voice digs into the ear while his lyricism reveals something precious and careful about who he loves and how he hurts, and what hope he clings to.
His newest singles The Impossible and When the Lights Turn On are available on all streaming platforms.