Azro Cady

Musical Performance
Tuesday, August 22nd at The Yard

General Admission $10

About Azro Cady

Driven by the songs of singer/guitarist Philip Hoffman, Azro Cady has made a name in the New York rock scene, releasing two previous EPs, Azro Cady in 2011 produced by Nicky Francis of THE MAJORLEANS, and No Chance in 2013 produced by Jim Boquist of SON VOLT. AC has performed electrifying sets at Joe’s Pub, Mercury Lounge, Rockwood Music Hall, Stephen Talkhouse, and The Turning Point in Piermont, NY among other venues, and regularly packs The Way Station in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn. 

In 2014 the AC song “Pattern For Panic” was featured on radio legend Vin Sclesa’s show Idiot’s Delight.

AC’s latest EP -AZRO CADY III was co-produced by renowned multi-instrumentalist, composer, and producer Shahzad Ismaily. The EP was recorded at Ismaily’s Figure 8 Recordings in Brooklyn. It features 5 new songs written by Hoffman, including 3 co-written with poet and musician Robert O. Leaver a.k.a. Birdthrower.
Listen on Soundcloud

The Band

Philip Hoffman is the principal songwriter, vocalist, and rhythm guitarist. Joining Philip is Flip Scipio on guitar, Mark Dzuiba on bass, and Trina Hamlin on percussion, harmonica, keyboards, and vocals.

Flip Scipio, a Dutch born guitarist and Martha’s Vineyard denizen, builds and repairs guitars for a name-drop list of high-profile musicians. He is the subject of the 2007 documentary Talking Guitars. A closet virtuoso for years, Flip’s wizardry has been unleashed as the lead guitarist for AC.

Bass player Mark Dziuba has been a guitarist, improviser, and composer for most of his life. He has performed with a who’s who of Jazz, Blues, Rock, and Bluegrass musicians internationally and has taught and performed at workshops for almost 40 years. “…An endless font of lyricism and creativity,” Mark is a tenured professor at the State University of New York at New Paltz, where he directs the Jazz Studies program. He is a published author and has been a featured soloist on numerous recordings.

On percussion, harmonica, and vocals, is Trina Hamlin. Originally from Golden Valley, MN, Trina has made her way around the globe from NYC to Kathmandu and beyond playing music. She started her journey at the Minnesota State Fair and worked her way up to the Newport Folk Festival playing blues-infused guitar, harmonica, piano, and singing. Along the way, she decided it was even more fun to play music with others and found a way to become a rhythm section.