Ilana Lipsztein grew up in Brazil listening to Rock ‘n’ Roll, Bossa Nova, and Samba. Her music brings together the Brazilian soul and Rock ‘n’ Roll rhythm that marked her childhood. She believes that music has no age, which is why she started playing bass guitar two years ago.
Since then she’s been sharing her passion and music with others and encouraging women to invest in their dreams, no matter how big or small. Her songs convey the universal and eternal language of music and life. With emotional lyrics and soul, she helps us see that we all have the courage to face our challenges.
From her early days in Rio de Janeiro, she became a trained journalist, entrepreneur, and producer. She graduated from NYU, specializing in Hospitality Industries. She produces live events, performing arts, and video content around New York City. During the Pandemic, Ilana launched a blog (IlanaWIP) supporting women entrepreneurs and began publishing content for two Brazilian publications. As a mother and an immigrant, Ilana has used her creativity and adaptability to find new opportunities and create solutions for a world that is constantly changing.
Life Without You
is about the emptiness left behind when you lose someone you love. We have all experienced times when we have no choice but to be strong and move forward. The song takes us on a heart beating journey through the seasons of grief.
The Latin American pulse and rock n roll flavor, set the tone while lyrics flow effortlessly and take us to a place we all know too well.
Produced and Mixed by Cosmo Dayglo
Written by Ilana Lipsztein and Cosmo Dayglo
Featuring vocalist – Dani Assis
Percussion – Nanny Assis
Bass – Ilana Lipsztein
Guitar, keyboard & drums – Cosmo Dayglo
Ilana Lipsztein is a 53-year-old Brazilian immigrant, mother, writer and entrepreneur. She started playing bass at age 50! This is an amazing achievement in the music industry. Ilana created an Instagram account to encourage women to stay productive during the Pandemic and received a strong, positive response. When she is not working, she devotes her time to philanthropic organizations.
Cosmo Dayglo is a Brooklyn-based musician and producer who specializes in immersive mixes and experimental techniques. His style is characterized by his own live instrumentation instead of programming on the computer. He has produced and played in bands throughout New York for more than a decade.
Nanny Assis is a Brazilian-American singer, percussion, composer and producer based in the New York City area. In 2011 and 2017, he was the recipient of the prestigious Brazilian International Press Award as “Best Singer of the Year.” Also, in 2017 Assis received in Tokyo, Japan the award of Brazilian Ambassador on Music and Arts. He also has recorded three albums and has collaborated and shared the stage and studio with: Pete & Tony Levin, Kenny Barron, Requinte Trio, Vinicius Cantuária, Janis Siegel, Eumir Deodato, Joao Donato and Paul Simon.
Dani Assis is an American/Brazilian tenor/baritone studying Jazz voice at Oberlin Conservatory in Ohio and Nanny’s son. He has performed in many prestigious places including the Blue Note, the BB King Jazz Club, Carnegie Hall and more. He is a three-time all-state vocalist in Kansas and Connecticut, and has won the 2019 Outstanding Arts Award for Connecticut. With a variety of influences, he loves all genres of music and plans to explore many musical possibilities in this concert.
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All proceeds from “Life Without You” merchandising sales, go to Spread Ari’s Light Foundation https://www.spreadarislight.org/gallery.cfm.
The Spread Ari’s Light Foundation is a Not For Profit 501(c)(3) organization helping to support families with children with cancer, an organization that brings dance and movement therapy programs to young cancer patients and critically ill children.
Spread Ari’s Light was founded in memory of Arianna Dougan, who was diagnosed with cancer at age 3 and lost her battle 8 years later.
Ari loved to dance and her parents found that the dance therapy she received while in treatment had a tremendous impact on her well-being and brought joy into her all-too-short life.