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Duo brings Acid Lounge back to Nevada City

Local singer Leta Gibney and musician Jacob Aginsky on keys will perform their new sound, Acid Lounge from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Old 5Mile House in Nevada City.

To create their new genre of music, Leta and Jacob blend traditional Jazz standards with a more contemporary feel similar to the boundary warping and lush Bossa Nova textures reminiscent of Thievery Corporation.

“It’s a blend of Jazz standards with a kind of New York or Paris feel. No one around here is doing it,” said Gibney, of the music with an underground club tone that combines different genres to create a new one.

Jacob Aginsky studied with Herbie Hancock and toured with Thievery Corporation, Chris Isaak, and countless other big names. He works with pop stars like Zap Mama, Pink and Nicki Minaj and played the main synths on the new “Highschool” track.

“Yet somehow he finds the time to play with me, too! We will be playing standards and more in a new way. Hope to see you out,” said Gibney.

Gibney and Aginsky first came together for the band, Leta’s Blues. Gibney draws influences from an eclectic background of old Blues and Jazz like Billie Holiday, Chet Baker, Ella Fitzgerald and more then weaves in her passion for Flamenco.

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