Los Angeles-based guitarist, singer and songwriter Naia Izumi will play live on the rooftop stage of the Montalban Theatre.
Before winning this year's NPR Tiny Desk Contest in May 2018, Izumi performed daily on the busy streets of Los Angeles, turning heads with his intricate guitar playing, messages of empowerment and stunning five-octave vocal range. Bob Boilen and the team at NPR Music recognized Naia’s voice out of 5,000 entries, and a week later, he was on tour throughout the US.
His sound quickly caught the attention of major record labels and booking agencies and he has signed with Sony Masterworks and is represented by Paradigm. He has performed at Paste Magazine, NPR Music, Jam in the Van, Magic Leap, Flood Magazine, AudioTree and has a string of dates with The Lone Below around the US this fall.