'Coldplay meets Tupac.' -This half-serious tag line, somewhat describes Ippazzi as a band. They are a collaboration of a very eclectic set of influences. Most notably, Ippazzi uses a singer-songwriter style in conjunction with a hip-hop/spoken word element to produce a surprisingly cohesive, fresh new sound. Greg Petronzi, began writing music in college and created the band Ippazzi with friend and bassist Jeff Prystowsky. Some time later, while playing an open mic talent show at NYU, Greg met Akil Davis; a lyricist, poet and accomplished actor. Each one tried to win the audience over during their turn. After a back and forth dual, they decided to join forces and create music that was unlike anything else. Ippazzi is a celebration of diversity through music. The new album, titled 'Balance Between' has everything to do with the fact that Greg and Akil are so different, yet produce music that is a symbiosis of elements like rock and rap, black and white, electric and acoustic to name a few. Playing in reputable NYC venues over the past few years (Crash Mansion, The Bitter End, The Knitting Factory, The Lion's Den, Makor, Kenny's Castaways, and CB's Gallery), Ippazzi is a very strong live band. In an effort to preserve this quality, all of Ippazzi's studio recordings were done live. The most recent album was recorded and engineered by the Grammy-nominated producer Jack Gauthier, who is most famous for his work with Dispatch, Duke Robillard, and Tom Waits to name a few. For more information please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.