New York’s City of the Sun is a genre-bending acoustic trio whose sound combines their love of indie rock, flamenco, and gypsy jazz. Formed around 2010 by guitarist John Pita, City of the Sun also features the talents of guitarist Avi Snow and percussionist Zach Para. Having honed their sound busking on the streets of New York City, the group first gained wider attention after playing a 2013 TED conference.
A year later, they released the EP Live at the Factory.
A second EP followed and the group signed with Chesky Records.
In 2016, City of the Sun released their debut full-length album, to the sun and all the cities in between, which debuted at number 12 on the Billboard Jazz Albums chart.