Calvin Arsenia Harp-DRiven Surrealist soul

Voted Pitch Kansas City’s Best Musician 2018, and featured on NPR.org, NEWNOWNEXT, and Pride.com, Calvin Arsenia has built a reputation for turning the arts world on its head.

Brought in to 9 countries through public and private grants in less than a decade, Arsenia builds a scene for his audience, and for himself, packed with beauty and lasting delight. Arsenia’s angelic, classically-trained voice soars over audiences, while his multi-instrumental skills, particularly the Celtic harp, enchants them as he flirts between genres.

Arsenia dances between indie, jazz, and electronic music while calling upon rare harmonies and arrangements from his team of performers. His solo appearances are just as magical. “...it’s his unique ability to craft a stimulating setting at his live shows that has all eyes fixed on this conspicuous musician and his breathtaking approach to harp music.” - Fally Afani, iheartlocalmusic

But the music is just one part of his prodigious performances, for Calvin believes the art is in crafting the perfect moment. His music is best served live, with sensational performances and high fashion from the visually striking performer who stands at well over six feet tall.

Cantaloupe Record Release Show @ Historic Gem Theater, 18th & Vine Kansas City

“Jeff Buckley meets Nina Simone- with the soul of Sam Cooke, and the sparkle of Bjork.”

“A number of great artists have had their start right here in Kansas City, from Walt Disney, Ernest Hemingway, and Janelle Monáe. Now Arsenia joins the list.

- Jennifer Silvey, Fox4 KC News

"This year Calvin Arsenia was signed to the new Kansas City based music label, Bullseye Records started by Jim Andrews and Patrick Sprehe."

Mark Manning, 90.1 KKFI Community Radio, KCMO

“Glowing with warmth, vulnerability, and a heavy heart, Arsenia’s intimate reflections depict the past and present wrestling within the individual as he endeavors to chart his own course in the world.” - Atwood Magazine

“...a charismatic 6-foot-7-inch harpist with natural stage command and knack for gilding gold and painting lilies.” - Tim Finn, INKC Magazine

“Arsenia blends his classically-trained voice with jazz and electronic influences, creating a melody that lulls you into his own dimension.” Pride Editor, Pride.com

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