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You’re Invited – Avo Uvezian’s 85th Birthday In New York

Submitted by Tim on March 6, 2011 – 12:23 pmOne Comment

Avo Uvezian is the very definition of a true cosmopolitan man.  Born in Lebanon of Armenian parents, he learned to be a musician from his conductor father and traveled the middle east with his very own jazz trio.  His skill at the piano got him noticed and eventually landed him a spot at the Julliard School for Music in New York where he studied classical piano.  He served time in the U.S. military playing piano with the U.S. Army Band.  Avo went on to play piano with many of the jazz greats of the 50′s and 60′s.  In the 1980′s, he visited Puerto Rico.  He liked it so much that he opened a restaurant and piano bar.

avo uvezian Youre Invited   Avo Uvezians 85th Birthday In New YorkIt was in Puerto Rico that Avo discovered a love of cigars.  In 1983, along with master cigar maker Henkie Kellner, Uvezian began selling AVO cigars.  Within three years he was selling more than one million sticks a year and they are considered some of the world’s best.  Avo now also has AVO Cigar Lounges in Switzerland and Germany.

Now that he is turning 85, Davidoff of Geneva is hosting Avo Uvezian’s 85th at New York City’s Grand Havana Room and you are invited to attend.  Only costing $300 for the privilege, there will be free flowing food, wine, music and five AVO cigars given out to each guest.  Throughout the evening, so we are told, each guest will receive:

  • 1 Avo Heritage Churchill cigar
  • 1 Avo Limited Edition 2008 cigar
  • 1 Avo Limited Edition 2009 cigar
  • 1 Avo Limited Edition 2010 cigar
  • 1 Avo 85th Anniversary Limited Edition 2011 cigar

The event is being held Wednesday, March 23, 2011 with cocktail hour beginning at 6:30 pm.  Tickets are $300 + sales tax (gratuity included) and MUST be purchased in advance. Seating is EXTREMELY limited!  For tickets you must call either Davidoff of Geneva, Madison Avenue 212-751-9060 or Davidoff of Geneva, Columbus Circle 212-823-6383.

If you are able, it should be a truly entertaining event celebrating the life and hobbies of one of the world’s great bon vivants.

Avo is also continuing his tour highlighting his 2011 limited edition cigars.  He will be visiting locations in the United States, Switzerland and Germany.  The rest of the tour is as follows:


AVO Tour 2011 – USA 

March 19, 2011: Corona Cigar Co., Orlando FL

March 23, 2011: Davidoff Madison Avenue Dinner at Grand Havana Room, New York NY

March 24, 2011: Habana Premium, Albany NY

March 25, 2011: Tobacconist of Greenwich CT

March 29, 2011: G&G Cigars, Westchester PA

March 31, 2011: Drapers Tobacco, Bethesda MD

April 5, 2011: Tinderbox, Charlotte NC

April 11, 2011: Pipeworld, Austin TX

April 12, 2011: AVO Lounge at Club Humidor, San Antonio TX

April 14, 2011: Westside Humidor, Wichita KS

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AVO Tour 2011 Switzerland 

May 4, 2011: Hotel Beau-Rivage, Geneva

May 5, 2011: AVO Cigar Lounge, Salavaux

May 6, 2011: Cuba Club, Vaduz

May 7, 2011: La Corona, Uster

May 11, 2011: AVO Cigar Lounge, Neuenhof

May 12, 2011: Rheinfelden/Lenzburg

May 13, 2011: Zürich

May 15, 2011: Paul’s Cuba Club, Wittnau

AVO TOUR 2011 Germany

April 26, 2011: Steigenberger Frankfurter Hof, Cigarrum Lounge, Frankfurt

April 28, 2011: Maritim Hotel und internationales Congress Center Dresden

April 29, 2011: Lanninger Bar-Restaurant-Davidoff Lounge, Berlin

May 1, 2011: Lindenkrug Hannover, AVO Lounge

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