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About Ava Lemert:
When you hear Ava sing, her soulful voice might remind you of the late Teena Marie —Ivory Queen of Soul. What really sets Ava apart from the crowded field of female vocalists is that she is an equally impressive saxophonist —as well as an accomplished lyricist composer, arranger and producer.
Genres:Funk, Motown, Neo Soul, Old school, Rhythm & Blues, Soul, Urban jazz, Vocal
Sacramento, United States
Ava is proud to affiliated with these Music Industry Organizations:
- National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (voting Member of the GRAMMY Awards)
- Alliance for Women Film Composers
- BMI (Publisher, Composer, Recording Artist)
- RIAA (ISRC Registrar)
A native of Southern California, Ava Lemert was submerged in music from birth having a Mother and two elder sisters who were active musicians in the household to influence her. So, it was no surprise that by age 7, Ava was producing her own "radio programs" including her own DJ persona "Kay Kay Dee Jay" on her own cassette tape recorder. At age 11 Ava was writing music notation and submitting her compositions for voice, clarinet (her first school-taught instrument) and guitar to youth talent shows. In High School, Ava would record her keyboard parts, alto saxophone, drum machine, guitar and vocals into her make-shift ping-pong recording system, consisting of a boom box, 4 track cassette recorder and radio shack microphone. By the time Ava graduated, she had close to 80 demo songs written and recorded.
Although she is small in stature, Ms. Lemert is certainly a giant talent. Not only a prolific songwriter and lyricist in many styles from cinematic scores to funk, Ava has a unique, soulful voice, plays several instruments including keyboards, hand percussion, and many wind instruments, including clarinet, oboe and several ethnic oddities such as Armenian duduk. However, if you ask Ava what her favorite instrument is she doesn't hesitate to answer, "That's easy, I have always loved the saxophone, people say I look like Lisa Simpson when I play, thought!" She arranges rich harmonies, for voice and for her "one woman horn section" as well as sequencing and production in her own home studio in a suburb of Sacramento. Ava has a warm, friendly personality that draws people in and makes the listener feel as if she is singing and or playing just for them, personally.
Ava has a busy graphic design business as well, furnishing her own visual branding and social media marketing. Ava is also very active in her community, giving of her time, music and performances for local schools as well as a team captain and fundraiser for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Greater Sacramento.