Ava Lemert was born in Covina, California. Ava was making up songs and singing them onto her sister's cassette tapes before she started Kindergarten. Eventually, Ava was her High School's first underclassman, as well as the first female Drum Major.
After attending the University of Southern California, Ava struck out into the workforce. Music wasn't a part of her busy life until 2005 when as a mother of a 3 year old son, she re-learned how to read sheet music so she could play her dusty saxophone again in a community band.
From there, she got the fever to perform and write again, and now, Ava is breaking new ground for herself in music, reaching beyond what her early successes could have possibly predicted. Ava is proud to be a member of the Recording Academy, San Francisco Chapter and for the first time, in 2017, Ava's music received Grammy consideration in three categories!
Whether it's delivered by her potent vocal style or her passionate tenor saxophone, there's a combination of voices that is unique, earning Ava the moniker, "the Singing Saxstress." The music she creates is powerful at times, vulnerable at others, a variety of instrumental and vocal features.
Valentine’s Day, 2017 marked the release of Ava’s 7th studio album, recorded and written entirely in her self-built studio, titled “I’m In Love.” One album a year is not enough for Ava, so to celebrate her birthday on July 19th, 2017, she will release her 8th full album, “Smooth Sippin’” which will be a collection of Latin-influenced, smooth soul music she has been writing over the last two years.