So many years ago, I grew up to love Ava Lemert for her music...
She inspired my singing too... Oh bet many don't know that side of moi
At a period I felt she was a sister to Celine Dion who has the same effect on me...got to know better on researching out more details on both ladies...
Her word font is also another consistent attribute of her works...same labelling and signature..kind of found that artistic and beautiful...
Wishful thought was someday I will get to meet with her and who knows perform with her...
Was indeed surprised and honoured today having to wake up and my great soul touching singer added me on Facebook and Google...
Had to blink many a times to know I wasn't dreaming...
Music is said to keep soul together,
You Ava Lemert do that with the gifts in you...
Only a wonderful heart can make a legend of a great talent...
A toast to a beautiful Legend...
KCRA A-List Voters LOVE Ava!
Ava is MAGIC.
Ava is a vocalist that delivers without effort and much love. I have heard and experienced the "music of love" generated by Ava Lemert over the years in different arenas. She does not disappoint her audience and always makes a "connection". She is a very talented artist and feels her music- and thus you will too. Her spirit is a generous one and you feel lighter, brighter and touched in a very good way while listening to her interpretations of songs and lyrics. Thank you Ava, for always bringing your best to each performance! - D. Carr, talent buyer
Industry Reviews:“I was skeptical at first, I thought maybe there'd be "a" song I'd like and then some that I'd skip but NO. Each song just hits you they're all different and that keeps me listening. I think the CD has been in my car for 5 days now non-stop on my commutes, I can't really pick a favorite but I'd have to go with "Rhodelea" - I can't believe the saxophonist and the singer are both Ava?? That is different right there. I mean there are a handful of female sax players who also sing but they're mostly sax, the singing is an obvious side-line. Not so here, I can't decide what I like best, Ava's unique and soulful voice or her sax playing. I'm a new fan, I can't wait to hear what she comes up with next. I can't believe she isn't on a label. Maybe that's why Ava's music sounds so personal and connected with me, it's really a great title, too. Go Ava!” -- Lynn Olson, iJazzGlobal.com
"Almost all the music on From my Soul can be classified as smooth jazz with touches of funk. Ava singing style can be sexy on songs like You know you got it, Kiss you and Nothing looks the same in the night and soulful on songs like Won't be your plaything. You got something coming to you and Won't be your plaything are the only two tracks where Ava does not play the sax. Ava shows she can really play on I wanna funk it up and That 70's girl, funky tracks reminiscent of Candy Dulfer. Ava plays both alto and tenor sax, creating some wonderful harmonies. On Soft and Silky, one may also appreciate Ava's nice tone and phrasing on sax. Rhodelea is one of the two instrumental tracks on this album, the first one I had the opportunity to listen to and still one of my favorites. The reason for that is maybe my personal preference for instrumental music, but another reason maybe that Rhodelea was recorded with real instruments, guitar, bass, drums, keyboards and of course Ava playing sax." - Wilbert Sostre, Jazz N Bossa Review (Apr 25, 2010)
"Ava is honest and true to her music and fans. Her originality is refreshing and entertaining as her songs take you on a musical journey into the realm of thought, emotion and sensation. She puts her heart and soul into every note that she sings and plays on her sax. Ava Lemert is an artist with a future in music. You can count on hearing more from Ava." - Jazzy Mann, Jazzy 100 (Apr 26, 2010)
“Hey Ava! You have got to be the best-kept secret in cool jazz today! I've went ahead and added "That 70s Girl" to my station's playlist effective immediately. It will get 1-2 spins daily for at least the next 60 days, probably more. I'm also announcing your arrival on my station on my website as well, featured with the other artists…You've got the sound I like for my station and I'm sure my listeners will love it!” - Michael Fernandez, Owner/Program Director, Rhythm & Jazz Radio"With so many talents in one package it is extremely hard to compare Ava Lemert to any other musician out there on the music scene today. While her vocals can be compared to Gladys Knight or Mary J Blige, it is quite hard to categorize her talents. The sounds of Jazz, R&B, Soul, and Funk all melt into one amazing CD. From My Soul is exactly that, from Ava’s soul. With songs of love, passion, heartache, dance and jazzy tunes your enjoyment will last the whole CD through. Ava’s sultry voice and the sensual tunes from her saxophone and impressive musical collaborators make From My Soul pleasurable, enjoyable, and extremely worth the purchase of this amazing CD."- Aparna Datta, CD Review (Feb 23, 2010)
"...she makes it obvious that she knows her way around a good groove with her sax, and “Nothing Looks the Same in the Night,” with her whispery, suggestive vocals (and the lady has nice pipes, by the way), is simply made to be played in the thick ambience of a romantic evening..."- Ronald Jackson, The Smooth Jazz Ride (Jan 04, 2010)
"...blows away the cobwebs from 2009 with her zingy sax prowess and funky vocals...There is something on here for everyone who visits these pages,... I think you'll agree that this is a worthwhile purchase..." - Barry Towler, SoulChoonz (Jan 03, 2010)
“I'll give you my personal review, I was honestly surprised at what I heard. I half expected to listen to one track, not be impressed and maybe listen to another to give you the benefit of the doubt because you do have a gorgeous sax! Track after track impressed me and I've been listening all night/day. After a few tracks and reading that it was your first, I was moved to see if I could help you out”"If you dig soul jazz, if the saxophone makes you shake, if you swoon to a chanteuse, Ava Lemert is the indie musician to catch." - Matthew Wright, Sacramento Indie Music Examiner (Nov 29, 2009)
"Over a year in the making, Ava Lemert's debut soul jazz CD, "From My Soul" has something for everyone. From the house-quaking funk anthem "I Wanna Funk It Up" to the very sensual saxophone sound of "Soft and Silky" you will want to listen often, and with someone you love." - SimplieIndie (Nov 20, 2009)
"From Another Time" arrived the next day and I'm so impressed (yet not surprised) with the heart and soul you put into this CD Ava. It's one thing for an artist to love what they do and do it well but to cause the listener to feel that love and do THAT well, is a gift and hard work. The entire effort is wonderful. Continued blessings to you Hon - you're deserving! Hmmm, wonder how much my personalized/ autographed CDs from you are going to be worth one day (although I'd never sell!) HUGS!" - Donna Cochran, pre-ordered “From Another Time” Jan. 15, 2011
"I LOVE Your Latest CD Ava! It's Absolutely Beautiful In Every Way!!! Can't Say Enough About It. I Love Every Track On It. Thank You! ( :" - Todd Gorger, pre-ordered “From Another Time” Jan. 14, 2011
"Hey Ava, listened to the first 8 songs on the way to work...OMG, I love this CD. Your version of Summertime and Blue Moon are spot on perfect. Stormy Weather, perfect. I can't wait to listen to the rest of it on my way home!"
“Holy crap, girl. I just listened to the “roughmix” of "Wonderful World" and I’m in awe. That was friggin’ beautiful…Your vocals were lovely, the piano was very nice, and then the sax came in and just took me over the top. You’ve got some incredible talent. Keep at it!”
5.0 out of 5 stars From Her Soul Indeed!, May 21, 2010: “Ava Lemert's CD is soulful and caught my attention. I have had the pleasure of having her on our ColoredPeople show and find her to be kindhearted and needless to say very talented. My favorite song is Rhodelea but enjoyed every single song on her album as well how she gets funky with it! Looking forward to following her career! All the best Ava!” - Tania-Maria Xavier, Founder, ColoredPeople.net
"A nice thing happened while I was there today, a friend of mine has a daughter who is learning how to play the Sax, So super cool me :~) Not ! ~ get's my phone out and showed her your picture~etc, and she was over the moon. So she is going tell her daughter all about you and to listen to your music!"
"Ava! This music you have going on is all that. I had no clue it was like that!!!!! Keep it up lady. I'm gonna spread the word on what you be doin'"
"I just listened to your song "You Know You Got It" and may I say that is the nicest song I have heard in a very long time. You have a very beautiful and soothing voice, definitely something I would sit and listen to by myself with a nice glass of wine or share with someone special. You are someone with a very special talent. Thank you for making my night, and making me smile,take care. ;)" - Annette Melvin, Fan Testimonial (May 19, 2010)
"Thank you so much! She LOVED it! I made the room real quiet and turned on your song and she just listened and smiled. She has been angry most of the day so thank you for your gift of song!!! WONDERFUL!!! you have a beautiful voice!" - April White, (I sent a lullaby recording to soothe her critically ill toddler) 3/30/2010
"silky smooth vocals & wonderful sax ooze quality. "soft & silky" is a fave as is "that 70s girl", "Rhodelea" hits the spot & "you know you got it" is a perfect track to start the album. I recommend this cd to all lovers of quality soul & smooth jazz & look forward to hearing Ava's future projects" - Andrew Read, Amazon.com (Jan 18, 2010)
"I listened to Ava's CD today on my way to work. All I have got to say is this, "GIVE THIS BEAUTIFUL TALENTED LADY A MUSIC CONTRACT". Andi Howard of Concord Peak Records, Are You Listening Out There? I definitely enjoyed all of the music on the CD. Take Care." - Scott Mackie, CD Review (Jan 12, 2010)
"Her vocals are mesmerizing and her sax playing is from the gut and soul...#3 Rhodelea is my Favorite. I dare anyone to not be enchanted by this song. You will not be disappointed... This is the first review That I have ever made on Amazon. This is how much I love this CD Check it out." - Guy Wilson, Amazon.com (Jan 09, 2010)
"This is a wonderful and great release... Her eclectic style of Rythmn and Blues coupled with Jazz have really provided some great sounds... deeply from her heart and soul just as the title says "From My Soul". Truly American music form our deep roots of Jazz and R&B." - J. T., Amazon.com (Dec 30, 2009)"Ava I just love your music. your music just has that wonderful approach to allow one to just sink away into a wonderful enjoyment. I know my wife will like it as well. Thank you for sharing it with us." - Joe Golden, Facebook (Oct 27, 2009)
"Hello, Ava!! I have just watched you sing/play sax and my God you´re good! I LOVED wonderful world, sung with great conviction and honesty. Great voice, Ava very soulful! AND YOU PLAY SAX!!! (AND WELL!!)" - Kevin Wagg, Facebook feedback (Aug 09, 2009)
"Hi ava, i just watched you sing " if i ain't got you " on facebook here in london on billy griffins recomendation and wow you just blew me away you truly put a tear in my eye and a lump in my throat thank you so much, ava god bless you x"
"I remember having a really lousy day when this was posted... When I watched your video, I can't explain the happiness I got out of it. You're such a talented, bubbly person and I admire the openness you have with your fans. Thanks for making that day much brighter for me :)"