With a versatile 3+ octave voice, a beautiful tenor saxophone, and her vivacious stage presence, Ava Lemert has earned herself the moniker as "The Singing Saxstress™"
Born in Covina, California, Ava Lemert began singing her made-up songs into her sister’s tape recorder before she started Kindergarten. Her first instrument was a butter tub and wooden spoons, but would start out on clarinet in elementary school. Her Father bartered work as a motorcycle instructor for Yamaha Motorcycles in order to buy Ava a new YAS-23 alto saxophone for Jazz Band. Eventually, Ava was her High School marching band'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 marching 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 Lemert’s Music Performances Are Unique and Memorable Experiences Every Time.
Her unique arrangements of cover songs from Prince, the Eagles to Aretha Franklin and Whitney Houston will simply amaze you. That's not all she has to offer her audiences of all ages: Ava's own original music and recordings have made the 2017 and 2019 GRAMMY AWARDS ballot a total of four times. In 2018, she won two Akademia Music Awards, was a nominee for Artist of the Year, and won Akademia's highest award, the 2019 Executive Music Award.
"Ava's Groove" a Spotify Premiere!
Ava's 9th album, releasing on July 19, 2019, marks a return for her tradition of releasing an album on her own birthday. The funky, adventurous, and fun album of 15 songs will mark a new chapter for Ava, as she releases it exclusively through Spotify for streaming. Be sure to follow Ava's Artist Page to get her album in your weekly Release Radar.
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