With a versatile voice and a sultry tenor saxophone, Ava Lemert's signature sound has earned her the moniker of "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. In 2017, Ava's work as a female recording artist, producer, songwriter, and engineer, of well over 100 songs, 3 EPs and 5 full albums, paid off with acceptance into the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences as well as her first 3 ballot appearances in the 59th GRAMMY Awards.
In addition to being a busy performing musician, Ava is an audio engineer, composer, multi-instrumentalist, arranger, producer, BMI music publisher, and is involved with GRAMMY Advocacy, meeting with local elected officials to support copyright and intellectual property rights of legacy, and current independent songwriters, artists and producers. Ava also lends her talents as a performing and recording artist to several local and international charities, raising money and donating proceeds to St. Jude's Children's Hospital, USO, Loaves and fishes' Maryhouse (a shelter/nursery for homeless women and children in Sacramento), Wounded Warrior Project, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, and the Love Hope Strength Foundation.
"Red Soul Shoes," Ava Lemert's newest single (August 22, 2018), has just been submitted for consideration in the 61st GRAMMY Awards and will soon be available to stream via Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer and downloaded digitally via iTunes, Google Play, and Amazon.
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