Ava Lemert

Ava Lemert

Musicians | Instrument: Saxophone | Location: Sacramento

Such energy, zest, drive, and skill on the sax make this young lady one to watch.
—Ron Jackson, TheSmoothJazzRide.com

Updated: May 26, 2022

Born: July 19

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 personna “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.

A unique lady of many talents, Ms. Lemert is not only a prolific songwriter, she is a versatile vocalist, producer and multi- instrumentalist. However, Ava, when asked about her love for performing live shows states “When I bring out my tenor sax, I hear 'wow, do you play that thing?' all the time, because I'm just over 5 feet tall and I look like Lisa Simpson!” What also comes across about Ava is that she has a warm, vivacious personality that draws people in and makes the listener feel as if she is singing and or playing just for them, personally.

Ava's music has garnered 6 GRAMMY Award entries so far and she has released 9 albums/EPs and over 30 singles since entering the music industry as an independent, solo artist.

For more information about Ava, visit her website at: http://www.avalemert.com and join her growing fan page at: http://facebook.com/AvaLemert


− 2022: Gogarene Wines World Premiere Artist – A Los Angeles Gala, and world-wide brand partnership, 2/19/2022 − 2021: Marks 12 years in the music industry as an independent recording, and performing artist − 2020: WINNER: Akademia International Executive Award for Music − 2019: “Ava’s Groove” nominated for “Best R&B Album” in the 62nd GRAMMY Awards − 2019: “Get the Weekend On” nominated for “Best Traditional R&B Performance” in the 62nd GRAMMY Awards − 2019: “Rock My Body” WINNER July Akademia Music Award “Best Funk/Fusion Song” − 2019: WINNER: International Executive Award for Music, the highest award bestowed by the Akademia − 2018: “Get the Weekend On” WINNER December Akademia Music Award “Best R&B/Soul Song” − 2018: “Red Soul Shoes” considered for “Best Traditional R&B Performance” in the 61st GRAMMY Awards − 2018: “Red Soul Shoes” WINNER: September Akademia Music Award “Best R&B/Soul Song” − 2018: Appointed to District 7 Team Captain, Recording Academy’s GRAMMY Advocacy − 2017: Considered for 3 GRAMMY Awards: Best Contemporary Instrumental Album- “Neo-Exotica” Best Instrumental Composition- “Jungle Funk Ava Lemert” Contemporary Christian/Gospel Song- “Every Day is a Present” − 2017: Nominated to the Board of Directors, International Association of Women in Music − 2017Appeared on FOX40 Morning News TV as a Musical Guest − 2015: National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (GRAMMY Voting Member) − 2015: Full Member, Alliance for Women Film Composers − 2015: Top 10 A-List - Best Local Bands (314 entries) of Greater Sacramento − 2015: Full member of Association For Wedding Professionals International - Sacramento − 2015: Three SAMMY Award Nominations – Best Jazz Artist, Performer, R&B/Soul Artist − 2014: Spotlight Artist of the Week, Elements of Jazz TV- Episode #5 featured 1st segment on Ava, Time-Warner Los Angeles − Female Artist to Watch in 2014- Winter 13/14 issue of Jazz in M.E.E. Magazine − 2013-2014: City of Citrus Heights History and Arts Commissioner- Appointed unanimously by City Council. − 2013: Judge for West Coast Songwriters' Competition, Sacramento − 2013: 5th Annual H.O.P.E. Awards- Nomination "Best Jazz Artist" − 2012: Best of GigMasters Award- Perfect 5-Star Rating & 100% client satisfaction for every booking! − 2012: 13th Annual Sounds of Soul Awards - Nominated in THREE Categories: "Best Jazz Performer", "Best CD and "Best Live Performer." − 2012: 4th Annual H.O.P.E. Awards- Nomination "Best Jazz Artist" − Performed vocals and sax with Peter White during his encore at the 25th JazzTrax Festival on Catalina Island − 2012: SAMMY Awards Nominee & Finalist - "Best R&B/Soul" − 2012: Inaugural Artists in Music Awards, Hollywood Key Club - "Best Jazz Artist" Nominee & Finalist (National, only Sacramento artist nominated across 18 categories, over 100 nominees)


Tenor sax: Selmer Serie III Noir Alto sax: Selmer Serie III Noir Microphones: live vocals- Sennheiser e965 condenser, Sennheiser e945 dynamic (wireless) wireless sax - NUX Reeds: Rico plasticover mouthpieces: Bobby Dukoff Power Chamber 8* (both horns)


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Soulful, jazzy, saxy, funky, fresh blend of powerful vocal and saxophones by Ms. Lemert. Seductive, addictive real instruments, music made the way it used to be but with a contemporary soul and vibe. Some fast funk, some smooth sexy, for sax lovers!

There is something on here for everyone who visits these pages, and if you check out the sound samples on CD Baby then I think you'll agree that this is a worthwhile purchase to kick off your soulful squandering in 2010! B. Towler, SoulChoonz.com

Such energy, zest, drive, and skill on the sax make this young lady one to watch. The album simply drips with enthusiasm, clearly from her soul, and it’s plain to see (or hear) that she wants you to know she was having a party in the studio throughout the entire time that she was laying down the tracks for this collection of really well-produced R&B-laced smooth nuggets

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