Ava Lemert, The Singing Saxstress™ Unique Female Saxophonist AND Vocalist in many genre and her own compositions/recordings have garnered several GRAMMY AWARD ballot entries. Ava is also licensed and ensured, a BMI/RIAA Publisher/Registrar, as well as a full member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences as a recording artist, live performer and audio engineer (GRAMMYPro). She's graced the stage at Avalon with Peter White, headlined Spaghettini Jazz Lounge in Seal Beach, both sang and played the National Anthem, God Bless America for the Rivercats, NBA Kings and for several State of California department events, including Veteran-Owned Business Award Ceremonies.
Ava was quick in responding to my emails prior to the event and showed up on time to the event. She performed a wonderful selection of Christmas songs for an event with 65 people. She has a great voice and is truly a wonderful entertainer. We plan to have her back next year!
Ava is very talented and easy to work with. She is incredibly professional and responsive!
Response from Ava Lemert:
I had a wonderful time, met some wonderful people, this is such great work for the community, thank you for trusting me to represent Circlepoint and Sacramento RT. I hope it's just the first, thank you so much for your kind review. I pray I get to serve you again, soon!
Ava was a pleasure to meet & she is a great entertainer ! Her songs and voice were mesmerizing and she plays the saxophone beautifully, I highly recommend her. Ava sounds like the original artist ...one could not tell it was other than that. She is beautiful and adaptable too. As the party guests arrived late she was so patient and kind wanting to please. Thank you for making the event special-----Janet in Roseville CA
SHE WAS OUTSTANDING
Price Range: $200 - $600
Gig Length: 15 - 240 minutes
What to Expect
Depending on the venue, I like to stroll with my saxophone into the audience when possible. My performances are memorable, how many female saxophonists have you seen or heard? It's unusual and I also am family friendly, so if there are youngsters, they are always fascinated by my beautiful instruments and I've been known to do a Disney song, or even sing a capella! I am also very emotive when I play and sing, from belting out "At Last" or playing a soft standard on my saxophones, I love to perform at retirement homes, wineries, homes, for all ages, anybody and with a catalog of more than 200 songs from Motown to Maroon 5, Swing to Soul... I can entertain multiple generations and a varied audience!
The Singing Saxstress™ is a unique talent for your unique event! With a broad range of music, her magnificent voice and smooth saxophone, Ava Lemert has won awards & will win your guests' hearts with her exceptional performance.
Wireless sound system or a Capella for any setting or audience! From a winery to an anniversary gathering, Ava has garnered praise and ardent fans from her warm, exhilarating performances. She's graced the historic Avalon Ballroom stage on Catalina Island for the 2012 JazzTrax Festival, her recordings feature international talent and she herself has headlined the world-famous contemporary jazz lounge at Spaghettini in Seal Beach. All this besides the many nominations and hundreds of private performances for just about every stripe of audience in the Sacramento region. Ava has both sang and played on her saxophone, the National Anthem for the Rivercats (several times, plus "God Bless America" for the 7th inning stretch), as well as for several State organizations, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Light the Night Walk, Man and Woman of the Year, as well as for the Kings. She's been a special musical guest on Fox 40 Morning News, Insight on Capitol Public Radio, on Good Day Sacramento Weekend Edition and Sacramento and Company.
Additional Booking Notes
I can perform in a variety of situations, most commonly, I perform as a soloist with a top-notch BOSE AUDIO compact PA, singing and playing my saxophones with my own arranged performance tracks. Another instance that is common is to perform a cappella (no tracks, or electricity required), I can also sing or guest solo with a group, a house band or with time and budget, my own. My solo performances require a safe, clear area of roughly 6' square within a reasonable distance to a standard power outlet. It should be dry, flat and I DO NOT PERFORM IN SMOKING ENVIRONMENTS (HOMES, CASINOS, ETC). Other than that, a place to park my car that is close and available an hour prior to my start is requested. I also require that the balance due is paid BEFORE LEAVING. Cash, or Check made payable to: Ava Lemert needs to be shown when I arrive, you do not need to give it to me, I just need to know that it's ready for me when I arrive to set up.
Past Booked Events
|December 17, 2017 • 3:30pm - 4:15pm||Christmas Party|
|August 23, 2015||Grand Opening|
|June 16, 2013||Church Service|
|June 01, 2013||Graduation|
Sets are 45 minutes
Breaks are 15 minutes (I typically run appropriate music over the BOSE during this time)
I have custom set lists based on the performance, there are many combinations
Influences & Inspiration
Sarah Vaughan, Teena Marie, Alicia Keys, Candy Dulfer, Stan Getz, Clarence Clemmons, Etta James, Lisa Stansfield, George Michael, David Sanborn, Junior Walker, King Curtis, Earl Bostic, Mavis Staples, Gladys Knight, Nat King Cole, Diana Krall, Ben Webster, Gato Barbieri,
ground floor or elevator service
SMOKE FREE PLEASE
Nearby spot to park my car
Flat/sturdy staging area 5' x 7' for horns/PA
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