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Avery Raquel

R&B, Soul, Jazz, Solo Musician, Blues

Plays: Weddings, Wedding Receptions, Corporate Events, Private Parties, Community Events, Bar Mitzvah's, Stag & Does, Festivals, Colleges & Universities

Avery has taken the stage at famed New York City clubs including Birdland, as well as top Toronto venues The Jazz Bistro, Koerner Hall, Lula Lounge and Hugh’s Room, to name a few. Some of those performances have been as the featured vocalist with the Jazz.FM91 Youth Big Band, which she is once again a member of this season.

Accomplishments

Avery Raquel has garnered numerous vocal awards over the years, and has excelled on the festival circuit too, delivering winning performances at The Oakville, Brantford, TD Niagara, and South Coast Jazz Festivals and sharing the stage with the likes of Matt Dusk, Lou Pomanti, Holly Cole, and other prominent Canadian artists.

Her debut album, Life Lessons, released in early 2016 featured both standards and fresh jazz-inflected interpretations of pop songs from the ‘60s, ‘70s, and ‘80s, and was even nominated for ‘Jazz Recording of the Year’ at the 2016 Hamilton Music Awards. The album has received critical acclaim and airplay on major stations across the country including CBC Radio One and JazzFM.

In collaboration with Juno-winning Toronto producer/songwriter/musician Greg Kavanagh, Avery has written accomplished new songs appearing on her second solo album, Without A Little Rain, released in Spring 2017.

Photograph of Avery Raquel

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