Ava Lemert is poised to make a big noise in the world of R&B/Soul with her white-hot vocals and sizzling sultry sax on tracks such as "Ain't No Turning Back Now" a powerful soul anthem, and a fight song, if you will, for standing up for your rights, making a statement, and breaking the silence about who you are and what you represent.
Another standout track from 12welve, "A Mother's Song" is an R&B ballad with sweet vocal harmonies and tender lyrics that come straight from the heart. Ava's lusciously-blended vocals reminds one of the "slow jams" from great 70's soul girl-groups such as The Emotions or Love Unlimited. The song was written by Ava to her young son, John, and is intended to be a 'lullaby for today.' "A Mother's Song," is set to be one of the hits from the new disc with a personal and emotional punch that is endearing.
12welve, Ava Lemert’s new CD will be officially released to other digital music services on April 3rd, 2012. It is a carefully bred R&B project with a generous dose of soul, jazz, funk and a dash of pop blended together as only the Singing Saxstress of Soul can, creating an unmistakable and universally appealing collection of songs that everyone will love.
What the CD’s Name “12welve” Represents
The CD’s name represents more than the year 2012. It actually is a tribute to her Dad, Bob Sirkegian, who was the pivotal inspiration for her new CD. Sirkegian’s number as a record-setting motorcycle racer was the number 12, and it has always been a lucky number in her household growing up.
The name 12welve also represents her breakthrough album in the year 2012 as she returns to her own style of R&B/Soul music, linking contemporary R&B with her Jazz background and catchy Pop sensibilities. The latest CD features more of Ava's powerful R&B/Soul vocals while keeping her instrument of choice —the saxophone— boldly represented throughout the album. It is a unique style with elements of "old school" Motown R&B with contemporary production techniques and a dash of jazzy sophistication.
12welve will be available for purchase through Amazon, eMusic, Rhapsody, Spotify, Last.fm and many more music web sites. In addition, iTunes will offer an additional bonus CD booklet download, designed by Ava Lemert, herself that includes exclusive photos and lyrics with a full CD purchase ($9.99). iTunes is offering a special pre-order of the album as of January 19, 2012.
About Ava Lemert
Ava Lemert grew up in Covina, California and is one of the most innovative and unique jazz musicians in the music industry today. Her sound can be described as jazz fusion with a noticeable pop influence. In addition to being a talented saxophonist, clarinetist, composer and vocalist, Ava is also a graphic designer and her artwork has been seen on TV, in print and can be viewed on her web sites. She is also a volunteer for several charities, a local elementary school and also enjoys performing for residents at local assisted living and memory care facilities.
Ava has played concerts and festivals in several cities across the state of California, wowing not only mature audiences but also younger people with an ear for great music and artistry. As a brand, Ava Lemert is relentlessly creative and unique, constantly pushing the boundaries of genre to give the listener a memorable experience. Ava's dedication and love for her craft has been noticed by the Great Unknowns Presents —Los Angeles taste-makers who have nominated Ava for Best Jazz Artist in the 2012 Artists in Music Awards taking place at the Key Club in Hollywood, February 10th, 2012.
The Track Listing For 12welve:
1. Flow On
2. I Think It's Love
3. Far Away Places
4. Workin' on a Groovy Thing*
5. Ain't No Turning Back Now
6. Impress Me
7. Let's Be Real
8. Feeling Naughty
9. Something to Prove
10. A Mother's Song
11. Drive Me Crazy
12. Junior's Jam
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