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  • Avery Raquel
    Canadian, singer/songwriter and recording artist Avery Raquel, started in the entertainment industry at a very young age. From television and radio, to animation, voice-over work and a number of professional stage productions across Canada, Avery’s passion for performing grew. Influenced by such Jazz greats as Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Chet Baker, and Carmen McRae, her second album focused on Avery’s jazz vocal style, while creating a contemporary Soul sound, reminiscent of artists like Norah Jones, Corrine Bailey Rae and Amy Winehouse. Now, one year later, Avery is releasing her 3rd solo project, ‘My Heart Away’. Comprised of all original music, one can discern that Avery has matured into a strong songwriter, with catchy melodies, strong lyrics and a real sense of musicality, not often seen from someone so young. This 3rd album further moves Avery from her Jazz roots into more mainstream Soul/ RnB, which is exactly where she wants to be. The first single from that album, ‘Come Right Back To You’ debuted on the iTunes Canada Top 200 RnB/Soul song chart at #23. As a performer, Avery has taken the stage across North America, including at some famed New York City clubs like Birdland Jazz club, Metropolitan Room and Don’t Tell Mama Cabaret, as well as top Canadian venues like Koerner Hall, Roy Thomson Hall, The St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, The Jazz Bistro, Lula Lounge and Hugh’s Room, and many more. Avery Raquel has also garnered numerous vocal awards over the years, and has excelled on the festival circuit too, delivering winning performances across North America, including with the Berklee Global Jazz Institute on the Newport Jazz Festival stage in Rhode Island USA, as well as at the Toronto Jazz Festival, Oakville Jazz Festival, Brantford International Jazz Festival, TD Niagara Jazz Festival, and South Coast Jazz Festival, as well as other prominent music festivals in Ontario including Riverfest Elora and Beatlesfest in London. She has also been fortunate to the share the stage and studio with the likes of Juno and Grammy winning artist David Clayton Thomas (Blood, Sweat & Tears), Matt Dusk, Lou Pomanti, Holly Cole, June Garber, and other prominent International artists. She’s even performed the national anthem in front of 43,000 people at a Toronto Blue Jays game. www.averyraquel.com


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