After attending the University of Southern California, music wasn't a part of her busy life until 2005, when as a mother of a toddler, she re-learned how to read music and play saxophone again in a community marching band. From there, she got the fever to perform and write again, and now, Ava is breaking new ground for herself. In 2017, Ava's work as a female recording artist, producer, songwriter, and engineer, paid off with her first 3 entries in the 59th GRAMMY Awards.
Red Soul Shoes made the 61st GRAMMY ballot in the "Traditional R&B Performance" category, and won an Akademia Music Award for Best R&B/Soul Song. The follow up single from Ava's 9th album, Ava's GrooveGet the Weekend On won another award, and earned Ava the Executive Music Award for 2019, their highest award! The album and song made the 62nd GRAMMY Awards ballot.
Ava is performing every Friday at 8pm pacific time via #livestream on: