She bills herself as the "hybrid songbird" because she enjoys, performs and is influenced by a variety of musical styles. Ava Victoria is a songbird who can belt, coo or trill sweet or hot.
Ava Victoria is a grounded, direct woman who is funny, engaging, and fully Artist with depth, emotion and a penchant for drama. For our interview Ava and I relaxed together on a terrace with a gorgeous view of the San Francisco Bay.
Ava Victoria is a talented singer/musician who studied guitar and performance with Bud Dashiell in his Westwood Boulevard studio from 1974 to 1978. Ava's new CD Hybrid Songbird focused heavily on pieces from American musical theatre, with more lush and theatrical arrangements than anything you'd find on a B&T CD.
Ava Victoria kicked off the first public performance of San Francisco StageWorks with "An Evening of Cabaret" on October 21, 2002. This sold out event was a benefit performance that marked the beginning of a San Francisco exclusive one-year contract with San Francisco StageWorks for future performances...
My interest in the Garcia-Marchesi tradition led me to an inquisitiveness about the teacher who imparted this knowledge. I think you will find that Ava Victoria's multi-faceted life — as a teacher, as a performer in several venues and expressive forms, and a composer/arranger — is worthy of attention.