"...Her depth of understanding in interpreting classic songs is astonishing in one her age. If she is showing this level of talent at fifteen there are no limits to how far she can go."
"…from the second she opened her mouth, I realized I was in the company of a budding new talent. Her sound belies her years,…"
"…While other talented kids her age are belting Taylor Swift ditties, she’s swinging…with great style, musicality and confidence. The heard-it-all crowd at Birdland was besotted!”
"WHAT a voice! Thanks for sending this, she is killer"
"...A young fresh approach...delivered with the strength and confidence of a seasoned veteran. People get ready, Avery Raquel is on her way..."
"...there is a future for traditional jazz singing, and that it will be even brighter the longer this superb young vocalist is part of it."
"Avery wowed the audience by seemingly channeling all of the great jazz divas through her small body and immense soul."
Hamilton native, Avery Raquel, started in the entertainment industry when she was just 7 years old, having landed a role in the television pilot episode of “Falling Skies”, executive produced by Steven Spielberg. Since then Avery has appeared in commercials, radio ads, and even for a Disney animated television series, lending her voice to one of the lead characters. That experience quickly led to a number of professional stage productions across Canada.
Her passion for singing quickly grew from that, and has led to an impressive list of career accomplishments on her musical resume. She has earned audience acclaim, critical kudos and peer respect as a vocalist of rare talent, and is now poised to write an exciting new chapter in her developing success story, this time as a songwriter.
In collaboration with Juno-winning, noted Toronto producer/songwriter/musician Greg Kavanagh, Avery has written accomplished new songs that will appear on her second solo album, Without A Little Rain, scheduled for release in Spring 2017.