If you are looking to discover some fresh, authentic, and exuberant new music, you have found it in the Boston-based singer/songwriter, Ava Sophia. Having performed at numerous venues in the Boston-metropolitan area including The Middle East in Cambridge, The Rosebud Diner in Somerville, The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, and McGann’s Pub in the North End, Ava is striving to inspire the world around her through her music. 

Ava is gifted with a true musical spirit; she started piano lessons at age 9, songwriting in middle school, and has been singing for as long as she can remember. When she reached high school, she began formal training in jazz and classical music at the Boston Arts Academy, Boston’s premier performing arts high school. All the while she explored her own interests in pop, soul, funk, blues, and rock music.

Ava credits neo-soul powerhouses India. Arie, Jill Scott, and Alicia Keys as well as master singer-songwriters Sara Barellies, Tracy Chapman, Ingrid Michealson and Carole King as her most prominent musical influences, all of which are reflected in her distinctive blend of soulful grooves and acoustic-pop. Her genuinely unique tone along with her tasteful intelligence in her vocal phrasing make her the exceptional artist she is today. 

Currently, Ava is developing her craft and career at the world-renowned Berklee College of Music. She recently released a new single and music video, ‘Oceans Away’ that is available on iTunes, Spotify, and Amazon. She is continuing to share her music locally in and around Boston. Her true passion and ambition are captured when she describes music to be “the only way I know how to make the world a better place”.

 

Photographer: Sahana Simha

Musician: Ava Sophia