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Like the blazin’ ball of cosmic energy at the center of the universe, songstress/pianist/composer
Avery*Sunshine bursts onto the scene with the release of her self-titled debut project (June, 2010).

Avery*Sunshine got her start singing at church and playing piano in her hometown of Chester, PA. A
graduate of Spelman College in Atlanta, GA.
 
She has opened for noted jazz vocalist/pianist Rachelle Ferrell and sultry “Soulsinger” Ledisi; has done background work for gospel icon Karen Clark-Sheard; and has performed with popular industry figures Michael Bublé, David Forster and Anthony Hamilton.
 
Avery*Sunshine returns with the release of her 13-track debut CD. The project is an amalgamation of jazz, gospel and soul, and features legendary vibraphonist and funk-soul jazz composer Roy Ayers; Grammy Award-winning jazz bassist Christian McBride; and her talented lyricist/guitarist/producer and musical partner Dana Johnson.
 
Avery*Sunshine was chosen as iTunes 2010 BEST and featured among “What We’re Listening To” on the iTunes homepage. She’s been recognized as the SoulTracks 2010 Reader’s Choice Best New Artist and was featured as one of JET Magazine’s Top 5 Rising Indie Artists. The CD was listed as a 2010 Album of the Year in Atlanta’s Creative Loafing, and has received countless glowing reviews from such notable publications/media outlets as The Washington Post, USA Today, Heart&Soul magazine, and Rolling Out.com.
 

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