Teodross Avery

Artist Biography

Official Biography (courtesy of Teodross Avery)

Teodross Avery has performed and/or recorded  with Amy Winehouse, Leela James, Roy Ayers, Mos Def, Lauryn Hill, Shakira, Matchbox Twenty, Joss Stone,  Talib Kweli, Roy Hargrove, Pat Monehan (of Train) and many others. As a musician, Teodross epitomizes live music-best experienced front row, and full throttle. His commanding stage presence reflects his musical ingenuity and skill. With an outstanding pedigree, both professionally and academically, Teo is a young saxophonist to watch, as evidenced by many of today's biggest names in music relying on his wide musical reach.   Teodross's television performances include: American Idol, MTV's TRL, The Ellen Degeneres Show, The CBS Morning Show with Epic Recording Artist Shakira, VH1, Regis & Kelly with Leela James; The Essence Awards, Soul Train Awards, Source Awards, Saturday Night Live, MTV Awards, Billboard Music Awards with Lauryn Hill.

Teodross holds a Masters degree in Music from the Steinhardt School of Education at New York University and a Bachelor's Degree from Berklee College of Music.  He is also the recipient of multiple awards, including The Sony Innovator Award, The National Foundation for The Advancement in The Arts' Clifford Brown/Stan Getz Fellowship, and The NAACP ACT-SO Award.

Available Music

Album of the Month - Cecile McLorin Salvant - Dreams and Daggers
Listening Room - Will Downing - Soul Survivor
Listening Room - Lizz Wright - Grace
Listen Now! - "Fresh Soul" playlist from SoulTracks

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