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.