Upon graduating in 2007 with a BA in Jazz Studies from Purchase Conservatory of Music, Bobby moved to Brooklyn, NY. In 2005, Avey was specially invited by the saxophone great David Liebman to adapt and arrange art songs from the Classical and Romantic era for re-interpretation, creating a vehicle for improvisation. The project, culminating with the album Vienna Dialogues, was released on ZOHO in 2006 and received rave reviews. Scott Albin of Jazz Times writes, Highlights are many… Avey's strong chording; Avey's beautiful intro...Avey's sparkling solo and accompaniment on Debussy's Fleur des Blés, graced with a bell-like sound, his playing here so impressive, it overshadows Liebman's. Bobby won the esteemed Pressor Scholarship while attending Purchase and was named the 2006 international Yamaha Young Performing Artist on piano....
Authority Melts From MeWhirlwind Recordings Ltd
A New FaceJay Dell Records
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