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Primary Instrument: Piano

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....
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”Avey’s solo interlude here suggests how Debussy's romanticism influenced the harmonic sense and pedal technique of Evans...” --Victor Verney, All About Jazz

“The results on Vienna Dialogues are steeped in a kind of melancholy beauty that makes for satisfying listening.” --Nic Jones, All About Jazz

“Richly melodic in origin, deftly arranged (mainly by Avey), and superbly performed, this is music that while rooted in the past is very much of today and will most certainly still be valid tomorrow.” --Bruce Crowther

“Avey's playing is also consistently rewarding.” --Ken Dryden

Music

Featured recording “Authority Melts From Me”

Authority Melts From Me

Whirlwind Recordings Ltd
2014
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    Authority Melts From Me

    Whirlwind Recordings Ltd
    2014
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    A New Face

    Jay Dell Records
    2010
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