"Margret Avery's voice is so clear and sultry that you have to hear it to believe it. She has her own definitive style, innate musicality and affinity for jazz and blues. Her interpretations offer a twist of the unexpected in her original work as well as familiar songs. She's a little like Ella mixed with some k.d.lang and Dusty Springfield with a soul that sobs the blues and a spirit that sings to the angels. Shouldn't miss it." Christina Varga-artist/gallery owner
"Margret's soaring vocals fit perfectly within the smooth jazz piano and guitar riffs. We're elated to have this CD in rotation on Langiappe Jazz" Mark Glynn-New Orleans radio
"If you want an invitation to a music experience that's a breath of fresh air, then you'll want to sit back and let the smooth, sensuous voice of Margret Avery take you to a place reminiscent of real jazz and real singing. This is a woman who knows what a lyric is and interprets each song, originals and standards, with a maturity and sensitivity almost non-existant in today's popular music. Avery's CD is one that no jazz lover will want to be without. We should be hearing alot more from her and I couldn't be more pleased. You will be too." Nicki Romeo - songwriter
"Margret Avery has a very different style, emphasizing long notes, contributing five songs (three of which were co-written with her keyboardist Daryl Kojak) and often interpreting her repertoire at thoughtful ballad tempos. While she performs a rambunctious “Wild Women Don’t Get The Blues” and revives “Autumn Leaves” and “The Island,” most of the material heard on A Place That’s Make Believe is quite fresh and full of insightful lyrics. Joined by a four-piece rhythm section that includes guitarist Kenny Brescia, Margret Avery (who is mostly heard in New York) manages to be both emotional and laidback, direct yet subtle. This is an intriguing set, available from myspace.com/margretavery." Scott Yanow - LA Jazz Scene
A Place That’s Make Believe.. is real music
Los Angeles, CA ....’A Place That’s Make Believe’ certainly does relocate listeners minds from the everyday world for a little while. One could argue whether or not it’s a make believe place to which the listener is transported, but what’s not in question is the power of Margret Avery’s distinctive voice. The balladeer’s smooth, flowing, powerful tones are in themselves a rich listening experience. Add to that gorgeous jazz-blues based instrumentation and it’s a winning, goosebump-inducing combination.
‘A Place That’s Make Believe’ puts Avery’s sultry, alluring vocals on full display. Her signature vocal personality glows from a voice that is as smooth as fine liqueur and equally as intoxicating. It’s a slow but passionate song, drenched in melody and awash in atmosphere. Avery’s stunning performance on ‘A Place That’s Make Believe’ conjures a rainbow of emotional reactions : love, regret, sadness, melancholy and more.
Avery works with a four-piece rhythm section that supplies the ocean of jazz and blues waves that accompany her accomplished vocals. Avery is equally comfortable working on familiar classics and original songs. Her original performance style and her ability to deliver lyrics in a distinctive, one-of-a-kind fashion, bringing both exciting new songs to the listener and riveting interpretations of song standards.
Gigs are on hold at the moment since Avery is in the studio, focused on creating fresh tracks. While she works on writing and recording new material, her current CD, ‘A Place That’s Make Believe’ is available to listeners.
Avery is currently working with A&R Select, the world’s leading independent artist development firm. Shaun Moser A&R Select