The Archive Ravens at the Virtual Cafe
The Archive Ravens are equally passionate about creating new music and preserving music from different cultures and time periods. We believe that the most immersive performances allow the audiences to travel with us to far-off places and times.
Our main focus for this show will be original music, but we will spice in some of our favorite cover tunes. Please comment in this event page if there is a song you'd like us to play.
Ava began playing Suzuki piano at the age of six - though she begged to start earlier! She loved the repertoire: she was surrounded by classical music from a young age, because her mother was an avid listener. Around middle school, Ava got more involved in musical theatre and decided to switch from piano lessons to voice lessons. In high school, she began to study more classical vocal repertoire, which she absolutely adored. She decided to go to the University of Rochester, intent on taking rigorous classical voice lessons through the Eastman School of Music. While at UR, Ava was introduced to the world of singing pop/contemporary music when she joined the co-ed a cappella group Trebellious. Right after graduation, Ava got hooked on writing music and decided to write and record a full length album in the span of a year.
Vocals, guitar, saxophone
Tom's musical career has its roots in classical clarinet pieces. Eventually, he made the transition to tenor saxophone and got bit by the jazz bug. Around the same time he started to teach himself guitar which then became a vehicle for singing and expression. When he got to college, he formed an instrumental funk band called Juicy Connotation which played extensively in Rochester and has made several east coast tours. While saxophone remains a vessel for improvisation for him, his love lies with the guitar and singing.
Our dear friend, Will Schantz often performs and records with The Archive Ravens.