Internationally renowned Afro-jazz guitarist and composer Jay Lou Ava is often described by members of the French media as “the Wes Montgomery of Africa,”. His signature music is a fusion of jazz and African music, drawing from both contemporary and traditional African rhythms and melodies.
Fred Edmonds of “All About Jazz” called Ava’s music “mature, smooth, harmonious, and delicately mixed. A clever blend of the musical techniques of jazz and the complex syncopated African rhythms, reconciling styles and people, and bringing them hope and peace.”
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