Ava and The Mystic Mangos

Ava and The Mystic Mangos

BandPopChildren's Music

Ava and The Mystic Mangos are six accomplished musicians and special guests who play a funky eclectic soufflé of well-seasoned sounds--pop, rock, reggae, polka, funk, jungle-bop, you name it—with enough zing to make Great Grandma jump up and do the Pachyderm Twist.

Biography

Singer/songwriter Ava Scofield has been composing music and performing since the age of 5. She’s versed in a number of styles of music and has been a featured soloist in countless productions and at events. Career highlights include performing with former Metropolitan Opera singer Jerome Hines and learning jazz-singing technique from Bobby McFerrin and the great now-deceased Carl Anderson. She’s been teaching music to children and adults for 18 years.

Pianist John R. Burr, along with being a Mango, performs with the Grammy-winning Alison Brown Quartet. Bass-player Bill Lanphier recorded on Joanie Bartels “Silly Time” and “Bath Time” and also toured with Madonna on her “Like a Virgin” tour. Sax-player Tom Politzer, guest-artist, is with Tower Of Power. Grammy nominee Jeremy Cohen is a virtuoso violinist. Drummer Bili Turner is a wonderful blues drummer who has played with Albert King, Chuck Berry, Junior Wells and other great artists.

Nimble-fingered Guitarist Mark Holzinger also performs with the country-western swing band “Lost Weekend.” Acoustic bass-player Ruth Davies played regularly with the late Charles Brown and many other musicians. Michaelle Goerlitz added her skilled conga-playing and percussion to a number of “Elephants In My Ears” songs. Flute-player Nika Rejto also added her wonderful skilled sound to this CD!

And of course, there are the Mangoettes, the splendid herd of children who joined Ava and added their vocal prowess and whimsy to four of the songs on this delightful CD.

Shake, boogie and bop; do the Pachyderm Twist and the Mango Tango to the hip, hoppinin’ sounds of Ava and The Mystic Mangos. Elephants In Your Ears will shoogie your woogie!

Discography

"Elephants In My Ears" Nov, 2007 Release
"Vision On The Rise" Oct, 1998 Release

("Jammin' Jive" out soon!)