Hailing from North Texas, Avery Jeffry has been a performing bassist and guitarist for over 15 years and an avid music lover for even longer. Beginning with rock ‘n roll and the blues, he has garnered experience in nearly every genre with collegiate level training in both jazz and classical.
Avery began playing guitar at the age of 9 and grew up on classic rock and heavy metal. He began his classical and music theory training on the upright bass in middle and high school, eventually performing with the Plano East Senior High Chamber Orchestra in one the most competitive school districts in the state of Texas. It was also at Plano East that he established an affection for jazz, playing with the school's jazz band. His earliest jazz influences were Chick Corea, Pat Metheny, Count Basie and Christian McBride.
He then obtained his Bachelor of Music degree from the University of South Carolina with an emphasis in Jazz Performance on the upright/electric bass. While there he studied with bassist Craig Butterfield and pianist/guitarist Bert Ligon, and performed regularly in the USC Left Bank Big Band.
Avery has performed with professional bands all over Texas, South Carolina, Virginia, and California, and has also performed abroad with various groups in Tokyo, Japan. He has recorded multiple albums with the instrumental music group Vanilla Summit and played two showcases at the world renowned SXSW Music Festival in Austin, Texas in 2017.
Avery is currently a freelance musician and lesson instructor in the Sacramento area. He has just recently delved into the world of public broadcasting and is excited to be a part of the CapRadio team. Excellence in Jazz is the best way to hear new and classic jazz from people with a real passion for the music.
The Giants of Mainstream Jazz plus today's most exciting straight-ahead emerging artists with contemporary vocals and spices of Blues and Latin Jazz.
November 17, 2022
Harlem has always been one the cornerstones of jazz and popular American music. The traditions that began there in the 1920’s have remained and been amplified by young musicians like pianist Emmet Cohen.
July 28, 2022
Lynne Arriale has been described as a “poet-laureate of the piano”. Her newest album, The Lights Are Always On, is a poignant yet inspiring expression of events that have touched so many of our lives over the past two years.
June 9, 2022
John Bullard is a banjo player who’s been hoping to make his instrument a mainstay on the classical stage. His newest release, 24 Preludes for Solo Banjo, Vol. 1, bringing the unlikely instrument into a whole new spotlight.
May 12, 2022
The celebrated singer hearkens back to the roots of an American art form and gives them new life in her newest album, "Send For Me."
March 25, 2022
Matthew Whitaker talks about spontaneity and expressing his roots through his latest album, “Connections.” He’s currently on his spring tour, which makes a stop in Davis on Friday, March 25 to perform at the Mondavi Center.
March 17, 2022
Jazz pianist Jessica Williams passed away March 12 at the age of 73, leaving behind a lasting impact on Sacramento and its jazz legacy.
February 1, 2022
Dave Brubeck's sons Chris and Dan are celebrating the centennial of their late father with a worldwide tour that includes a stop at Sacramento’s Crest Theater on Wednesday.
December 22, 2021
CapRadio’s jazz hosts share their top picks for jazz music that came out in 2021.
October 14, 2021
Jazz pianist and composer Arturo O’Farrill has a lot going on these days. He’s currently on tour with his Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra, which stops in Davis on Thursday, Oct. 14 to perform at the Mondavi Center.
February 2, 2021
With Presidents’ Day around the corner, CapRadio’s Avery Jeffry is celebrating a different “Pres” this month: Legendary saxophonist Lester Young.