She starred in “Ella Fitzgerald First Lady of Song” a decade ago in a shimmering performance produced by Chicago’s Black Ensemble Theater. Capturing Ella in mid-career, Logan showed off her “powerhouse voice,” wrote Chicago Sun-Times theater critic Hedy Weiss, and “sophisticated” style; she also portrayed Nancy Wilson in the BET production “Dynamite Divas.”
As an artist Ava’s voice evokes the signature style qualities of Billy, Ella, Nancy, Sarah, Carmen, Dinah, all the great divas she grew up listening to and fell in love with from the golden era of jazz, a nostalgic time synonymous with class, style, and sophistication; and those artistic giants remain seminal influences providing the ingredients that fortify her own recipe for success, and, without doubt, make Ava Logan a striking original in her own right.
” As long as I bring honest emotion to them, I don’t think there’s anything I can’t try and make my own.”
– Ava Logan