Ayvah is a collection of jazz-trained musicians and hip-hop lovers rooted in soul; as they combine all of these influential and eclectic sounds, Ayvah has emerged as a jazz-funk, neo-soul band. Ayvah creates music from a wide base of inspiration, including love, heartbreak, coming of age, sexuality, poetry, nature and more. Minneapolis/Saint Paul based, Ava McFarlane (lead vocals), Sam Rosenstone (keys), Ethan Yeshaya (bass), Joey C. Hays (drums) and Andy Schupp (guitar) bring a strong sense of artistry and collaboration, thus creating a sound that's intriguing to all music tastes.

City Pages echoes Ayvah's attack on music, saying, "Minneapolis five-piece Ayvah’s is [hard] to pin down. That’s not just because they’ve hardly released any music, instead preferring to hone their live show. It’s due to the band’s eclecticism; their sound is an intoxicating fusion of jazz, funk, soul, hip-hop, and more. Led by the preternaturally talented singer Ava McFarlane, the group reliably whips up kinetic, propulsive grooves, as attendees of their live shows have witnessed." Ayvah's response to the eclecticism of their music is, "We don’t want to limit ourselves to any specific genre or taste— we just want to create art that is technical, thought out and charged with inspiration.”

Past Shows


Feb
22
nd
2018
Turf Club
Feb
22
nd
2018
Turf Club

deM atlaS and Thomas Abban

with Ayvah and Taylor Seaberg
Sep
14
th
2017
Turf Club
Sep
14
th
2017
Turf Club

Ayvah and Taylor Seaberg

with ENHARMONIC
Mar
4
th
2017
Turf Club
Mar
4
th
2017
Turf Club
Feb
6
th
2017
Turf Club
Feb
6
th
2017
Turf Club

ARE YOU LOCAL? 2017 Finalists Showcase

with Nick Jordan, Graveyard Club, Kiss the Tiger and more!
Jan
5
th
2017
7th St Entry

More Shows

Oct
5
th
Fine Line

JP Cooper

Jun
29
th
First Avenue

Flip Phone Pride XXL ft. Morphine Love Dion and Mhi’ya Iman Le’Paige

Nov
22
nd
First Avenue

Dylan Gossett

Oct
15
th
Turf Club

Joshua Hyslop