Avi began his career as a pianist, music director, and sound designer for improvisational comedy. He has worked previously with Montreal's Le Nouveau theatre St. Catherine, Boston's Improv Asylum, Comedy Sportz Philadelphia, and on tour with The Second City aboard Norweigen Cruise Lines. He also worked as the In-market producer/music director of Bye Bye Liver: The Philadelphia Drinking Play produced by The Pub Theatre of Chicago. From that experience he took the leap of writing and producing his own original sketch comedy show, 1 hit wonder, which premiered in the 2013 Philadelphia Fringe Festival.
Aside from theatre Avi also is an active ballet accompanist and has previously worked at The School of the Pennsylvania Ballet, Spectrum Dance Theatre, and currently accompanies at The Pacific Northwest Ballet.
Orignally from Boston, Avi received his B.M. in classical piano performance (class of Dr. Julia Gavrilova) and music theory in Montreal from McGill University in 2009. He also obtained his Masters of Music in Film Composition from The Pacific Northwest Film Scoring Program under Emmy Award composer Hummie Mann. Avi is inspired by the collaboration between different artistic mediums. The combination between music and media, allows him to combine his classical training with modern conventions and technology in order to be an effective 21st century musician.
Now based in Seattle Avi draws from his versatile experience to oversee and continually grow and push Hevanti Productions into defining and creating new ways to use music and collaborate with other mediums. To find out more about Avi's individual projects please visit. www.avilassermusic.com.
MAX HENRY \\\ PRODUCER, SYNTHESIST & SOUND DESIGNER
Max Henry's compositions draw on a broad musical palette that combine classical, jazz, and indie-rock aesthetics. He has written music for television and film, including: TV5's series "En Therapie" (french language version of HBO's "In Treatment"), Encore Entertainment’s comedy "Peepers,"Tricon's feature length documentary "The Rep," and various TV spots (E!’s True Hollywood Stories, Beautiful People, Restaurant Takeover, etc).
Max is from Toronto, Ontario. He studied jazz drums and piano at McGill University in Montreal. Following an engineering bout at the famous BreakGlass Studios, Max began playing with indie groups “Young Galaxy,” and “Suuns.”
Max currently lives and produces music from his studio in Montreal.
GARRETT OVERCASH \\\ PRODUCER & SONGWRITER
Garrett is a violinist, film composer, and music producer, originating from Arkansas. Garrett Overcash began his career in the music industry in Nashville and has performed with Ray Price, Chris Tomlin, Matt Redman, and other Nashville acts. Alongside performing, he has been involved in numerous recording sessions in studios such as Ocean Way Studio, Blackbird Studio, RCA Studio B, and other Nashville recording studios.
Garrett now lives in Seattle, WA pursuing film and game composition, music production, and performing. Since moving to Seattle, he has performed with the Federal Way Symphony, Jonah Tolchin, Imeraut, and other Seattle artists. He has performed at many venues around Seattle, including Benaroya Hall and Town Hall.
He graduated from Belmont University in 2011 with a Bachelors of Music with an emphasis in Music Technology. He also won Belmont University's Classical Performer's Competition in 2009, getting the opportunity to perform as a soloist with the Belmont University Symphony Orchestra. In 2014, he graduated from the Pacific Northwest Film Scoring Program with a Masters of Music in Film Composition.