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PaviElle Giant Steps


PaviElle is an amazing powerhouse vocalist with an equally powerful 6 piece band, playing both originals and covers. Most recently, PaviElle was voted as Minneapolis City Pages “Best R&B Vocalist of 2015, her band was named one of First Avenue’s Best New Bands of 2015 and, she has just been awarded an Emmy Award for her work on TPT’s “Lowertown Line”. PaviElle hails from Rondo, a historically Black neighborhood in St. Paul, Minnesota. She honed her craft as a teenager at Penumbra Theatre and collective, EduPoetic Enyerbrainment. Growing up in a family steeped in music, she says that she wants to make music that honors and represents the Black aesthetic. As a songwriter, PaviElle always has a way she wants her songs to “swing,” and it’s this free-style emotion, in the scatting and vocalizing, that brings a millennial’s heart-born, contemporary vision to a classic soul music sound.