Aviana Gedler is a vocalist, violist, pianist, songwriter, arranger, bassist, and drummer with an unwavering passion for music and artistry that started from a very young age. After studying jazz music in high school from local Des Moines legend Susie Miget, she went on to earn her Associate of Applied Arts degree at the School for Music Vocations in Creston, Iowa, under the direction of Tobi Crawford and Grammy-nominated Dr. Jeremy Fox. There, she studied arranging, theory, ear training, and both classical and jazz piano along with all of her other instruments. She took jazz voice lessons under Four Freshman members Tommy Boynton and Ryan Howe and went on to win the Downbeat Magazine award for Best Jazz Vocal Soloist in the Community College division two years in a row, as well as the award for Best Studio Engineered Recording for her own self-produced song in 2022.
Aviana currently resides in West Des Moines, gigging regularly and teaching lessons at the Central Iowa Music Lab under the direction of James Biehn. She continues to write and perform her own music and continuously looks for any opportunity to collaborate with those around her. Aside from music, in her free time Aviana enjoys eating food, reading, running, and petting her cats, Iris and June.
Her band will feature Rayne Vitorino Dias on piano, Nick Leo on guitar, Gabriel Espinoza on bass and Zane Gedler on drums.