Zephyr Avalon

Bassist, composer, producer


Zephyr Avalon is a bassist and composer based in Los Angeles, CA. Amidst a multitude of solo and collaborative projects, Zephyr is known as a reliable sideman on upright, electric and synth bass, at home playing jazz, pop, R&B, and everything between. Avalon has performed with an array of Los Angeles-based artists, including legendary saxophonist Bennie Maupin (Headhunters, Lee Morgan) and trumpeter Bobby Bradford (Ornette Coleman). Additionally, Zephyr recently performed at Java Jazz Festival in Jakarta, Indonesia, where he shared the stage with renowned vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater and trumpeter Arturo Sandoval.

Zephyr studied classical bass with Barry Green as an undergraduate at Univ. of California, Santa Cruz, and with Darek 'Oles' Oleszkiewicz and Alphonso Johnson at California Inst. of the Arts, where he received his MFA in Jazz Studies.

Zephyr's self-titled debut was released September 18, 2017.



“Zephyr has a big, full sound, always a strong rhythmic drive, and a thorough command of harmony. He is experienced in virtually all musical styles.”

-David Roitstein

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photo credit: Justine Jaime


Dans Dans

Cholo 2.0

Hypnotise & Wake Up

First Man



Cape Sound

Copesetic Live

Manj by Joomanji


Self-titled album

Zephyr Avalon offers a fresh perspective while staying rooted in the lineage of jazz and its embrace of other genres. Including guest appearances from LA's most in-demand and rising talents, including KNOWER vocalist Genevive Artadi, rapper Harry Mack, and Moonchild's Amber Navran, the core band's cohesive grooves are infectious while still maintaining the right to swing their asses off.


Zephyr Avalon - electric and upright bass
Jonah Levine - trombone
Mike Lebrun - tenor saxophone, flute
Jacob Mann - piano
Efa Etoroma, Jr. - drums

Harry Mack - vocals (2)
Genevieve Artadi - vocals (5)
Amber Navran - vocals (6)


  1. Intro
  2. Why (feat. Harry Mack)
  3. 395
  4. Pomerene Tombstone
  5. Future Tears, Former Fears (feat. Genevieve Artadi)
  6. Sunlight Messiah (feat. Amber Navran)
  7. Suspect


Engineered and Mixed by Cassidy Turbin at Willowcrest Recorders.

Mastered by Will Borza at Doublehook Records.

All tracks composed, arranged and produced by Zephyr Avalon, except: verse on (1) by Harry Mack and vocals on (5) arranged by Amber Navran.

Cover art by Justine Jaime

Graphic design by arsorum