Lorian and Ava Knapp

Lorian & Ava Knapp

We are Lorian and Ava Knapp, a brother and sister duo from Port Dalhousie.  This is our second year in the Jazz Competition Finals together.  Both Ava and Lorian have performed in the school rock band and as a duo at Hare Winery in Niagara-on-the-Lake opening for the Nick MacLean quartet during the Niagara Jazz Festival Series. 

Ava has been singing for seven years, while Lorian has been playing piano for nine years. Ava also plays piano and guitar. Lorian was a finalist for Niagara Jazz Youth Competition in 2021. Ava is playing Sharpay in Linus Hand Production of High School Musical 2 soon and has also performed in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Moana Jr and The Descendants.  For hobbies, Lorian is learning how to cultivate mushrooms.  He loves to read and is a talented writer of horror stories.  In addition to enjoying learning and performing new songs, Ava enjoys playing soccer, art and hanging out with her friends. They love music and both take any chance they get to perform.