Abby is excited to return to DC JazzFest with her quartet, playing the swinging, sophisticated works of Cole Porter, the smooth bossa nova of Jobim, and the mood-capturing classics of DC's own Duke Ellington -- as well as a selection of original tunes, and jazzified covers from the Beatles to Beyonce. Featuring special guest vocalists Madeline Waters and Jayne Mazzone, joining in harmony on contemporary classics in a jazzified style.
Abby's melodious voice flows from the sultry blues to bell tones, tugging on her audience's heart strings, as her rhythmic song choices and creative interpretations keep toes a-tappin' in the aisles.
Abby's hit CD "Play Along," released in 2016, is available on iTunes, Amazon and on disc. Her music has been featured on NPR's "Capital Soundtrack," TV DCW50's "Opening Acts," and on "The Soundline" at 96.7 WERA. She has been covered several times by "Brightest Young Things."
Abby regularly performs at DC's top jazz clubs, including Twins Jazz and Columbia Station. She headlined the Intergalactic Speakeasy, and has performed at venues ranging from the DC National Mall to the New Orleans Superdome, from Pittsburgh's Carnegie Hall to the radio airwaves of Burning Man.
Abby will be accompanied by the extraordinary talents of Ben Young on guitar, Will Layman on keys, Michael Graham on bass and Jack Spitz on percussion. With a few surprises in store....