STRAIGHT FROM NEW ORLEANS: MARIO ABNEY & THE ABNEY EFFECT
February 05, 2018
8PM & 10PM
$10/$5 STUDENTS & MUSICIANS
Trumpeter, composer, multi instrumentalist, band leader, master musician and regular on the HBO series Tremé, Mario Abney is coming live and in full effect from the Big Easy to the Jazz Showcase with the Abney Effect Brass Band and Modern New Orleans Jazz Revue. Mario first developed his chops in his hometown Chicago, listening and playing at Fred Anderson’s legendary Velvet Lounge. Often compared to the genius of Miles Davis and leadership and insight of Art Blakely, Mario fuses the Art of Jazz music with the soul and freedom of his current home and birth place of the music, New Orleans. Mario Abney and the Abney Effect embody the spirit of New Orleans and instrumental excellence. Abney has been featured in the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage festival, the Rochester Jazz Festival, the Saratoga Jazz Festival, and many other prominent music festivals. The HBO star from the series Tremé delivers the experience of a lifetime and brings the spirit of Big Easy right to your soul. Mario Abney has shared the stage with Wynton Marsalis, Donald Harrison, Cyril Neville, Stevie Wonder, Erykah Badu, Nicholas Payton, and many others. Mario is a nationally recognized musician and independent recording artist and can be seen live in New Orleans and various other venues around the nation.