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Primary Instrument: Vocalist

Born: December 19, 1980

Since arriving on the New York scene in 2003, vocalist Abigail Riccards has garnered much attention from the jazz community for her effortless swing, heartbreaking tone, and personalized approach to lyrics. Abigail's inimitable approach to the Great American Songbook has made her one of the most celebrated jazz vocalists of her generation.

In 2000, she was also selected to participate in the Jazz in July workshop at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst and competed in the 2006 Fish Middleton Competition, where she was a semi-finalist. In 2004, Abigail was selected to be a semi-finalist in the prestigious Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition, where she competed at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington D.C for judges such as Kurt Elling, Al Jarreau, Jimmy Scott and Dee Dee Bridgewater....
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”You know that cliché about a voice so beautiful that you wouldn't mind it singing the phone book? I'm ashamed to say that I've got to dust that one off for Abigail Riccards. The song [I'll be seeing you] itself has been done by so many singers that I was surprised to find myself looking up from my writing pad as the first verse passed. Guitarist Lund floats a gorgeous chord melody underneath the vocals...and oh, the vocals! Riccards has a lovely, finely textured voice and the delicate trills added at each line's end made me wish I'd known this version forever.” Mark Saleski - www.jazz.com

“She can also make outstanding drama with her naked voice on Billie Holiday's “Left Alone” and bring a smile to your face with her spunky delivery” James Hale - Downbeat Magazine

Primary InstrumentVocalist

LocationChicago, IL

Willing to teachAdvanced students only.

Music

Featured recording “Every Little Star”

Every Little Star

Self Produced
2013
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    Every Little Star

    Self Produced
    2013
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    When The Night Is New

    Jazz Excursion Records
    2008
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    When The Night Is New

    Jazz Excursion Records
    2007
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