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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Abigail Riccards - Soft Rains Fall (2011)
October 01, 2008
Abigail Riccards Live at the Kitano on October 8th
May 19, 2008
Abigail Riccards Live at Cachaca
February 27, 2008
Abigail Riccards Live at Cornelia St. - 2/28 (Thursday)
December 02, 2007
Abigail Riccards CD Release at the Jazz Standard December 3rd
November 04, 2007
Abigail Riccards Live at Enzo's on November 7th
September 30, 2007
Abigail Riccards Group at the Kitano, October 3rd
September 14, 2007
Abigail Riccards Live at Trumpets with Bill Goodwin, David Berkman, and...
April 17, 2007
Abigail Riccards and Nicole Lequerica Live at Sweet Rhythm, April 24th...
March 26, 2007
Abigail Riccards at the Kitano on April 4th
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
Willing to teach