All About Jazz

Home » Musicians » Abigail Rockwell

Abigail Rockwell

Abigail Rockwell grew up singing and writing from an early age. She studied with Clara Burling Roesch, internationally known orchestra conductor, choral director and voice teacher, in New York City in her teenage years. She later trained at the Conservatory of Theater Arts & Film at Purchase, NY.

After working at the Pioneer Square Theater in Seattle, Washington, Rockwell moved to Los Angeles where she focused mainly on voiceovers including national campaigns for Mercury Sable, Harrah’s Casino, and numerous series for PBS. After meeting renowned west coast vocal coach Gary Catona, she embarked on training and building her voice anew.

This led to her first album of standards, Union Station, which she co-produced with pianist/arranger Bill Brendle in Los Angeles. Brendle has worked with such legends as Sergio Mendes, Lamont Dosier, and Erykah Badu. The album was mixed by the Grammy Award-winning engineer, Mauricio Guerrero, and mastered at Capitol Records by Ron McMaster.

AR performed her first series of jazz performances at the Four Seasons Resort • The Biltmore in Montecito, CA. Her first performance in Los Angeles was at Tar Pit, a premier bar/restaurant, which Top Chef Mark Peel had recently opened.

She unexpectedly moved to the east coast shortly after the passing of her mother. AR then joined her father, Thomas Rockwell, to administer the Norman Rockwell Family Agency. She was instrumental in fighting the fraudulent 2013 biography of her grandfather, the Artist and Illustrator Norman Rockwell, writing front page articles for the Huffington Post and the Saturday Evening Post.

Read more

Tags

“Her voice is a bit deeper and fuller, but her phrasing, her use of occasional melisma, and the breathy sexiness of her sound call to mind Morgana King. I mean this as high praise.”

— Gerry Geddes, New York, New York, USA

“Although many vocalists have included torch singing in their repertoire, few have made it a specialty as has Abigail Rockwell. With her breathy, smoky voice and sultry demeanor, she is most reminiscent of Julie London. What Rockwell brings to this table of torch is poetry.”

— Marilyn Lester, New York, New York, USA

Photos (3)

Discography

Watch

Shop for Music

Start your music shopping from All About Jazz and you'll support us in the process. Learn how.