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The Paul Abella Trio is here to get its groove on. Their agenda is simple: to make jazz fun again.

While many bands talk about their eclecticism, the paul abella trio walks the walk. Seamlessly melding Jazz improvisation, Brazilian and funk rhythms and rock tunes, they walk the line between jazz combo and jam band like the Flying Wallendas on a tightrope.

I could regale you with the story of how we all met, came together and started off playing jazz standards before morphing into whatever it is that we are now. But the fact is, that stuff doesn't matter. What does matter is that people are tuning into our brand of people music that claims everything from Bach to breakbeats as influences. A sound that's at once aggressive and breezy, smooth like jazz and crunchy like hippies jamming around a campfire. It's what we call granola jazz.




Album Mainstreamism by Paul Abella


Self Produced



Bill Frisell Bill Frisell
guitar, electric
Soulive Soulive
Dara Tucker Dara Tucker
voice / vocals
Nat Janoff Nat Janoff
Jazz Mandolin Project Jazz Mandolin Project
Garaj Mahal Garaj Mahal
Petra Haden Petra Haden
voice / vocals

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