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Abe Ovadia

Since his New York City arrival in 2009, Abe Ovadia has become an essential part of the city’s jazz scene as a guitarist & composer. He has been described as “a musician with heart and soul, who puts his beautiful sound at the service of emotion.” by world renowned pianist Jean-Michel Pilc. Abe’s group performs at many of New York’s top jazz clubs including Smalls Jazz Club, Cornelia Street Cafe, Jazz at Kitano, The Bar Next Door, The Falcon among others.

All About Jazz describes Abe’s style as “modern jazz complexity with post-grunge rock influences.” His musical versatility reaches a wider audience at venues including Sullivan Hall, Rockwood Music Hall, & Pianos. In 2010, Abe was heard by by Half Note Records Producer Jeff Levenson. Abe was given the title as a “Promising Artist of the 21st Century” which lead to a tour of Costa Rica the following summer. His debut album “The Jem” was released in spring 2011 followed by tours featuring Brian Lynch, Jd Allen, & Benito Gonzalez.

“I have worked with Abe in professional performing situations multiple times. It has been very enjoyable to play with him, as well as to perform his original music. He is playing at a world-class level.” – Brian Lynch, Grammy-award winning trumpeter