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Abebi Stafford

Having a broad range of experiences, Abebi has played with Russell Malone, accompanied vocalist Deborah Brown, gave Kenny Garrett a piano lesson, and has even been solicited by André 3000 from Atlanta based Outkast for his musical expertise on several occasions. “Even his name swings!” pianist Kenny Werner said of Stafford to friends after hearing his solo piano work and meeting him for the first time. Saxaphonist Joel Frahm (Jane Monheit) said after playing with Abebi, “I haven’t heard many pianist with his strong sense of time and to me, that’s the most important thing.”

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