Mario Abney and the Abney Effect Big Band

Big Band from New Orleans, LA - Will travel up to 3000 miles
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Mario Abney and The Abney Effect brings the complete show. We are a high energy ensemble that embodies the spirit of Soul Music, Dance and Fun for all age ranges and backgrounds. We come highly recommended by many, both celebrity and non-celebrity alike. I have performed at private and public events for people like Robin Roberts of Good Morning America. We have performed at venues like The Jazz Playhouse, The Carousel Lounge in the Monteleon, Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro, and many more reputable venues around the world. Backed by past testimonials, we are sure to deliver an unforgettably entertaining experience.

My big band includes a trumpet, trombone, saxophone, keys/piano, bass, guitar, a vocalist, drums, a DJ, and sound person. We will even provide a DJ to keep you entertained during the bands breaks if any. Weather you are looking for a one man show, second line band, big band, jazz band, funk band etc., we've got you covered! Customize the band to fit your budget.

"Trumpeter Mario Abney is one of the most soft-spoken musicians in New Orleans off the bandstand. On the gig, however, he's a fiery force on his horn, often shouting encouragement to his bandmates whether performing at Jazz Fest or in the Balcony Music Club. And if you think he's a one-trick pony, guess again: This talented multi-instrumentalist can often be seen on the bandstand behind the drums and at the keyboard. He's played with stars like Wynton Marsalis and Erykah Badu, but his own contemporary jazz group the Mario Abney Quintet is soaring sky high. "
WWOZ

"Mario Abney shows his moves! Well done sir!" Lawrence Kasporowitz

"Two more reasons New Orleans breathes life. Mario Abney, one of the most singular voices on trumpet. Plays like a bird" Don Paul

"We'd happened upon him at Sweet Lorraines several years ago and I never got over it. What a performance!" Diana Shaw

"A vibrant artistic and colorful masterpiece expression of soul from Mario Abney with his album release "Instant Grits". Check it out people and get your dance on!" Phil Fornette

“An amazing discovering for me was Chicago trumpeter, Mario
Abney with amazing fire trumpet flares. This sextet played
with intensity and power, way beyond their years for a young
band.”
Adriana Mateo Coast Magazine

“With a sound that draws equally from the inspiration of Miles
Davis and New Orleans second line brass band tradition, trumpeter
Mario Abney is emerging as a major new voice in 21st century
jazz. “
The Rogovoy Report

“Mario opened the tent there last year and completely
tore it up......hardbop,funk,modern jazz all
wrapped up into one high-fueled package.”
Dan Melnick Absolutely Live Entertainment

“Mario Abney is the Truth “
Nita Ketner WWOZ

Major Festivals

2009 and 2010 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festivals
2010 Saratoga Jazz Festival
2008 and 2009 Jazz Aspen Snow Mass Festivals
Millennium Jazz Series@ Kennedy Center In D.C
The Columbus Jazz and Ribs Festival Columbus Ohio
The Dayton Black Culture Festival Dayton Ohio
The Masden District Jazz Festival Buffalo New York
The Ocho Rios Music Festival Ocho Rios Jamaica
The Clifford Brown Jazz Festival Dover Delaware
Catfish Festical
International Jazz Fest NYC
Esmereldas Music Fest Ecuador
And More!

Major Venues

Residency Snug Harbor – New Orleans, La.
The Balcony Music Club – New Orleans, La.
Sweet Lorraine's Jazz Supper Club – New Orleans, La.
The Jazz Playhouse New Orleans
The Iridium New York
The Maison Frenchmen New Orleans
The Maison Bourbon New Orleans
The House of Blues New Orleans
The Prime Example New Orleans
Three Muses New Orleans
Cliff Bells Michigan
The Polo Room Windsor Court NOLA
The Carousel Lounge Monteleon NOLA
And More!
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Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
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Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Please note Mario Abney and the Abney Effect Big Band will also travel to Gretna, Arabi, Marrero, Metairie, Harvey, Westwego, Chalmette, Jefferson, Carlisle, Belle Chasse, Meraux, Kenner, Violet, Ama, Saint Rose, Saint Bernard, Barataria, Luling, Destrehan, Boutte, New Sarpy, Norco, Braithwaite, Paradis, Des Allemands, Hahnville, Killona, Davant, La Place, Lacombe.
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