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The Jess Abrams Quartet

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Overview

  • 2-5 piece vocal jazz band
  • Female vocals
  • Jazz standards

Location

The band are based in Edinburgh but regularly play across Scotland and the rest of the UK

Standard Set Times

  • Two-Three 45 minute sets + breaks

About this Act

New Yorker Jess Abrams, now based in Edinburgh, has gigged in the UK, USA and Europe and offers a very wide variety of material. Her album "Growing Up" was launched in Amsterdam in December 2007 and is receiving great reviews. The album is due to be released in the UK and USA in Autumn 2008.

Jess has played in local venues including Henry's Jazz Cellar, The Bridge Bar, The Jazz Bar, Eighty Queen Street, as a 'Lady of Jazz' in the Edinburgh Jazz Festival and in various shows in the Edinburgh Fringe. She's also played in various clubs around Scotland and Europe.

Jazzwise Magazine: 'Her voice has a gorgeous soft tone and a hint of Blossom Dearie'...

Jazz UK Magazine: "... a rare depth of personality here... Abrams finds her own meaning in each lyric and makes it her own. Make no mistake, Jess Abrams is a class act."

Set List

Jess has a very wide repertoire and can suit her set to the client.

For a more mainstream /Great American Song Book theme Jess will include:

I've Got You Under My Skin
Nice and Easy
God Bless the Child
A Foggy Day
If I were a Bell
Lucky to Be Me
My Heart Belongs to Daddy
Night and Day
Somewhere Over the Rainbow
Route 66
You Do Something to Me
You Made Me love you
And many more

For a more contemporary feel Jess can include material off her recent album as well as other more contemporary tunes and arrangements of jazz standards:

Peel me A Grape
The Wind by Cat Stevens
If I should Lose You
500 Miles High
Boplicity
Amour Amour Amour
Hungry Wolf

Lineup

  • Standard line-up is Voice, Piano, Bass and Drums. Saxophone or Trumpet also available. Can also play as duo with voice and piano or guitar OR trio by adding bass.

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