Celebrate New Years Eve with dinner and a show at Andy’s Jazz Club during this first seating of the evening featuring Mario Abney & The Abney Effect.
Deftly fusing modern jazz, bebop and blues to soul, second line brass and funk, Chicago-born New Orleans trumpeter Mario Abney leads his band with an enlivening spirit and fresh presence that communicate the many complex connections within his highly developed musical identity. He weaves a diversely jubilant jazz sound from his strong foundation of musicianship, abundant energy and passionate creativity.
Often seen dancing dexterously across the stage during his performances and yelling encouraging words to his band members, Abney’s live shows are a vibrant celebration of the dynamic Chicago and New Orleans musical influences that he embodies.
Abney has performed at Kennedy Center, the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, Jazz Aspen Snowmass, Saratoga Jazz Festival and other esteemed venues across the country. He played a fictionalized version of himself in HBO’s hit series “Treme,” performing as part of fictional New Orleans band Soul Apostles and more recently as a spotlight on ABC’s Good Morning America.
He has performed on stage with musicians Ellis Marsalis, Jimmy Cobb, Erykah Badu, Christian McBride, Herlin Riley, Bill Summers, Nicholas Payton, Kermit Ruffins, Roy Hargrove and many more.