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Enjoy the sounds of Abe Ovadia, Jazz Guitarist as he re-imagines the American Songbook.

As Musicvox Guitars describes, Abe Ovadia is a "jazz virtuoso, one of the most innovative guitarists of our time." Having emerged as one of the preeminent guitarists on the New York City jazz scene, Times Square New York City says, "You can always count on him to happily claim the responsibility of playing some world-class jazz." He holds a bachelor's degree from Berklee College of Music, and a master's from New York University's highly acclaimed jazz performance program. He is also a recipient of the Best Guitarist of 2016 Award from Hot House Jazz Magazine. Said best by NEA Jazz Master Todd Barkan, "Powerfully lyrical guitarist Abe Ovadia explores the inner and outer frontiers of some of the most heartfully expansive music of our age.”

Predominant voices in the industry have recognized Abe's contribution to today's jazz scene. Soon after his New York City arrival in 2009, Jeff Levenson of Warner Bros. Records honored Abe as a "Promising Artist of the 21st Century." He has a unique identity on the instrument and as a band leader, featuring an innovative and emotionally-charged energy that is unrelenting. 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.

Music on McFarland is made possible by a generous gift to AWPL Foundation by Glenn P. and Susan D. Dickes.

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