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BOB ABBOTT
UPRIGHT & ELECTRIC BASS

Bob Abbott graduated with honors from Salisbury State University where he studied music. While his primary instrument was piano, he also studied a variety of other instruments like voice, string and electric bass. Since moving to the Baltimore / Washington area in 2000 he has been an anchor of musical groups including the Music Pilgrim Trio, Bay Jazz Project, The Alexandria Kleztet, Susan Jones Quartet and Big Band Caliente. His performance experiences range from local community festivals to performing at national political and social events and international festivals. Bob is a freelance bass player, composer, and arranger in the Baltimore / Washington area.

He plays in various ensembles at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Mansion at Strathmore, Blues Alley, First Night Alexandria, First Night Annapolis, Rehoboth Jazz Fest, the National Gallery of Art, Rams Head on Stage, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Fredrick Festival of the Arts, Artscape in Baltimore, venues in New York City and Richmond, VA, as well as several embassies and political functions in the Baltimore / Washington D.C. area.  In 2011 he had the honor of traveling and performing in Croatia and was a guest musician at the Zagreb Guitar Show and 2014 as a clinician and featured performer at the 2nd Annual River Jazz Festival in Croatia.  Bob has had the privilege to perform with vocalist/historian, the late Ruby Glover, tenor sax legend Buck Hill, clinician and alto great Ron Kearns, and has recorded with NYC session player Jim Snidero.  Bob is an endorsed artist for JanAid Basses, GuitarStrap.It, Acme Bass Speakers & Guardian Pro Cables, Nitewalker Bass Guitar Preamp.

Bob’s talents shine not just on stage but also in the recording studio, recording with several bands and ensembles including Michael and the Little Professors - Time to Swing, Bay Jazz Project, The Folk Heroes - Road of History, Kindred Spirits - It's About Time, The Good News Sound, Susan Jones - Violin Caliente and Exit 19, Susan Jones & Seth Kibel - Nuts and Bolts, Seth Kibel and Bay Jazz Project - Phonin’ It In, Sean Lane - Crying Sky Blue, Sean Lane And Bay Jazz Project - Runnin‘ to Riverside, Music Pilgrim Trio - Spanning the Globe and independent film sound track recording for NYC composer Tim Starnes.

In addition to Bob’s career in performance he is a Middle School Choral Director for Anne Arundel County Public School.  He has been a Guest Judge for Choral and Jazz events and has been a Guest Conductor and Clinician for music events in Maryland.http://www.janaidguitars.com/home.htmhttp://www.guitarstraps.it/http://www.acmebass.com/#/artistshttp://www.acmebass.com/#/artistshttp://www.nitewalkerpreamp.comhttp://www.nitewalkerpreamp.comshapeimage_5_link_0shapeimage_5_link_1shapeimage_5_link_2shapeimage_5_link_3shapeimage_5_link_4shapeimage_5_link_5
BOB ABBOTT
UPRIGHT & ELECTRIC BASS

Bob Abbott graduated with honors from Salisbury State University where he studied music. While his primary instrument was piano, he also studied a variety of other instruments like voice, string and electric bass. Since moving to the Baltimore / Washington area in 2000 he has been an anchor of musical groups including the Music Pilgrim Trio, Bay Jazz Project, The Alexandria Kleztet, Susan Jones Quartet and Big Band Caliente. His performance experiences range from local community festivals to performing at national political and social events and international festivals. Bob is a freelance bass player, composer, and arranger in the Baltimore / Washington area.

He plays in various ensembles at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Mansion at Strathmore, Blues Alley, First Night Alexandria, First Night Annapolis, Rehoboth Jazz Fest, the National Gallery of Art, Rams Head on Stage, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Fredrick Festival of the Arts, Artscape in Baltimore, venues in New York City and Richmond, VA, as well as several embassies and political functions in the Baltimore / Washington D.C. area.  In 2011 he had the honor of traveling and performing in Croatia and was a guest musician at the Zagreb Guitar Show and 2014 as a clinician and featured performer at the 2nd Annual River Jazz Festival in Croatia.  Bob has had the privilege to perform with vocalist/historian, the late Ruby Glover, tenor sax legend Buck Hill, clinician and alto great Ron Kearns, and has recorded with NYC session player Jim Snidero.  Bob is an endorsed artist for JanAid Basses, GuitarStrap.It, Acme Bass Speakers & Guardian Pro Cables, Nitewalker Bass Guitar Preamp.

Bob’s talents shine not just on stage but also in the recording studio, recording with several bands and ensembles including Michael and the Little Professors - Time to Swing, Bay Jazz Project, The Folk Heroes - Road of History, Kindred Spirits - It's About Time, The Good News Sound, Susan Jones - Violin Caliente and Exit 19, Susan Jones & Seth Kibel - Nuts and Bolts, Seth Kibel and Bay Jazz Project - Phonin’ It In, Sean Lane - Crying Sky Blue, Sean Lane And Bay Jazz Project - Runnin‘ to Riverside, Music Pilgrim Trio - Spanning the Globe and independent film sound track recording for NYC composer Tim Starnes.

In addition to Bob’s career in performance he is a Middle School Choral Director for Anne Arundel County Public School.  He has been a Guest Judge for Choral and Jazz events and has been a Guest Conductor and Clinician for music events in Maryland.http://www.janaidguitars.com/home.htmhttp://www.janaidguitars.com/home.htmhttp://www.guitarstraps.it/http://www.acmebass.com/#/artistshttp://www.nitewalkerpreamp.comshapeimage_6_link_0shapeimage_6_link_1shapeimage_6_link_2shapeimage_6_link_3shapeimage_6_link_4