Bio: Mario Abney is a singer, songwriter, master trumpeter, and bandleader from New Orleans. Last year, Mario Abney & The Abney Effect were featured on Good Morning America for Mardi Gras and he was a regular on the HBO series Tremé. He developed his chops in
hometown Chicago at Fred Anderson's legendary Velvet Lounge. Abney has been compared to the genius of Miles Davis and the leadership and insight of Art Blakely. He fuses the art of jazz music with the soul, spirituality, and freedom of New Orleans.
The Abney Effect was established in 2010 and has since produced amazing concerts at well known establishments all over the
country and overseas. Our most noteworthy performances were on Good Morning America in 2019 and 2021 as we performed my hit singles “Rollin” and “Instant Grits”. The Abney Effect is currently featured at Andy’s Jazz Club every Tuesday night and has upcoming or past performances at Untitled Supper Club, Adorn Bar & Restaurant (Four Seasons),Shedd Aquarium, and private events. All of our performances are well attended and we usually receive a standing ovation during or after our performance. Our longevity, notoriety, talent, and energy has created a lot of buzz and is evidenced by our prominent online presence, concert attendance, album sales etc.