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The Paul Abella Trio / Press

“Erin and I were thrilled to have The Paul Abella Trio perform at the jazz festival! I have never seen an audience at Stage Left so enthusiastic and engaged as I did on Saturday. Brilliant work!”

Billy Denk - Jazz on the Square Founder/Proprietor of the Woodstock Jazz Festival

“Many jazz bands specialize in performing covers of familiar jazz classics.  The Paul Abella Trio is not one of them. Mixing jazz, salsa, samba, Afrobeat, folk, blues and a healthy dose of improvisation, the band dreams up jazz riffs on everything from hits by The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix,  The Grateful Dead and R.E.M. to Metallica.”

Matt Fagerholm - The Woodstock Independent

"The trio offers a set of unusual rhythms and stylistic couplings to mainstream tunes, and the result is delightful.

Tim Gault - Chicago Jazz Magazine

"What a delightful and original surprise. Your musical "strut" allowed me to sit back and continue working in my office and at times, laugh out loud...you are blessed and I know had you been born "Then" you would have been right in there with the jazz doctors and young bloods...Thank you."

Grange "Lady Haig" Rutan - author of Death of a Be-Bop Wife

"The Paul Abella Trio's "Mainstreamism" is an extremely well conceived and performed CD. It's marked by unusual, and very interesting treatments of both standards and originals. A spirited and remarkably inventive trio!"

Dick LaPalm - Jazz Impresario