First Wednesdays!

Mar 4  -  Apr 1  - May 6  -  Jun 3

"Abigail Riccards has, across a decade-long career, mastered the increasingly dangerous art of making less more. Think Doris Day with Anita O'Day jazz smarts."

                            -- Christopher Loudon, JazzTimes

Abigail Riccards - piano, vocals

Tim Fitzgerald - guitar

Tom Vaitsas - piano

Sean Jacobi - bass

Frequently headlining at major jazz venues in New York City such as Birdland, Smalls, Smoke, and the Jazz Standard, Riccards has been a staple on the Chicago jazz scene for nearly six years, entertaining crowds at the city's most celebrated venues including the Green Mill, Jazz Showcase, Andy's, and City Winery. 


The trio returns to Winter's to celebrate the songs of spring, presenting a collection of jazz standards by composers including Duke Ellington, George Gershwin, and Jimmy Van Heusen. With Sean Jacobi on bass and Tom Vaitsas on piano, Abigail's rich, understated and heartfelt phrasing tells the stories that usher in the season of flowers, love, romance - and yes, the occasional heartbreak. Join us for an evening with this remarkable vocalist.

Abigail Riccards has garnered much attention from the jazz community for her effortless swing, heartbreaking tone, and personalized approach to lyrics. Abigail's inimitable approach to the Great American Songbook has made her one of the most celebrated jazz vocalists of her generation. 

Performing in Chicago since 2011, Abigail has quickly established herself as one of the rising vocalists on the scene. She has performed at many of the city's top jazz clubs with some of Chicago's most respected musicians, headlining at venues such as the Green Mill, the Jazz Showcase, Katerina's, and Andy's Jazz Club. 

Prior to her move to the windy city, Abigail was an active artist in New York's jazz scene. She has repeatedly performed at many of the most treasured venues in NYC, including being a frequent favorite at Birdland, the Jazz Standard, Smoke, Smalls, the Kitano, Sweet Rhythm, and 55Bar. Abigail has also collaborated with many of the best jazz musicians in the world including Michael Kanan, Peter Bernstein, David Berkman, Mulgrew Miller, Spike Wilner, Neal Miner, Jay Leonhart, Steve LaSpina, Lee Hudson, Tony Romano, Brad Shepik, Matt Wilson, Bill Goodwin, Rick Montalbano, Elliot Zigmund, Joel Frahm, Adam Kolker, and Ron Horton.



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