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"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
Sean Jacobi - bass
Clif Wallace - drums
Chris Madsen - saxophone
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.