Entertainer Bio

Abbey Artico provides sophisticated, yet vibrant, background saxophone music for corporate events, cocktail parties and functions.

The music creates an elegant backdrop to upmarket occasions and events. Book through Conference Speakers

A musical wallpaper that paints a cascade of vibrant, unobtrusive music that is never loud but sets a positive atmosphere for networking, guest arrival at an event or conference, or during meals.

The repertoire incorporates jazz; light pop ballads; light funk, R&B and fusion.

Abbey is a well know saxophonist with over 20 years of playing experience and has provided music at hundreds of events.

SHORT BIOG

Musical Director for Richard Loring for 4 years

Musical Director for Girl Talk 2000, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, The Best of Girl Talk, The Young Ones and Sisters in Song

Band leader aboard the Symphony Cruise-Liner

Musical Director and Arranger for an album for Tove Kane

Vocal & Saxophone coach for the hit show African Footprint

Performances in more than 20 musical theatre productions including The Rocky Horror Show, Roll Over Beethoven, Girl Talk Nite Out, Glory Days, Motown Gold, Sixty Something, Songs from the Med (with Harry Sideropoulos), I’m All Shook Up

Producer and Musical Arranger for a BMG Africa album for Little Sister’s Debbi Lonmon

Co-producer and co-director for “Can You Feel It”

Co-producer and co-director for “Off the Record”

Tours with PJ Powers in Uganda, Zimbabwe, Zambia and SA

Tours with Little Sister through the Western Cape

Performances with the band Cinema

Soloist for the KZNPO Starlight Opera in 2006

Soloist and ensemble member for The National Philharmonic

Soloist and ensemble member for The National Symphony Orchestra

Performed with numerous jazz bands, including performances with Bruce Cassidy; John Davies and Denzel Weale

Performed with Melanie Lowe

Performances in more than 400 corporate events with her all girl band “SHE”

REPERTOIRE SAMPLE

  • JAZZ
  • Ain’t Misbehavin’
  • Bewitched
  • Blue Bossa
  • Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
  • Fly Me To The Moon
  • On The Sunny Side Of The Street
  • Satin Doll
  • Summertime
  • Summer Samba

LIGHT POP BALLADS

  • Fever
  • Have I Told You Lately
  • How Deep Is Your Love
  • Isn’t She Lovely
  • Just The Way You Are
  • Lovely Day
  • You Are the Sunshine of My Life

LIGHT R&B, FUNK & FUSION

  • Breezin’
  • Easier Said Than Done
  • Georgie Porgy
  • Just The Two Of Us
  • Maputo
  • My Cherie Amour
  • Rise
  • and much more..

 

 

Topics Covered

Saxophone Corporate Entertainment

Categories
Video
Region

South Africa

Booking Info

Something for Everybody
The vast repertoire includes something for everybody. Smooth jazz numbers by Al Jarreau and George Benson flow eloquently into jazz standards by Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald; Latin songs; easy listening tunes; a sprinkling of light pop instrumentals and much, much more..

Creating a Positive Atmosphere at your Event
No two events are the same, and no two events have the same atmosphere, requirements or guests. Trust Abbey to assist you in setting a positive atmosphere for your event... An environment where guests can meet, mingle, network and enjoy meals in a conducive and positive atmosphere. Due to her immense experience, Abbey is able to "read the room" very accurately and play the perfect choice of songs to create the appropriate atmosphere at each event.

Topics

Saxophone Corporate Entertainment

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