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Library After Hours: Jazzified Pop with Abe Ovadia

2024-03-01 19:00:00 2024-03-01 20:00:00 America/New_York Library After Hours: Jazzified Pop with Abe Ovadia P.D. Brown Memorial Branch -

Friday, March 01
7:00pm - 8:00pm

Add to Calendar 2024-03-01 19:00:00 2024-03-01 20:00:00 America/New_York Library After Hours: Jazzified Pop with Abe Ovadia Join us for an unforgettable night where seasoned artist and "jazz virtuoso", Abe Ovadia, takes on popular, rock, and contemporary tunes, infusing them with a unique jazz twist. P.D. Brown Memorial Branch -

Join us for an unforgettable night where seasoned artist and "jazz virtuoso", Abe Ovadia, takes on popular, rock, and contemporary tunes, infusing them with a unique jazz twist.

Experience the captivating fusion of contemporary hits with the soulful essence of jazz while you immerse yourself in the enchanting synergy of genres as Abe's intricate guitar melodies interlace seamlessly with improvised jazz elements, breathing new life into familiar melodies. Whether you're a devoted jazz enthusiast or a fan of modern hits, this program promises an evening of musical innovation and dynamic arrangements that celebrate the rich interplay between pop and jazz. Don't miss this opportunity to witness the magic of "Jazzified Pop with Abe Ovadia"

No registration required. Doors will open to the public at 6:45 pm. For questions, please reach out to programs@ccplonline.org


Abe Ovadia has been hailed by Musicvox Guitars as a "jazz virtuoso" and "one of the most innovative guitarists of our time." His reputation as one of New York City's premier jazz guitarists has been cemented by Times Square NYC, who lauds him as a reliable purveyor of world-class jazz.

Abe holds a bachelor's degree from Berklee College of Music and a master's degree from New York University's prestigious jazz performance program. His dedication to honing his craft and pursuing excellence in his musical pursuits has earned him numerous accolades, including the prestigious title of Best Guitarist of 2016, as awarded by Hot House Jazz Magazine.

NEA Jazz Master Todd Barkan has praised Abe's "powerfully lyrical" playing style, which explores the emotional depths of some of the most expansive music of our age. Abe's unique approach to the guitar and his innovative spirit have not gone unnoticed. Jeff Levenson of Warner Bros. Records honored him as a "Promising Artist of the 21st Century" soon after his arrival in New York City in 2009.

As a band leader, Abe's energy is unrelenting, and his focus on exploring new frontiers in music is evident in every performance. He is equally passionate about sharing his love of jazz with the next generation, and has made it a priority to bring America's original art form to public schools and libraries across the United States. Abe is also the adjunct professor of guitar at Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Abe's groups are dynamic platforms for his continual musical exploration, as documented in his hit single "Afro Blue." He has collaborated with renowned artists such as Benito Gonzalez, Ari Hoenig, Mark Ferber, Pat Bianchi, Brian Lynch, JD Allen, Rodney Green, and many others. Every concert is marked by a deep intensity that serves the music and nurtures the exploratory spirit of his fellow musicians.

Library After Hours programs take place on the first Friday of the month at 7 PM at our various branch locations and take place ‘after hours’ when the library is normally closed, which provides a cozy atmosphere to enjoy the event. Library After Hours programs features live music, lecture-style talks, and discussions from scholars, performances, author visits, and more. These programs are intended for adults, ages 16 and up, and might not be suitable for everyone. See our full schedule of Library After Hours events, here!

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Special Presenter | Community Engagement |

TAGS: | music | library after hours |

Charles County Public Library events are accessible for all. If you have an accessibility request, please contact programs@ccplonline.org three business days prior to the event.

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