The Abney Effect™ is a well known high-energy Jazz/Soul/Funk/Brass Band based in Chicago led by me; Master Musician, Trumpeter, and Entertainer, Mario Abney.
My roots are in Chicago but I established The Abney Effect in 2010 while living in New Orleans. After seeing The Hot 8 Brass Band's live performance I was inspired to move my band to NOLA and the rest is history. We have since produced amazing concerts at well known establishments all over the country and overseas. Our most noteworthy performances were on Good Morning America in 2019 and 2021 as we performed my hit singles “Rollin” and “Instant Grits”.
We are now back in my hometown, Chicago and are still delighting audiences every where. You can see us live at Andy's Jazz Club Chicago on any Tuesday night in April & May from 6pm-9:30pm.
Recent Testimonials from Clients:
"We hired Mario and his band for our wedding reception—they absolutely left us floored. The energy Mario brought was contagious, his set list varied from beautiful original music, classic Louis Armstrong, and perfect dancing music. We'd party with Mario again in a heartbeat—check him out!!"
"The Abney Effect kicked off our party with Great Music. They were able to get everyone pumped up for an amazing time. They were prompt and professional."
"Saw them at ASU this weekend. They were fantastic!"
"Man I have not seen moves like that since James Brown was alive"
Eric Paulsen WWL-TV
Based on our passion, notoriety, talent, energy, and my ability to connect with small and large audiences of all ages and backgrounds in a way that is unmatched; I believe that hiring The Abney Effect™ would be mutually beneficial.