ABANA is a Gospel/Jazz band that performs at a myriad of venue types, including, but not limited to; Churches, Colleges, Shopping Malls, and more types that can be viewed on our website.
Our unique repertoire consists of updated/modernized hymns and original Gospel/Jazz compositions.
Would love to hear you in Baton Rouge
Price Range: $400 - $4,000
Gig Length: 30 - 120 minutes
What to Expect
Audience members should expect a combination of energetic uptempo compositional presentations as well as smooth soft spiritually infused compositions.
Professional, unique, original, & captivating...this is the phrase that best describes ABANA. Further, ABANA is a musically creative and diverse Gospel/Jazz ensemble whose veteran members are highly experienced in both concert stage and recording studio environments. Several of its members also have individual solo music releases to their credits as well.
ABANA performs at a myriad of venue types, which may be viewed on the <a href="<a href="https://www.gigsalad.com/external/redirect/aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuZ2lnc2FsYWQuY29tL2V4dGVybmFsL3JlZGlyZWN0L2FIUjBjRG92TDBkcFoxTmhiR0ZrTG1OdmJRJTNEJTNE" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.gigsalad.com/external/redirect/aHR0cDovL0dpZ1NhbGFkLmNvbQ%3D%3D</a>" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><a href="https://www.gigsalad.com/external/redirect/aHR0cDovL0dpZ1NhbGFkLmNvbQ%3D%3D" target="_blank" rel="noopener">GigSalad.com</a></a> site as well as viewed on the band's website. Its unique repertoire consists of updated/modernized hymns as well as original Gospel/Jazz and Modern Jazz compositions.
The band contains several composers and lyricists whose compositions are engaging spiritually and emotionally. Likewise, a number of ABANA's members have performed live or in studio with a number of household "Who's Who" musical performers.
In 2011, Dr. Kenneth Love (ABANA's Founder & Musical Director) released a solo project titled "cAsE sEnSiTiVe" that enjoyed worldwide radio airplay and press coverage. On the compact disc release, Dr. Love featured his own arrangement of the age-old hymn, titled "What A Friend," that was well received by both Gospel and Jazz listeners alike. This reception led to Dr. Love's forming
of ABANA in the effort of featuring more uniquely arranged and modernized Gospel hymns via a Jazz repertoire and setting.
Please visit the ABANA website to review more details and learn more, as well as listen to several compelling musical compositions from this exciting ensemble of long-term musical veterans.
NOTE: Please note that ABANA also has its own public relations firm. Should you decide to contract ABANA for your upcoming public event, with your advance permission and approval of assisting you with promoting and publicizing your event, the public relations firm will gladly provide press releases to the media in your local area that includes; television stations, radio stations,
newspapers, magazines, and online media regarding ABANA's appearance at your event as well as about your event itself. The best part is that ABANA's news media service costs you absolutely nothing extra, and is a FREE service to you as a token of the band's appreciation of your contracting it for your event.
Additional Booking Notes
ABANA will expect sound, lighting, and other staging aspects to be coordinated, supplied, and operated per host venue and its respective staff.
A partial ABANA repertoire includes 1. "What A Friend," 2. "Awesome God," 3. "So Beautiful," 4. "Tribute to Haiti," 5. "Sunset," 6. "Voyage to Serenity," 7. "KuPaa," 8. "Seasons of Change," 9. "Sedona," 10. "Every Now & Then" - Selections can be heard on our website.
|Dr. Kenneth Love||Founder/Director/Composer/Multi-Instrumentalist|
|Mr. Biola Rotibi||Keyboardist/Composer|
|Mr. Darrell Webb||Guitarist/Composer|
|Mr. Thomas Ross||Drums|
|Ms. Leslie Wiltshire||Lead Vocalist|
|Mr. Greg Dunn||Bassist|
|Professor Tony Galbreath||Saxophones|
Influences & Inspiration
Fred Hammond, Donnie McClurkin, George Duke, Herbie Hancock
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