• 01:14

    Conversations w/MsQuietStorm Presents Abiah

    in Music

    Abiah began writing songs at the age of 10.  He studied opera at Syracuse University and had performed at Carnegie Hall by age 21.  he developed a strong multi octave operatic voice over the years.  This led to supporting work for artists such as Kem, Heather Headley and Rachelle Farrell.
    In 2006, Abiah released his freshmen album Chasing Forever.  This project showcased his voice and expansive view of popular music, all referencing his classical training.  After this release, much was not heard from Abiah.  He returned in August 2012 with the release of his latest project Life As A Ballad. 
    Website: http://www.abiahmusic.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/abiahmusic
    Twitter: @abiahmusic

  • 00:18

    Abiah has a convo with LaDonna Raeh

    in Entertainment

    Abiah stops by Life and the Public Figure to talk to LaDonna Raeh about himself as an artist and artist developer.
    Ask Abiah, (formerly known in the industry as Jeremiah), how he felt going in to record his sophomore studio album and this artist can sum it up in one word.
    “Cautiously excited,” he says simply. Cautious? “Completely, because I knew that it had to be better than the first — that it had to show growth and celebrate a new beginning in essence.  I wrote the songs in 2 weeks, made notes on production, and thought about whom I wanted to work with.  I wanted it to be conceptually beautiful.”
    Abiah has certainly achieved success on that front.  As with his previous album, 2006’s Chasing Forever (Universal Republic), the new album, Life As A Ballad, boasts of gems like the gorgeous opener, "September", a well orchestrated melange of achingly mature lyric writing full throated, flowing and tautly controlled vocal drama, lush Beatles-esque harmonies and transcendent, transporting melodicism.  There is also the poignant "Doves", a modern interpretation of a Prince classic, as well as seven other self-penned originals.

  • 00:20

    Abiah has a convo with LaDonna Raeh

    in Entertainment

    Abiah stops by Life and the Public Figure to talk to LaDonna Raeh about himself as an artist and artist developer. Ask Abiah, (formerly known in the industry as Jeremiah), how he felt going in to record his sophomore studio album and this artist can sum it up in one word.
    “Cautiously excited,” he says simply. Cautious?
    “Completely, because I knew that it had to be better than the first — that it had to show growth and celebrate a new beginning in essence.  I wrote the songs in 2 weeks, made notes on production, and thought about whom I wanted to work with.  I wanted it to be conceptually beautiful.” Abiah has certainly achieved success on that front.  As with his previous album, 2006’s Chasing Forever (Universal Republic), the new album, Life As A Ballad, boasts of gems like the gorgeous opener, "September", a well orchestrated melange of achingly mature lyric writing full throated, flowing and tautly controlled vocal drama, lush Beatles-esque harmonies and transcendent, transporting melodicism.  There is also the poignant "Doves", a modern interpretation of a Prince classic, as well as seven other self-penned originals.

  • 02:00

    Unsung Indie Artist livefromthe540 Abiah Life as a Ballad

    in Radio

    Abiah comes from a family of talent spent his childhood with his single mother, an accomplished musician who accompanied the late operatic Baritone William Warfield in earlier years.  She introduced him to the singers who would become Abiah’s influences: Sarah Vaughn, Anita Baker and later Nina Simone. His cousin is Robert Glasper who is a jazz pianist and record producer. Abiah aka to some as Jeremiah since his 2006 debut, Chasing Forever, served as an announcement of his undeniable aptitude, then this latest collection reinforces his place among past and present performers as a connoisseur of the craft. Supple and soothing, Abiah has certainly achieved success on that front. The new CD, Life as a Ballad, has brought the talents of Abiah back full circle. So it’s no wonder the unique qualities of this amazing performer the title of his CD is well suited Life as a Ballad. Call and talk with Abiah and share in his journey at 646-478-5157
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  • 01:30

    INDIE REVIEW RADIO/ ABIAH /Indie Artist

    in Entertainment

    Abiah spent his childhood with his single mother, an accomplished musician who accompanied the late operatic Baritone William Warfield in earlier years.  She introduced him to the singers who would become Abiah’s influences: Sarah Vaughn, Anita Baker and later Nina Simone. “They were great singers and song interpreters,” he says. “They were text painters and I believe that’s a lost art.” Abiah honed his skills through the years as a background singer for artists George Michael, Chuck Mangione, Amel Larrieux and Yolanda Adams while cutting his chops in opera as a voice major in college.  By the time his debut album was released in 2006, Abiah already knew exactly what he brought to the table — a warm, engaging voice and unassailable taste in music.  His debut album was an underground smash. His video Love For a While, a duet with Shanice Wilson became a hit on VH1 Soul and BET J.  Abiah got practically handed an unexpected cottage industry, when he became an in-demand vocal coach. Initial inquiries from singer-friends impressed by his sound and range has blossomed into a side-business that finds him coaching major label artists, up-and-comers, solid pros hankering to rise up to that proverbial next level, and musical game show contestants hoping to impress celebrity judges with noticeably increased prowess.  He also made an appearance on an Emmy nominated episode of MTV's MADE. The new album, Life As A Ballad, boasts of gems like the gorgeous opener,"September", "Doves", as well as 7 other self-penned originals. To help him capture the songs’ intimacy, Abiah turned to Robert Glasper, his cousin, “We definitely have a great chemistry in the studio. 

  • 02:01

    LOTL Radio Welcomes Abiah, debut new CD'Life As A Ballad'

    in Entertainment

    LOTL Radio Welcomes  Super Talented Singer-songwriter  Abiah debut  his new CD " Life As A Ballad "
    Ask Abiah, (formerly known in the industry as Jeremiah), how he felt going in to record his sophomore studio album and this artist can sum it up in one word. 
    Abiah has certainly achieved success on that front.  As with his previous album, 2006’s Chasing Forever (Universal Republic), the new album, Life As A Ballad, boasts of gems like the gorgeous opener, "September", a well orchestrated melange of achingly mature lyric writing full throated, flowing and tautly controlled vocal drama, lush Beatles-esque harmonies and transcendent, transporting melodicism.  There is also the poignant "Doves", a modern interpretation of a Prince classic, as well as seven other self-penned originals. 

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