abiah's new album reflects years steeped in a love and admiration of nina simone. each song, an homage to a legacy that birthed torch songs and introduced us to an awareness at our core. as the fourth full-length from the ghanaian-american singer/songwriter, abiah sings nina, builds off the captivating unapologetic cool of the billboard top 100 album bottles and emerges as abiah's most defining and expansive work so far. there has never been a nina simone tribute album of this magnitude and honor. and while each album marks a departure from the next, abiah sings nina finds the inimitable singer again showing the extraordinary depth of his artistry.

recorded at brooklyn's atomic sound studios, the 9 track album includes some of his favorite nina simone songs including don't smoke in bed, seeline woman and black is the color of my true love's hair. there is also a nina-inspired original song, i'm just like you, written after the death of trayvon martin.


abiah recently recorded with grammy artists robert glasper and common for an upcoming new album as well as recorded and vocal produced projects for netflix. festival & venue appearances include: taichung jazz festival, st. anna arezza jazz festival, suono di popoli jazz festival, d.c. jazz festival, blue note (new york & tokyo), joe's pub, carnegie hall, symphony hall, regatta bar, jazz@lincoln center, le poisson rouge, banlieuse blues festival, bimhuis, the apollo theater, tampere jazz happening, san sebastien jazz festival, son d'hiver jazz festival and many others.

release details


abiah sings nina

U.S. Release: TBA

Europe Release: TBA

Japan Release: TBA

Taiwan Release: TBA



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One of the greatest pleasures I have found during my career is the discovery of a fresh, mesmerizing male balladeer...
— Jazz Times: Reinventing Music
Life As a Ballad firmly plants Abiah in the esteemed company of the emerging male vocalists...
— Next Bop: Best Non-Jazz Album
Abiah’s lilting croon and his sophisticated subtlety will reward ones willing to pursue this lavish Life
— Soul Tracks
Abiah has a distinct singing personality
— San Diego: American Glorious Voices
It must simply move your soul
— Soul Train
A brave heart and musical moxie
— DownBeat Mag


Bottles (2015)

Madoh Music/BBQ (Japan)
Jingo (Taiwan)
Plaza Royal (Europe/Hong Kong)
Madoh Music (USA)

Life As A Ballad (2012)

Madoh Music/eOne (USA)
BBQ (Japan)
Jingo Records (Taiwan)

Chasing Forever (2005)

Universal Republic


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