SPECIAL THANKS TO PAISTE CYMBALS, CANOPUS DRUMS, AND VIC FIRTH for supporting Abe and the 2014 PI Jazz Festival. As a Filipino-American, Abe conducted community outreach drum workshops and clinics to help the relief efforts of the Philippines after being struck by Typhoon Haiyan last November.
ARTS IN THE CITY - Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City, Philippines
Abe just returned from performing at the 2014 Philippine International Jazz Festival, making it his third appearance at the annual event. The festival included performances at 98.7 DZFE Radio, Arts in the City, Greenbelt Shopping Mall, and the Sofitel Manila Hotel with vocal blues legend Barbara Morrison, saxophonists Reggie Padilla and Alvin Cornista, singer-songwriter Paula Valstein, pianists Stuart Elster and Henry Katindig, guitarist Chuck Stevens, and bassist Colby de la Calzada. He also performed on the ukulele as well as a special duet on the vibraphone with Eddie Katindig.