Abbey Blackwell is a multi-faceted double and electric bassist in Seattle, WA. She has been a member of many musical scenes in Seattle’s music community, including the improvised, rock, classical, and jazz spheres. In addition to playing in a variety of groups, she also has a band of her own, Rae, which features her compositions and group improvisation.
Abbey has recorded with a variety of artists including La Luz, Thousands, Red Ribbon, Cassandra Jenkins, Macklemore and Myrkur. In addition to recording, she plays in a variety of groups around town including with Wayne Horvitz, The Seattle Modern Orchestra, Tomo Nakayama, Great Spiders, and most recently her band Rae.
She recently finished a Master's in Music degree at the University of Washington, with a focus on Jazz and Improvised Music.
In addition to playing around town, she teaches group and private lessons to students of all ages and coaches through the SRJO's Jazz Scholars program.