Melbourne based pianist/composer Jo Abbott has performed nationally and internationally at festivals and venues including Bennetts Lane Jazz Club; Melbourne Recital Centre; Paris Cat Jazz Club; Manchester Lane; Stonnington Jazz Festival; Eltham Jazz Festival; Pinnacles Jazz Festival (with “Artisans Workshop); “Circus Oz – Straight Up”, USA tour; “Live en Aout’ , New Caledonia; “Yana Alana – Between the Cracks” – Auckland International Cabaret Festival and Adelaide Fringe Festival; “Play Me, I’m Yours” – Opening Night Concert, Arts Centre, Melbourne; “Nicholas Cabaret Orchestra”;  in 2018 collaborated with  performer/writer Isabel Hertaeg’s “Death by Soprano” for a national Australian tour . In 2019 Jo was pianist for the Helpmann award winning show from Arena Theatre Company, “Robot Song” for their Melbourne season at “Theatreworks” and Adelaide season at The Dunstan Playhouse, Adelaide Festival Centre.

Jo’s mentor’s have since included Bob Sedergreen; Tim Stevens; Roger Frampton; Steve Sedergreen and vibraharpist Alan Lee, whom she collaborated with and recorded an album “Music of John Lewis”- Move Records [..a shimmering, uncluttered sound, with the Lewis penchant for swinging hard and classical influences in swell evidence.” Kenny Weir]