He is a 2014 City of Music Foundation Artist and recently released his debut album New Ansonia consisting of all his own compositions performed by his quintet on the Edition label.
The Misha Mullov-Abbado Quintet is made up of some of the finest, multi-award-winning musicians in London, and under Misha’s direction the group performs his original compositions and arrangements with a broad variety of influences. The band recently performed at the Elgar Room as part of the BBC Proms Lates series and has played at many of London’s jazz venues.
The band’s repertoire is influenced by a broad spectrum of music in the classical, jazz and pop genres. The music contains chorale-based and contemporary-classical styles that are influenced by Bach and Brahms right through to Stravinsky and Bartok and beyond, and jazz musicians such as Bill Frisell. Misha’s music is also heavily based on swing, funk and other groove-based styles influenced by Ray Brown, Gareth Lockrane and Jasper Høiby, as well as pop giants Stevie Wonder and Earth, Wind & Fire.