Abigail Neale is a saxophonist, multi-instrumentalist, composer, and arranger from Toronto, Canada. She has graduated with a Bachelor of Music from the acclaimed Humber College, where she has received the St. John’s Music Award, Moe Koffman Universal Music Award, and the Dave Stillwell Arranging Award under the study of Pat Labarbera, Alex Dean, Nick Morgan, and Mark Promane.
Abigail has shared the stage with Donny McCaslin, Joe Lovano, Robert Pilon, Doc Severinson, Bucky Pizzarelli, and Alex Dean. She worked alongside Donny McCaslin in the spring of 2015, playing saxophone in a combo and big band setting, as well as arranging one of his pieces to be performed by the Humber Studio Jazz Ensemble. Abigail is establishing a name for herself in Torontoʼs music scene as a leader of Abigail Neale’s Paradigm performing her original jazz compositions as well as her own jazz arrangements. With a diverse accumulation of experience, Abigail also plays tenor saxophone in the Toronto-based busking band, The Sidewalk Crusaders, performing unique arrangements of pop hits and covers. Furthermore, she plays flute in The Verve Trio a classical-based ensemble that brings energy to events in the GTA.
You can also find Abigail contributing her talents to musical theatre as a multi-instrumentalist (soprano, alto, tenor, and baritone saxophone; clarinet, flute, and piccolo) with the Lower Ossington Theatre (Avenue Q, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Buddy Holly, Shrek the Musical, Little Shop of Horrors, Cabaret, Hair the Musical), the Scarborough Theatre Company (The Wizard of Oz), the Harold Green Jewish Theatre Company (Stars of David), and Talk Is Free Theatre (Darling of the Day).