Abbie Finn is a drummer from the North-East of England who has over 15 years playing experience.
Her current main projects are the Abbie Finn Trio with Harry Keeble on Tenor Saxophone and Paul Grainger on Double Bass and the Finntet featuring Graham Hardy, Harry Keeble, Dean Stockdale and Paul Grainger. In 2020 she released her debut album Northern Perspective with the Trio which received sterling reviews in jazz blogs and magazines and also radio plays including BBC Radio Newcastle and JazzFM.
In 2018 Abbie was cast on the Harold Pinter play Night School at the Pinter Theatre, London in Nov and Dec. She was cast as Mavis, had spoken lines and performed drums live on stage.
In 2017 Abbie received a 1st class degree with honours in Music (Jazz) at Leeds College of Music and studied under Sebastiaan De Krom. In 2018 she studied a Master’s Degree at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London with the Archer Scholarship, under a variety of tutors including Asaf Sirkis and Gene Calderazzo. She played Percussion with the WOW (Women of the World) Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall in London as part of a festival of women and was previously a dep for the National Youth Jazz Orchestra.
In 2014 she won the adjudicators award and Best Section Award at The Great North Big Band Festival. She also received a place on the Keep an eye jazz summer school at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam in 2015 where she worked with artists such as John Riley and Dick Oatts.