Abby Lee is a jazz and cabaret singer based in Philadelphia, PA. Until recently, she performed under her married name, Abby Lee Mosconi. She has a powerful voice and impeccable technique that has attracted attention at recent gigs such as the Cabaret Festival at Cornelia Street Underground and the annual “Comfort and Joy” Christmas Concert at the Church of St. Luke and the Epiphany, both in Philadelphia, and the Cornelia Street Café in New York City.
Growing up in a musical household, Lee was influenced by the jazz standards and musical theatre showtunes her mother played on piano at their home in Vermont. Her childhood centered around an obsession with singing — whether in local competitions and theatrical productions, or during her summers spent at French Woods Festival of Performing Arts in Hancock, NY.
Primarily self-taught, Lee trained herself to sing by studying artists she admired such as Whitney Houston, Linda Ronstadt and Ella Fitzgerald, as well as the old fashioned way: obsessive, unrelenting practice.
After college, Abby moved to NYC where she got an informal education in cabaret and piano bar- culture—an environment where she feels most at home—by frequenting bars like Marie’s Crisis. It was there that she began to understand the type of performer she wanted to be, developed her sound and learned how to work a crowd.
Today, Lee pairs her musical theatre background with her love for jazz, pop and rock to create engaging, intimate and humor-filled cabaret performances across Philadelphia and NYC