As a pioneering member of Common Time, violinist Abbie Steiling pulls from her broad extemporaneous influences on the violin, including Jean-luc Ponty, Stephane Grappelli, and Darol Anger. Along with her extensive education in jazz studies, this background shines through Abbie's compositions and performances with Common Time, marked by a one-of-a-kind blend of classical and contemporary jazz music.
In addition to her pioneering role in Common Time, Abbie is an active freelance performer. Since 2008, she has been a member of the touring progressive rock band, Pavlov's Dog, in which she plays electric violin and sings back-up vocals. She also performs with the St. Louis-based country band, Hillbilly Authority, as well as Nashville-based projects. She has performed for audiences in the United States, Canada, and Europe, and continues to score works for Common Time that beckons the international music community's attention.
In addition to her performance roles, Abbie has a passion for music education, guiding students in the development of their unique voice and finding self-expression through music. Abbie conducts lessons both through her independent studio, and as an adjunct professor at Webster University.
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