Tim Jackson

Artistic director, Monterey Jazz Festival

“I have worked with Seth for many years now on several different projects and I consider him a valued colleague and good friend. His passion for the music is always first and foremost and coupled with a wise and savvy business sense it makes for a winning combination. Plus, he plays great guitar!”

Ted Kurland

Founder, The Kurland Agency

"As a talent buyer and curator of great live music, I have come to greatly respect what Seth has achieved at Jazz Standard and with the terrific series he produces at Madison Park in NYC.

Whenever the artists I represent perform for Seth they are always so appreciative of the highly personal and diligent way he does business and runs his operations. And this is why so many have wanted to work with him over and over again throughout the years. I greatly value the support he gives our established artists and the ongoing support of our new and emerging artists as well. I cannot count the many times Seth has been the first to present and showcase a TKA artist in NYC and I am very grateful."

Bruce Lundvall

Former President and CEO of Blue Note Records

"You are really an inspiration to me. You have done such a great job booking the finest jazz acts in the world, including all of the best new artists, which I love."

Danny Meyer

Founder and CEO of the Union Square Hospitality Group

"Thanks to Seth’s exceptional vision and programming, Jazz Standard is widely acclaimed as one of world’s foremost jazz clubs. I'm always looking forward to what's coming next and I am proud to call him a colleague."

Maria Schneider

Grammy award-winning composer and arranger

“I love Seth Abramson’s programming. He consistently makes great choices, is open to new artists, and is creative and flexible in coming up with new ways to present things.  When Seth is behind something, I want to know what it is.  He’s just a great advocate for jazz, and I’m very proud to have been a part of his world for over a decade now.”

Scott Southard

Director, International music network Agency

"Seth’s the guy I go to when I need to take a pulse on anything jazz; savvy knowledge, straight-shooting integrity, and the ability to get results."