Jeremiah Abiah

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An internationally recognized recording artist, vocal coach, songwriter, style influencer, and entrepreneur, Jeremiah Abiah inspires artists around the world to learn, love, and live their voice. His creative talents and expertise have made him a sought-after coach for national and international singers, actors, rappers, and public speakers. His influence and involvement have launched the careers of many musicians currently on the charts.

His recent projects include upcoming music by Oscar Award–winning music artists Common and Robert Glasper, the NAACP Image Award–nominated Nickelodeon film Little Ballers, for which he wrote the theme song; vocal production on the Academy Award–nominated film soundtrack What Happened, Miss Simone?; and vocal contributions to the Netflix series The Get Down. Other network television appearances include work on MTV, BET, and VH1. Upcoming projects include a television series produced by SimonSays Entertainment and a new album with multi-Grammy-winning Blue Note recording artist Robert Glasper.

Originally from Ghana, Abiah was raised in Italy and the United States.

Career Highlights
  • Performances with Common, John Legend, Rachelle Ferrell, Yolanda Adams, and George Michael
  • Recordings and productions include August Green (Sony), Bottles (Universal/Madoh Music/BBQ/Jingo), What Happened, Miss Simone? (Netflix), Little Ballers (Nickelodeon), Life as a Ballad (eOne/Madoh Music/BBQ/Jingo), Chasing Forever (Universal Republic), Step Up soundtrack (Jive/Zomba)
  • NAACP Image Award nominee
  • M.M., New England Conservatory of Music, voice performance
  • B.M., Syracuse University, Setnor School of Music, voice performance
In Their Own Words

"As singers, we want to learn the full extent of our gift. The knowledge of healthy vocal production leads us to endless possibilities, regardless of genre. My students will learn through technique of breath and vowel alignment. These are the endless resources to love, learn, and live your voice."

"As a former opera singer, I was reared in bel canto. It was through this rigorous training that I learned the true fundamentals of singing that allowed me to transfer the knowledge to other forms of singing. Without this information, I would not be the singer nor person that I am today."

"Having been blessed with the opportunity to sing background for numerous artists and eventually land my own major recording deal gave me insight into the industry from several angles. Touring and studio work also heightened my awareness. Eventually I created #TheABIAHway Artist Development firm to assist aspiring and established artists with their careers. This has been most rewarding. With passion and a spirited approach, I love to show these various skills to my students. The goal is to become the most well-rounded artist possible, and I'm here to help."