Anna Abondolo, 17, is a senior at Crossroads School for Arts and Sciences in Santa Monica, California. Growing up in a musical family, she began to play piano at age 4 and cello at age 7. In 2017, Anna was a Grand Prize winner in the LA Music Center Spotlight Awards for jazz performance and an Honorable Mention in YoungArts. She also placed first in the high school combo division at the Monterrey Next Generation Jazz Festival and received an Outstanding Soloist Award. Anna has performed with the Tom Kubis Band as their featured student performer. This past summer, Anna was accepted into the Jazz Workshop under the direction of Terri Lyne Carrington and Rick DiMuzio at Berklee College of Music. Anna currently studies bass with John Clayton.