Based in California, Abbas completed his Bachelors degree in Music theory and composition from Loyola Marymount University, and then his Masters degree in Classical Guitar from SMU. His music covers many genres from Rock and Jazz to Classical and World, and has often been featured in commercials, films, and TV shows, including Saturday Night Live (NBC), Coca Cola, The Voice (NBC), Top Gear (BBC), American Pickers, Undercover Boss (CBS), Inside Story (CNN) and many others . A prolific composer, Abbas’s diverse catalog of music currently stands at over 800 tracks and is steadily growing. Apart from his work as a composer for media, Abbas has released four albums of world fusion music as a solo artist. His first release “Elements” (2008) was met with great enthusiasm  and acclaim.  His last release, “SYMBIOSIS” (2014) features the Indian Slide Guitar, in a unique blend of jazz and world music.