Born: May 31, 1947
Greg Abate, jazz saxophonist, flutist, composer continues as an International Jazz/Recording Artist with 150 days a year touring the globe.
In the mid 70’s after finishing a four year program at Berklee College Of Music, Greg played lead alto for the Ray Charles Orchestra for 2 years.
In 1978 Greg formed his group Channel One which was a favorite in the New England area, and from there had the opportunity to play tenor sax with the revived Artie Shaw Orchestra under leadership of Dick Johnson in 1986 and ’87.
Following this experience Greg ventured out as post hard bop soloist playing Jazz Festivals, Jazz Societies and Jazz Clubs throughout the U.S. Canada and abroad, including most of Europe,UK, Moscow and Georgia Russia ....
The Greg Abate Quintet Featuring Phil WoodsRhombus Records
Monsters In The NightKoko Jazz Records
Horace is HereKoko Jazz Records
Straight AheadDIW Records
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Willing to teach:
Advanced students only.
GREG is accepting serious students in saxophone, flute , Jazz Improvisation and composition.
The hourly fee is $75.00. The studio is located in Coventry, RI.
Internationally known jazz saxophonist Greg Abate is available for clinics, improvisation workshops, and as a guest soloist at concerts and festivals. Mr. Abate is a Selmer clinician. An Abate clinic can be co-sponsored by the Selmer Co. by applying to them at least thirty (30) days prior to the clinic date. Mr. Abate has worked with students throughout the United States and in Europe, performing with them and their teachers.
Greg Abate is widely considered among jazz writers and aficionados to be one of the "best post bebop alto players out there today."