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Greg Abate

Primary Instrument: Saxophone

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 ....
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    The Greg Abate Quintet Featuring Phil Woods

    Rhombus Records
    2012
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    Monsters In The Night

    Koko Jazz Records
    2006
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    Horace is Here

    Koko Jazz Records
    2005
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    Straight Ahead

    DIW Records
    1993
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Primary InstrumentSaxophone

LocationCoventry, RI

Willing to teachAdvanced students only.

Credentials/BackgroundGREG 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...

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