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Greg Abate jazz saxophonist, flutist, composer continues as an International Jazz/Recording Artist with 225 days a year touring the globe.

In the mid '70s after finishing a four year program at Berklee College Of Music, Greg played lead alto for the Ray Charles Orchestra for two 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 from 1986 to ’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, and Moscow and Georgia Russia.

Greg’s newest release Gratitude, with the Tim Ray Trio has received glowing reviews and a lot of international airplay. Also, check out Greg's other recordings including special guests Phil Woods and other notable artists.

Greg is currently a Whaling City Sound recording artist.

Greg recorded his first CD Live At Birdland NYC in 1991 on the Candid Jazz Label with the trio of James Williams, Rufus Reid and Kenny Washington.

To this date Greg has recorded over 17 other recordings as leader.

Greg is also an adjunct professor of Jazz Studies at Rhode Island College and is also a very active jazz clinician with co

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Willing to teach

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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

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Greg Abate Concerts

Date Detail Price
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Greg Abate
Charlotte County Jazz Society
Port Charlotte, FL

Albums

Album Gratitude: Stage Door Live @ the Z by Greg Abate

Gratitude: Stage Door...

Whaling City Sound
2019

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Album Road to Forever by Greg Abate

Road to Forever

Whaling City Sound
2017

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Album Kindred Spirits: Live at Chan's by Greg Abate

Kindred Spirits: Live...

Whaling City Sound
2016

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Album Motif by Greg Abate

Motif

Whaling City Sound
2014

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Album The Greg Abate Quintet Featuring Phil Woods by Greg Abate

The Greg Abate...

Rhombus Records
2012

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Album Monsters In The Night by Greg Abate

Monsters In The Night

Koko Jazz Records
2006

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