Greg Abate Greg Abate

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 .

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 12 other recordings and was nominated for a Grammy for his 2004 recording EVOLUTION in four categories. James Williams, Harvie and Billy Hart comprised the trio.

Greg is also an adjunct professor of Jazz Studies at Rhode Island College and is also a very active jazz clinician with co. sponsorship from the Conn-Selmer Instrument Co., conducting workshops and master classes through the U.S and abroad.


Primary Instrument


Willing to teach

Advanced 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

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Greg Abate Concerts


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

Gratitude: Stage Door...

Whaling City Sound

Album Road to Forever by Greg Abate

Road to Forever

Whaling City Sound

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

Kindred Spirits: Live...

Whaling City Sound

Album Motif by Greg Abate


Whaling City Sound

Album The Greg Abate Quintet Featuring Phil Woods by Greg Abate

The Greg Abate...

Rhombus Records

Album Monsters In The Night by Greg Abate

Monsters In The Night

Koko Jazz Records


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