Rhode Island
Profile Type: Artist
Artist
Greg Abate

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

As an educator Greg loves to teach the conducts a wide range of services which include:

  • Jazz introduction, history and instrumentation in middle schools, high schools and colleges, nationally & internationally
  • master classes in jazz performance, elements and history of jazz
  • jazz performance, improvization and the relationship of the mechanics of the instruments used in jazz performance to non-performers
  • Conn-Selmer  clinics and 
  • Adjunct music faculty at RI College

Background

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 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 Kindred Spirits  Greg Abate Phil Woods with The Tim Ray Trio.    

Whaling City Sound Records RecordsGreg 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.  Greg Abate is a keeper of the true art form of hard bop . See more about Greg on Google and or www.gregabate.com

I Have Worked With

  • July 2016

    Jazz Festival concert UK

  • May 2016

    Jazz Concert

  • April 2016

    Jazz Concert

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Contact Information

First Name: 
Greg
Job Title/Position: 
Musician, Composer, Educator, Performer
Physical Address: 
70 Fairway Drive
Coventry, RI 02816-5775
Last Name: 
Abate
Phone: 
4012654354

About

Profile Type: 
Artist
Primary Discipline: 
Music - Jazz
Additional Disciplines: 
Music - General
Music - Children's
Music - Composition
Music - Jazz
Music - New
Populations Served: 
Adults
Businesses
Elders
Families
General Public
Immigrant Populations
Incarcerated (or Formerly Incarcerated) Individuals
LGBTQ Populations
Native American Tribes
Nonprofits
People with Disabilities
School Groups
Institution/Business Type: 
Artists (Individual)
Activities and Services: 
Arts Instruction / Lessons
Audio or Video Recording
Performance / Concert / Reading
Residency - Community
Residency - In School
Residency - Other
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class
Events Per Year: 
80
Seasons Active: 
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter
Geographic Reach: 
State
National
International

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Education: 
Berklee College of Music Class of 1971 · Jazz · Boston, Massachusetts
Awards: 
Inducted into The Rhode Island Music Hall Of Fame,Winner of RI Motif Jazz Artist Awards 2015 and 2017
I am on the following State Arts Agency Roster(s): 
Rhode Island Education Roster

Accessibility of Services

Access accommodations for people who use a wheelchair and have limited mobility
Access accommodations for people who are blind, partially sighted, and have low vision

I am a Touring Artist

I am NEST eligible
Technical Requirements: 
performance stage or space, piano, bass, drums preferred
Fee Range Minimum: 
$150
Fee Range Maximum: 
$3,000
State of Residence: 
Rhode Island
Minimum Number of Performers: 
1
Maximum Number of Performers: 
5

I am a Teaching Artist

Teaching Settings: 
Afterschool Program
Arts and Cultural Center / Venue
Community Site / Center
Corporate Business
Healthcare Facility
Private Studio
School / University
Subject Areas: 
Music
Ages Served: 
Elementary School-age
Middle School-age
High School-age
College-Age
Adults
Seniors
Certifications / Training: 
Berklee College of Music Class of 1971 · Jazz · Boston, Massachusetts
Fee Range Minimum: 
$100
Fee Range Maximum: 
$500