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
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