Greg Abate Quartet
February 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Greg Abate (alto sax)
Bill O’Connell (piano)
Harvie S (bass)
Jason Tiemann (drums)
Greg Abate is a jazz saxophonist, flutist, composer and continues as an International Jazz/Recording Artist. 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.
In 1978 Greg formed his group Channel One 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 world.
Greg recorded his first CD Live At Birdland NYC in 1991. To this date Greg has recorded over 17 other recordings as leader. He 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.