|Date:||November 27, 2019|
Greg Abate is a jazz saxophonist, flutist, and composer. After graduating from Berklee College of Music in the mid-70’s, 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 the 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.
To this date Greg has recorded over 17 other recordings. 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. He continues actively touring the globe as an International Jazz/Recording Artist.
Greg was inducted into the RI MUSIC HALL OF FAME in 2016