The Boykin Jazz Alley Gigs present Greg Abate Quartet



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August 27, 2017 – 8:00 PM

Tickets $35 regular/$15 student

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Your final ticket purchase will include a $1.00 per ticket fee that goes to the Paramount’s Historic Theatre Restoration Fund.

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Greg Abate Quartet

Join Greg Abate, Terry Douds/bass, Bob Thompson/piano, and Lee McKinney/drums for a fantastic night of music! Greg Abate jazz saxophonist, flutist, composer continues as an International Jazz/Recording Artist with 225 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 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 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 17 other recordings as leader. 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. Greg was inducted into the RI MUSIC HALL OF FAME 2016

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Sponsored by Drs. William & Mayola Boykin, Marathon Petroleum, Williams, Hall & Latherow, William C.O. Reaves, PSC, Dinsmore & Shohl LLP/Jan Holbrook, Kentucky Farmers Bank Wealth Management, Dr. Michael Canty, Dr. Robert & Kathryn Penkava, Paul Melvin State Farm Insurance, Tri-State Opthamology, Lana Davenport, M.D., May Contracting Inc., Kindred Communications, Kentucky Power, Rocco’s, Bellefonte Country Club, The Daily Independent, The Greater Ashland Beacon, and Kentucky Arts Council.