Saturday, August 18 at 8 pm
Tickets: $35 (Student $15)
The Boykin Jazz Alley Gigs present The Greg Abate Quartet
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 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, 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.