Abate, Greg

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Abate, Greg

Abate, Greg, jazz saxophonist, flutist; b. Fall River, Mass., May 31, 1947. Abate grew up in Woonsocket, R.I. (he now lives in Cranston, R.I.), and attended the Berklee Coll. of Music from 1966 to 1970. In 1973-74, he toured with Ray Charles. He has worked with other big bands, including Artie Shaw (dir. by Dick Johnson) for two years beginning in 1985. Abate is a Selmer clinician who has also taught privately at the Univ. of R.I. (1983 and 1988) and, since 1990, at the Music School in Providence.


Bop City: Live at Birdland (1991); Straight Ahead (1992); Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1995); Bop Lives (1996); Happy Samba (1997).

—Lewis Porter