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Greg Abate - Legendary Saxophonist, in Greenfield


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Sep 16 2017 - 7:00pm - 9:30pm

Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center is proud to present the Greg Abate Quartet, featuring legendary jazz saxophonist Greg Abate, in concert on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017 at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.). The concert will be held at Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St., Greenfield, MA. Advance tickets are $15 and available at http://hawksandreed.com (tickets at the door will be $20).

Greg Abate is a world-renowned jazz saxophonist, flutist, and composer; an international jazz recording artist who tours the globe 225 days a year. In the mid-’70s, after finishing a four-year program at Berklee College of Music, Greg played lead alto for the Ray Charles Orchestra for 2 years. Greg recorded his first CD Live At Birdland NYC in 1991 with the trio of James Williams, Rufus Reid and Kenny Washington. Greg has recorded nearly 20 other recordings as leader. In 2016, Greg was inducted into the Rhode Island Music Hall of Fame, and is now #16 on the “Jazz Week” charts. Currently, Greg is an adjunct professor of Jazz Studies at Rhode Island College and is also a jazz clinician with sponsorship from the Conn-Selmer Instrument Co., conducting workshops and master classes through the U.S. and abroad.

The Greg Abate Quartet is Greg Abate on saxophone, Todd Baker on bass, Stephen Page on piano and Claire Arenius on drums.

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Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center
289 Main St.
Greenfield, MA
United States
42° 35' 16.242" N, 72° 36' 4.014" W
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