Olney Jazz Club Presents Greg Abate with Tad Newton’s Jazz Friends

Step into a fiery atmosphere of world class musicians
in the wonderful setting of Olney Jazz Club
at the Carlton House Club,
High St, Olney MK46 4BB

Greg Abate, jazz saxophonist, flutist, composer, continues as an international jazz/recording artist with 150/200 days a year touring the globe. In the mid 1970’s, after finishing a four year programme at  Berklee College of Music, Greg played lead alto and arranger for the RAY CHARLES Orchestra.

In 1978 Greg formed his group Channel One which was a favourite in the New England area and from there he had the opportunity to play tenor sax with the revived Artie Shaw Orchestra from 1986 to 1987.Greg then ventured out as a soloist playing festivals, societies, clubs and theatres throughout the USA, Canada, Europe, Russia. Greg has guested with Tad Newton’s Jazzfriends on a number of occasions, notably at Teignmouth Jazz Festival where he is featured on a live recording with the band and at Birmingham Jazz Festival
and Swanage Jazz Festival.

Greg recorded his first CD “Live at Birdland” in New York in 1991 on the Candid Jazz Label with James Williams, Rufus Reid and Kenny Washington.

To this date Greg has recorded over 12 other albums and was nominated for  a Grammy award in no less than four categories for his
2004 recording “Evolution”.

Greg is also an adjunct professor of jazz studies at Rhode Island College and is also a very active jazz clinician with sponsorship from Conn-Selmer Instrument Co., conducting workshops and master classes all over the world.

Tickets are selling quickly at £12 or £10 in advance from Phonebox Magazine, Stanley Court, Olney or from the
Carlton House Club, High St, Olney, MK46 5ET
tel 01234 711348 to reserve tickets.

Next Up at Olney:

Tuesday December 5th – The Bateman Brothers Jazz Band

Check it all out at www.olneyjazzclub.com

Hope to see you at OJC soon,

Alan Haughton

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