Greg Abate is known for his sincere passion and energy in playing non-compromising jazz with consequence and meaning! A veteran of Artie Shaw’s revived orchestra, and the Ray Charles Orchestra, Greg is a straight ahead real jazz player. He is a Grammy nominated, International Jazz recording and touring artist. This evening, Greg Abate will perform with Matt DeChamplain on piano, Bruce Gertz on bass, and Gary Johnson on drums.
“I sleep a lot better knowing there are alto players like Greg! It was a joy to make music with him and he writes good songs that are challenging.” Phil Woods
“Abate is not content to rely on stock bebop riffs and standard chord progressions. Rather, the sharp angularity of his phrases and the often startling pauses in his fast-moving lines give his work a feeling of constant invention and creativity.” –Howard Reich, Chicago Tribune
“…Abate’s musical style can be seen as a distillation of swing’s easygoing vibe and bop’s
more animated groove. He has developed a unique voice.” –METRO San Jose
Tickets: Regular $20 ~ Senior 65+/Student $19 ~ Member $17 ~ Child U12 $10