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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 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, and 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.
To this date Greg has recorded over 17 other recordings as leader.
Greg is also an adjunct professor of Jazz Studies at Rhode Island College and is also a very active jazz clinician with co. sponsorship from the Conn -Selmer Instrument Co., conducting workshops and master classes through the U.S and abroad.Greg has been inducted into the RI MUSIC HALL OF FAME 2016
American powerhouse saxophonist. After graduating from Berklee College Of Music, Greg played lead alto for the Ray Charles Orchestra for 2 years. Greg ventured out as post hard bop soloist playing Jazz Festivals, Jazz Societies and Jazz Clubs throughout the US, Canada and abroad, including most of Europe, the UK, and Russia.
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Dave Cottle Trio
Dave Cottle - Piano : Alun Vaughan - Bass : Paul Smith - Drums. A vastly experienced trio of professional musicians who have a wealth of experience accompanying 100’s of Jazz artists from all over the world and can play many different styles. Renowned as one the best jazz trio’s in the UK all can sight read music to an extremely high standard and each are renowned Jazz improvisors. The Trio usually provide the backing for visiting Jazz artists at Swansea Jazz
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