Greg Abate Quartet

This evening at Kenilworth Jazz, we are delighted to welcome legendary US saxophonist, Greg Abate, as part of his current UK tour. Greg is based in the USA, a musician of brilliant international standing, and without a doubt, amongst the finest jazz players of his generation. After studying at Berklee in the mid 70’s, Greg joined the Ray Charles band, and later the renowned Artie Shaw Orchestra. Since then, Greg has had an outstanding career as a band leader in his own right. His recent albums include a beautiful album with the late great Phil Woods, and his most recent album with the incredible pianist, Kenny Baron. As well as his touring work, Greg is also a composer, arranger, a Grammy-nominated recording artist and educator of some considerable note, serving as an adjunct professor of Jazz Studies at Rhode Island College. His fluent and muscular playing is best described as “post hard bop”, encompassing a classic approach to the material in the style of Charlie Parker, Sonny Stitt, Cannonball Adderley and Phil Woods.

Joining Greg, we are delighted to welcome back the virtuosic, energetic and deeply harmonic, ALEX STEELE on piano. The final cherries on the jazz cake are the formidable MILES LEVIN on drums, and the insuperable JAMES AGG on double bass. A superstar line-up for a special jazz gig!