An Interview with Rhode Island Jazz Musician Greg Abate

Greg Abate is an internationally-acclaimed jazz musician and composer who’s regarded by many as one of the best post-bebop alto saxophone players in the world today.


Hear Greg play original compositions from his album Road to Forever, and learn how he got started, what life on the road is like, and how it feels to play around the world. Listen the interview along with four of Greg's tunes:


  • Interview  (25 min)
  • Road to Forever
  • Seasons
  • Red Fish Boulevard
  • Take the Crowell Train


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Greg was born in Fall River, Massachusetts and grew up in Woonsocket, Rhode Island. After graduating from Berklee College of Music in Boston, he started his career as lead alto saxophone with the Ray Charles Orchestra and later played tenor saxophone with the Artie Shaw Orchestra.


Greg is an adjunct professor of Jazz Studies at Rhode Island College, a Conn-Selmer Instrument Company jazz clinician, and a 2016 inductee into the Rhode Island Music Hall of Fame.


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