Jazz season date in Grantham for top sax player Greg

Jazz musician Grag Abate
Jazz musician Grag Abate
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Grantham Conservative Club continues its jazz season on Thursday (November 6) with a visit from America of Greg Abate.

The internationally known jazz musician plays several kinds of saxophones as well as flute, clarinet and piano.

Abate quickly found his way into the jazz scene, relocating from Woonsocket, Rhode Island to Los Angeles and playing in many local groups there.

He played lead alto sax and flute for the Ray Charles Orchestra in 1973 and 74, and tenor saxophone with the Artie Shaw Orchestra under the leadership of Dick Johnson from 1986-88.

Greg describes himself as ‘Bebop all the way’ but 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.

Accompanying Greg will be the BoHop Trio.

Doors open at 7pm and the jazz starts 8.30pm.

Entrance for members is £10 and non-members £12. For more information call the club on 01476 564899.