Courtesy of Pentangle Arts Council
International jazz artist and master musician Greg Abate leads the Greg Abate Quartet onstage at ArtisTree Community Arts Center on Friday, April 1 at 7:30 p.m.
Known for his energetic, lively, and playful interpretations of jazz, Abate is considered one of the finest proponents and interpreters of bebop style jazz in the world today. A don’t miss concert for jazz enthusiasts — as well as those with cabin fever.
In the mid 70’s after finishing a four year program at Berklee College of Music, Abate played lead alto for the Ray Charles Orchestra for two years. In 1978, he 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 1987.
Joining Abate is the Bill Wightman Trio. Based out of central New Hampshire, the trio features vocalist and pianist, Bill Wightman; percussionist, Tim Gilmore; and bassist, Don Williams.
Tickets are $25 for adults, $24 for seniors, $23 for members, and $20 for youth, available at pentanglearts.org. There will be light snacks and a cash bar. Also opening this evening is the ArtisTree Gallery’s annual MUD exhibit, with a reception from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
ArtisTree Community Arts Center is located at 2095 Pomfret Road, South Pomfret.