Climbs up to #10 on JazzWeek charts
Phil Woods and The Greg Abate Quartet
Joining Woods and Abate: pianist Tim Ray, bassist John Lockwood and drummer Mark Walker
Friday, January 16, 2015
Scullers Jazz Club at the Doubletree Suites by Hilton Hotel Boston
400 Soldiers Field Road
Boston, MA 02134
$30 Show | $70 Dinner & Show
Featuring Arnie Krakowsky, Jeff Stout, Kent Hewitt, Todd Baker, and Gary Johnson
Saturday, January 17, 2015
Chan’s Fine Oriental Dining
267 Main Street
Woonsocket, RI 02895
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<http://bit.ly/1sjwt60>Phil Woods and the Greg Abate Quartet
January 16th: 8pm | 10pm
Saxophonist (and sometime clarinetist) Phil Woods is a cherished jazz legend. He is a highly revered musician, composer and arranger, who has been fronting his own small and big band groups since the 1950s.
Woods is a four-time GRAMMY winner and has won countless other awards, including: National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master Fellowship: 2007, President’s Merit Award from the Grammy Foundation: 2007, Kennedy Center Living Legends in Jazz Award: 2007.
Saxophonist Greg Abate has been a mainstay on the New England jazz scene for many years, but is also in high demand at festivals and jazz clubs worldwide. Greg is known for inviting other saxophone greats to share the stage with him, such as baritone saxophonist Gary Smulyan and jazz legend/NEA Jazz Master, Phil Woods.
Respected Chicago Tribute jazz writer Howard Reich had this to say about Abate’s playing:
“Abate 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.”
Joining Woods and Abate: pianist Tim Ray, bassist John Lockwood and drummer Mark Walker. A
Phil Woods/Greg Abate front line coupled with a driving rhythm section is a recipe for an exciting and unforgettable evening of music!
<http://bit.ly/1sjwt60>Greg Abate Sextet
January 17th: 8pm
The Prince of Be-bop Greg Abate bring lead all star sextet for his annual hot night of jazz. Featuring Arnie Krakowski-Tenor sax, Jeff Stout-Trumpet, Ben Cook-Piano, Todd Baker-Bass and Gary Johnson-drums.
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57th Annual Grammy Awards Nominee: Best Improvised Jazz Solo: “The Eye Of The Hurricane” Kenny Barron, soloist, from Gerry Gibbs Thrasher Dream Trio
“We’re Back” SEVEN weeks at #1, now at #11. Twice in one year for Gerry Gibbs.
“Motif” by Greg Abate Quartet bops up the charts to #10
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