Blue Vanguard Trio with Greg Abate

Blue Vanguard Trio with Greg Abate

Wednesday 27 July 2022
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Ashburton Arts Centre


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Greg Abate – sax
Craig Milverton – piano
Al Swainger – bass
Coach York – drums

This is the next installment of the Blue Vanguard club’s monthly residency at Ashburton Arts Centre, featuring some of the UK’s finest jazz soloists with the South West’s premier rhythm section.

This time the Blue Vanguard trio is joined by Greg Abate.

In the mid 70’s after finishing a four year program at Berklee College Of Music, Greg played lead alto for the Ray Charles Orchestra for 2 years.

In 1978 Greg 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 ’87.

Following this experience Greg ventured out as post hard bop soloist playing Jazz Festivals, Jazz Societies and Jazz Clubs throughout the U.S. Canada and abroad, including most of Europe, UK, and Moscow and Georgia Russia.

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