Sax star to join jazz act

Gregg Abate NNL-140707-173037001
Gregg Abate NNL-140707-173037001

Jazz saxophonist Greg Abate will join Tad Newton’s Jazz Friends at the Walnut Tree Jazz Club on Monday.

Abate has performed across the world and played lead alto and arranger for the Ray Charles Orchestra.

In 1978 he formed his group Channel One and has played tenor sax with the revived Artie Shaw Orchestra.

He has released more than 12 albums and was nominated for a Grammy award four categories for his 2004 recording Evolution.

Abate is also an adjunct professor of jazz studies at Rhode Island College and conducts workshops across the world.

The Walnut Tree Jazz Club is at the Walnut Tree Inn in Brixworth.

Doors open at 8pm. Admission is £10. For details call 01604 858549.