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Greg Abate with the Paul Edis Trio  -  Thu Nov 07, 2019  |  07:45 pm
Admission £ 10.00 ( £ 8.00 concessions)
With there being such an abundance of jazz talent around the world, Jazz North East likes to ring the changes, and it's not often that we book the same artist on a regular basis. But we're happy to make an exception for American saxophonist Greg Abate, who spends well over 200 days a year playing around the globe, and whose visits to Tyneside have become almost an annual event.

We keep bringing him back because he's an absolute master at taking the straightahead bop heritage and making it sound fresh every time, satisfying both those with a nostalgia for the 'golden age' and those who insist that jazz must continue to deliver 'the sound of surprise'. So a typical Abate performance features a mix of well known standards that come up spanking new, and original compositions that feel firmly rooted in the tradition. This is a mainstream master in his pomp.

As for his previous visits, we've teamed Greg up with the Paul Edis Trio, with whom there is clearly a real musical affinity . . . it’s a transatlantic meeting of musical minds that continues to flourish.

Previous Jazz North East concerts with Greg have sold out so advance booking is recommended!
Tickets are available from Reflex CD (0191 260 3246) or online from

This concert is presented by Jazz North East in association with The Black Swan Bar and Venue at Newcastle Arts Centre