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Masterclass Maestro

The University of Leicester are offering a unique opportunity for budding jazz musicians to benefit from a masterclass workshop with Greg Abate, the renowned multi-saxophonist. The class will be followed by a concert, read on for more information...

The University of Leicester are offering budding jazz musicians an opportunity to benefit from the skills of Greg Abate, the renowned multi-saxophonist and composer.

The masterclass will take place at Cafe Piazza at the University of Leicester on 18 July. The unique event will also feature a concert by the alto virtuoso.

Greg Abate, 59 has visited Leicester in the past but this is the first opportunity for local musicians to really interact with his music. Greg is widely considered among jazz writers to be one of the "best post bebop alto saxophonists" in the world.

All budding jazz musicians regardless of which instrument they play are invited to attend this unique workshop and learn from Greg's style and enhance your own skills.

Greg Abate

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Greg Abate, Cafe Piazza 2005

Greg attended the prestigious Berklee College of Music, Boston in 1971 and his career has blossomed since.

Greg played lead alto with the Ray Charles orchestra in the early seventies and during the mid-eighties held the jazz tenor chair in the revived Artie Shaw orchestra.

He continues to perform throughout the US, Canada and Europe. He is Adjunct Instructor of Jazz at Rhode Island College in Providence. He conducts clinics and workshops internationally and hopes to inspire musicians in Leicestershire.

Greg Abate Quartet Concert

The concert promises to be a classic performance incorporating Greg's style, drive and energy starting at 19:45.

Tickets for the masterclass are £5, concert £10 or a combined ticket £12.50.

The jazz masterclass takes place at the Cafe Piazza, Charles Wilson Building, University of Leicester, University Road on 18 July at 17:00. Further details are available from the University of Leicester on 0116 2522207.

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