Greg Abate,  jazz saxophonist, flutist, and composer, will conduct a masterclass and clinics when he visits MSUM Thursday and Friday, March 4-5. He will present a music business clinic at 3 p.m. Thursday; a jazz and saxophone clinic at 9:30 a.m. Friday; and a convocation and master-class at 3 p.m. Friday, all in the Roland Dille Center for the Arts Fox Recital Hall. These events are free and open to the public. At 8 p.m. Friday he will perform with The Simon Rowe Trio at Studio 222 at 222 Broadway, Fargo. Tickets for that performance are $5 students and $10 adults.  For more information on Studio 222 and The Simon Rowe Trio, go to http://222fargo.com/

Greg has recorded over 12 other recordings and was nominated for a Grammy in four categories for his 2004 recording EVOLUTION.  He travels the world as a clinician and musician 150 days a year.

“Greg Abate is an absolute powerhouse who will absolutely not let hard driving bebop die. One of the most exciting players around today, Greg’s commitment to the music is total…”

–W. Pickowitz, Jr., The Jazz Messenger