GREG ABATE & THE MONSTERS IN THE NIGHT
Friday, October 24th at 8pm
95 Empire Black Box
“We have spent the last several months planning another event to take place this October to celebrate the spookiest holiday of them all. Local alto sax legend Greg Abate has been working with ITJ and AS220 to bring his Halloween themed album “Monsters In The Night” to life. On Friday October 24, Greg and the original band he recorded this album with will reunite for a one time special night at AS220’s Black Box Theatre (95 Empire Street, Providence, RI) to present selections from this fantastic work. The tunes represent themes composed by Greg to represent the various monsters and creepy imagery associated with Halloween, all presented by a powerhouse quintet featuring Abate, Paul Nagel, Artie Montanato, Bill Miele, and Vinny Pagano.
Greg has played all over the globe with names like Phil Woods, and has been praised in publications such as Downbeat for his ferocious and precise playing. This is a once in a lifetime chance to see such high caliber players join forces to present music this good in the city of Providence.
The night begins at 8 pm with a $15 admission fee that, as always, goes directly to the artists. Also, we’d like to thank Pannone Lopes Devereaux & West LLC for helping sponsor this event to ensure the performers are well compensated for their brilliance.
Lastly, since it is Halloween feel free to dress up in your scariest, wackiest costumes to help make the night even better!”