May 26, 2019 Taos, New Mexico

The Harwood Museum of Art

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Jazz: Greg Abate and Richie Cole
Friday, June 22, 2018 - 7:30 pm

Jazz: Greg Abate and Richie Cole

Arthur Bell Auditorium

This is a return engagement for two of today’s greatest alto sax players Greg Abate and Richie Cole. Last year they dazzled the sold-out Harwood crowd with a lively tribute to the late alto sax master, Phil Woods. This year they will perform original compositions as well as classical jazz tunes. Abate, a superb bop player, considers Charlie Parker, Paul Desmond, and Phil Woods to be among his most important influences. Richie Cole has proven time and again that bebop can be quite fun. His "Alto Madness" was essentially the idea that any tune, no matter how unlikely its source, could be turned into exuberant bop.

Tickets are $25 and $20 for Museum members.