Greg Abate, who is listed in Downbeat Magazine’s latest critics poll as among jazz music’s top rising stars, brought his uptown jazz quintet to The Newport Playhouse & Cabaret Restaurant for a high powered night of music on Thursday.

Known for his straight-ahead jazz and bee-bop style, Abate’s performance is part of Bridgefest, linking the folk and jazz festivals, and came on the eve of the opening of the Newport Jazz Festival. It was a great way to get a jump start on a jazz-filled weekend.

The show, an official 2018 Newport Bridgefest event, was organized and produced by What’sUpNewp and The Newport Playhouse & Cabaret Restaurant.

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