Artie Cabral Obituary, Death – The Rhode Island Music Hall of Fame wishes to express its deepest condolences to Artie Cabral’s family and friends on the occasion of the 2017 honoree’s demise. Cabral was inducted into the hall of fame earlier this year. In addition to being a jazz drummer with a reputation that stretched the globe, he was also a music educator who was known for setting the bar for excellence. He started his professional career in 1956, and over the course of the next two decades, he collaborated with a wide array of jazz greats from all over the world, including as Stan Kenton, Dakota Staton, and Mel Torme.
His career started in 1956 and lasted until 1986. The year 1956 marked the beginning of his professional career. When he first joined Woody Herman’s Seventh (and final) Herd in 1969, one of his primary responsibilities was to provide backup for the R&B icon Dionne Warwick. During this time, he was also a member of the Herd. In addition to that, he worked as a backup singer for Woody Herman. He played a number of instruments during his time as a member of the house band at the Kings & Queens in Pawtucket throughout the 1960s.
In the 1970s, he was a member of the house band at the Allary in Providence, and at that time, he provided musical backing for a range of visiting performers, including as Blossom Dearie, Mose Allison, Johnny Hartman, and Phil Woods. at that period, he was also a member of the house band at the Allary in Providence. Alongside him in the band were bassist Bob Petteruti, who played the upright bass, and pianist Mike Renzi, who played the piano.
Throughout the course of his career, he has collaborated with a variety of musicians and artists, some of which include Ben Webster, Carol Sloane, Toshiko Akioshi, and Greg Abate, amongst others. Among these musicians and artists include Greg Abate. During the course of his career, he was a professor at many educational institutions, including the Pawtucket Public Schools, the Berklee College of Music, and the Rhode Island School of Music. Twenty years were spent under his leadership as President of the Providence Federation of Musicians, which is the total amount of time he was in charge of the organization.