Hi Friends,

There is a monster two highrise development proposed for our area at Boundary and Hastings, which exceeds height and density mandates by triple.
This Hastings corridor by the Cassiar Connector CANNOT withstand the extra traffic and street parking stress and is not supported with enough public transit. This density has only been allowed for intersections near SkyTrain stations in the past. We need your help!
The developer PCI will receive rents in perpetuity but are only willing to offer 94parking stalls on 200+ units. The Hastings corridor has been limited to 5 storeys for 50 years, and provides an unobstructed view-cone down Hastings to the elegant Vancouver skyline.

Few if any amenities are offered by the developer PCI, who seems to ram through every development with City Hall, who has never rejected any of their proposals. City Hall has been tallying ALL comments, and the developer's insiders have orchestrated a campaign to deluge City Hall with Comments of Support, so can you please take a minute right away to make a (hopefully) OPPOSED comment which will help not only us but all residents of Hastings-Sunrise.

Of course, we all want more rental housing, but the impact on this (our) neighbourhood will be extreme and untenable.

PLEASE HELP WITH THIS CAUSE, there is a time limit.

You do not have to be a resident of Hastings-Sunrise to help this cause, so jump in!

 Thanks in advance!

Gabriel and Band at Frankie’s Jazz Club this Saturday!

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Gabriel Mark Hasselbach brings his crack Quintet into Frankie’s, Vancouver’s premier jazz club - Saturday Jan 25 @ 8pm, playing material from the current JazzWeek charting album. With Jason DeCouto, Nick Bracewell, Andre LaChance, and guitar phenom John Lee. 

$17.50 Make a rezzie!

Frankie’s is at 765 Beatty St  (604) 688-6368

Gabriel Hasselbach


Current stations playing Gabriel

Stations currently playlisted MCM Vol.2

CALLS City State/Country
KEUL Girdwood AK
KABF Little Rock AR
KHNS Haines AK
5MBS 99.9FM Australia
KJZZ Phoenix AZ
Radio Phoenix Phoenix AZ
KRWV Gold Canyon AZ
KUCI Irvine CA
KSDS San Diego CA
KCSB Santa Barbara CA
KMUD Redway CA
KKUP Cupertino CA
CFRO Vancouver BC Canada
CILU Thunder Bay ON Canada
KVNF Paonia CO
KBUT Crested Butte CO
KDNK Carbondale CO
KRFC Fort Collins CO
KUVO Denver CO
KAFM Grand Junction CO
KRZA Alamosa CO
KSJD Cortez CO
WECS Willimantic CT
WWUH Hartford CT
WUWF Pensacola FL
WHCJ Savannah GA
Hawaii Public Radio Honolulu HI
WDCB Chicago IL
WICR Indianapolis IN
WBAA Lafayette IN
WUEV Evansville IN
Mood Media In Store/Airline/Hotel/Restaurant
KANU Lawrence KS
WWNO New Orleans LA
WMCB Greenfield MA
WMUA Amherst MA
WICN Worcester MA
WXOJ Northampton  MA
WFWM Frostburg MD
WESM Princess Anne MD
WOWD Takoma Park MD
Maine Public Broadcasting Bangor ME
WRBC Lewiston ME
WERU East Orland ME
WMPG Portland ME
WBLU Twin Lake MI
WLNZ Lansing MI
KFAI Minneapolis MN
KBEM Minneapolis MN
KKFI Kansas City MO
WJSU Jackson MS
WUNH Durham NH
KVSF Santa Fe NM
WGMC Rochester NY
WWSU Dayton OH
WDPS Dayton OH Online Online Online Online
Jazz from Gallery 41 Online Online Online Online
WZBT Gettysburg PA
WPRB Radnor/Princeton PA
WRTI Philadelphia PA
KUSD Vermillion SD
Jazz & Blues Tour Radio The Netherlands
WUMR Memphis TN
KNTU Denton TX
WTJU Charlotttesville VA
WDCE Richmond VA
WRIR Richmond VA
WWPV Colchester VT
KEWU Spokane WA
WWSP Stevens Pt. WI

More soon!


Gabriel: Video from Algarve Smooth Jazz Festival

 I had the honor and pleasure to be invited by Europe's best-known jazz impresario Christian Bössner, to perform in Portugal at the 4th Annual Algarve Smooth Jazz Festival in October 2019.

It was a fantastic 5 days with other well-known performers, such as Jeff Kashiwa, Brian Simpson, Blake Aaron, Kim Waters, Bobby Lyle, Paul Brown, Adam Hawley, Elan Trotman, Rick Braun, Gerald Veasley, Javier Colon, and Kayla Waters. His crew and production team made everything flow smoothly and included the lovely Jazz Hostess Sandra and her crew, as well as Rajko & Claudi Lienert, and Jorge Fonseca.    

My performance spot was excellent, placed perfectly on the final day, on the warm and sunny seaside Main Stage. My band knocked it out of the park, so high marks to Orefo Orakwue (bass), Andrew Small (drums), Dave Ital (guitar), Steve Turner (keys), and Nelson Nunes (audio). My whole show is captured below, so sit back and dig into the solid and punchy vibes, all originals from many of my albums, including the latest MidCentury Modern Vol. 2, MidCentury Modern Vol. 1, Cool Down, Kissed By the Sun, Told Ya So, and more. All are available from Apple, Amazon, Spotify, with physical discs also from CD Baby, and WindtunnelRecords.

Individual song videos below, but check out the 'mashup' Trailer first:

Mulberry Street    

King James  


Rockin' the Ribjoint  

Peace Song (feat Paul Brown)   

Comin' Home for Mardi Gras (feat Carl Stanley)   


Comfort Zone  


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First MCM Vol 2 review and Netherlands playlist

Link to playlist from Jazz & Blues Tour Radio in The Netherlands

Plus First CD review:

Dee Dee McNeil
Gabriel Mark Hasselbach, trumpet/flugelhorn/flute/valve trombone; Miles Black, piano/organ/bass; Joel Fountain,drums; Cory Weeds,saxophone; Ernie Watts,saxophone; Gord Lemon,electric bass; Olaf DeShield,guitar; Laurence Mullerup,acoustic bass.

Trumpet master and multi-talented musician, Gabriel Mark Hasselbach opens with a tune called, “Superblue.” This composition is a super slick and straight-ahead, featuring Miles Black, brilliant on an attention-getting piano solo. 

Gabriel is a gifted horn player who enjoys crossing genres and blending styles. He can play it all, from Bebop to R&B; Pop to Smooth jazz. The repertoire and melodies on this volume 2 “MidCentury Modern” production are catchy. They’re familiar. the horn lines punch bright, staccato lines that punctuate these unforgettable tunes. The Hasselbach arrangements are well-written. On the second track, “Driftin’, “Cory Weeds steps into the spotlight on saxophone and he swings hard. The 3rd track on this album proffers a Latin groove, combined with a straight-ahead jazz production that reminds me of the infectious music of the late, great Eddie Harris. Gabriel Mark Hasselbach records party jazz. His music makes me happy. You feel joyful energy and emotion from these musicians

In Hasselbach’s discography of fifteen album releases, there are only a few mainstream albums. Most of his music has been geared towards the contemporary jazz market. This has earned Hasselbach ten Billboard hits and an album of the Year and Instrumentalist of the Year Awards. I’m used to hearing albums that include Hasselbach’s original music and a more Smooth Jazz approach. However, Gabriel Mark Hasselbach is just as effective and prolific playing bebop and straight-ahead jazz as he is in the contemporary category. Gabriel explained, in his liner notes, the direction of his current album release.

“On this project, rather than recording predominantly original material as I often do, I chose soulful tunes from the 50’s and 60’s that have influenced me and have a timeless quality. This album is the complete me; a seamless melding of mainstream, contemporary and NOLA styles. … a trifecta of jazz where the sum is greater than the parts.”

On the familiar tune, “Jazz ‘n Samba” Gabriel Mark Hasselbach picks up his flute to add more spice to this already spicy Latin production. It’s unusual for a trumpet player to also master a reed instrument, but Hasselbach is not your usual suspect. He performs beautifully on the flute.

“This album is a tasty homage to the classic jazz flag-bearers I grew up listening to: Blue Mitchell, Carmell Jones, Horace Silver, Freddie Hubbard, Chet Baker, Stan Getz, Miles Davis, Lee Morgan, Jimmy Smith, Clifford Brown, Joe Gordon, Hank Mobley, Herbie Mann, Jobim and many others,” Gabriel Mark Hasselbach explains. “Jazz is in my bones and I am sure I’ll die clutching my horn to my chest.”

I am deeply moved by Gabriel’s interpretation of the very beautiful “Nature Boy” composition. On “Sister Sadie,” he reminds us of the genius of Horace Silver and his many hit jazz standard compositions, like this one. On the tune, “I’m Gonna Go Fishin’,” Hasselbach plunges his horn for a gritty, soulful effect and Mike Black uses an organ to embellish this production. Every song on this album is well-played and beautifully produced by Gabriel Mark Hasselbach. This is a compact disc you will enjoy playing time after time.

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