Getting lots of adds at Radio!

My friends and colleagues like Cal Harris Jr are also getting some well deserved attention across the board. Today I am mastering the title track from my upcoming cd Open Invitation, and Cal is my guest on that track as well... Go team!!!

This upcoming weekend and Remembrance Day video

This is one of those 'not sure if it is a long weekend' situations..... some people go out of town, some stay home and chill, and some venture forth and experience life. Always choose the latter!

I have been in the studio every day for several weeks, winding up my new cd Open Invitation, and squeezing in gigs as they come along.

Last night I had a real firecracker of a gig with John Nolan and Chris Sigerson at the Fairview Pub... man. we were smokin'!  We hit the bebop books real hard, something I don't get to do as often as I'd like. I am rather partial to the sweet and funky flavor of contemporary jazz, but I do walk the line!

The weather is uncertain these days, but come join me for a warm and inviting Saturday eve at my ongoing haunt Ten Ten Tapas, where we will have some fabulous guests including LJ Mounteney and Gunther Klaus. I am unveiling my new tunes as we go along...

Be there or be square @ 7 pm, and rezzies are recommended. It is always a blast.

Tuesday we all honor the fallen and those who served to protect our freedom. Remembrance Day is a day of somber reflection. You can be a Hawk or a Dove, but you still owe a debt of gratitude to those who put their lives on the line.

I created/edited my first full HD video to one of my songs, from my album Cool Down, called Come Back Home (Song For The Soldiers) and I would like to share it with you now:


Gabriel performs with amazing child prodigy blues master

Check out this video of this old soul in a young body:

By now you know that my Halloween TRICK was a bit late in coming, but the TREAT is that I will be performing this Thursday at the Fairview (B'way and Laurel St, Vancouver) from 7-10 pm with much more mature masters. 

Craft beer, decent pub food, and scorching hot licks!

Here is a sample of my straight ahead stuff, be prepared to get your bebop on!


PROPULSION LIFTS OFF: BDSradio Smooth Jazz Most Added for November 3, 2014

Woohoo! Off to a good start! 
First week out at radio and PROPULSION (feat. Greg Manning) is NUMBER ONE MOST ADDED! 
Also 5th most increased spins at +37

Listen to or download PROPULSION
Here are some of Gabriel's Billboard charting tracks from 2011 thru 2014

Rockin' The Ribjoint from 2011 Album of the Year (Canadian Smooth Jazz Awards)

Starpixie from 2012-2013 Kissed By The Sun

Lock It Up from 2012-2013 Kissed By The Sun

Ready When You Are from 2012-2013 Kissed By The Sun

Seabreeze as featured soloist from Bob Baldwin's 2014 release Twenty

Chameleon 3000 as featured soloist from Bob Baldwin's 2014 release Twenty

Apache Warrior as featured soloist on 2014 Paul Hardcastle 7






 
 

Rockin' the Ribjoint TONIGHT!

Hey Everyone,

What a beautiful day it turned out be in Vancouver! Coincidentally it is a perfect day to pop out for a tasty dinner and some (also) tasty jazz and R&B with moi!

I'l be at Ten Ten Tapas tonight at 7 pm with my special guest performers Lisa Fennell and Billy Dixon, both stars in their own rights~ we really get the place Rockin' till around 10 pm ... and on that note:

The master chef there Matthew Phillip has named a dish in honour of my first Billboard charting hit Rockin' the Ribjoint (download/stream link below) called Rockin' Ribs! 

The Rockin' Ribs Special is only on Saturday nights, and consists of Matthew's unique and succulent ribs plus a glass of house red/wine wine or a pint of beer for only $20. Hey you can't get a deal like that anywhere else!

They have also launched (just yesterday) their new Fall menu, see below, and check out the ad currently running in the West Ender magazine.



Funky Halloween Jazz

 HALLOWEEN FRIDAY I am performing with my full band at 1789.ca,  the great restaurant and music bar on Comox @ Denman.  Costumes are optional, but funny hats and noses are likely to adorn band members.... 

Come hear some first time performances of new tracks from my upcoming album OPEN INVITATION, and check out the new lineup of hotshots I will have with me: Olaf Deshield on guitar; Brian Scott on bass; Jason DeCouto on keys, and my old standby Don Powrie on drums. We play it FUNKY!


Be there or be square... it's a perfect way to spend a freewheeling Halloween.... (Easy parking, too!)

Here is a sample of a new song which we will be performing there:

BTW, my new single PROPULSION has started to get adds at radio worldwide.....

GabrielJazz; Five Alarm Funk; Billy Dixon; Halloween at 1789!

Hey Everyone!

Great music on the horizon, and a very busy week ahead....

Below you will find a snippet from a tune on my new cd which will be out soon. Here is the tag to Init2Winit, featuring two of Vancouver's Finest players, guitarist Adam Rohrlick and saxman from Five Alarm Funk, Dameian Walsh. Hope you dig the wild vibe!

Today I perform with Billy Dixon at Lux Lounge at 1189 Howe at 4 pm, then head over to Ten Ten Tapas for my regular 7 pm ROCKING THE RIBJOINT Saturday gig, which is always a perfect trifecta: Food, Friends, and Fun! TONIGHT THERE IS  A SPECIAL with Ribs and any glass of wine for $24! Guests tonight will include Lisa Fennell, Billy Dixon, and more...

Sunday I am at the Hard Rock Casino in the Unlisted Lounge from 1-5 pm, and if October is your birthday month, come before 2 pm to claim your gifts and enter the sweepstakes for the Birthday Folks only!

Next week is the big one! HALLOWEEN FRIDAY I am performing with my full band at 1789.ca,  the great restaurant and music bar on Comox @ Denman. (Easy parking, too!) Costumes are optional, but funny hats and noses are likely. Come hear some first time performances of new tracks from my upcoming album Open Invitation, and check out the new lineup of hotshots I will have with me: Olaf Deshield on guitar; Brian Scott on bass; Jason DeCouto on keys, and my old standby Don Powrie on drums.

Be there or be square... it's a perfect way to spend a freewheeling Halloween!



SPECIAL ADDITION to tonight's Candlelight Dinner 7 pm

The owners of Ten Ten Tapas, Derek and Diane Oelmann, and their master chef Matthew Phillip, have created a special menu and a really fun event to celebrate 'Offtober', BC Hydro's month long Power Smart energy saving promotion.

The response has been tremendous, and as an added bonus, I am going to give a sneak preview of my new album, which won't actually be unveiled until after Christmas. I will mostly just be enjoying dungeoness crab from tonight's special menu, and doing a little playing of my horns, but for those in attendance, I will have my full album OPEN INVITATION playing over the house system. We will also have a few special guest performers tonight, including Lisa Fennell and Gerry Boey.....

Come and enjoy a jazzy candlelit night out that won't break the bank!

Here is a sample of one of my new songs- perfect with candlelight I might add! LOVELIGHT

and be sure to make rezzies! 604-689-7800

Hope to see you there.... 7 pm or so!

If you miss tonight, I'll be back for my regular Saturday eves, with special guests. Don't be a stranger....


New CD and upcoming shows

Hey Friends and Fans,

Lots to report this week!

I have been in the studio long hours and am nearing completion on my new album Open Invitation.

The first single is going for adds at radio Oct 27 and it is a real bottle rocket!

It features chart topper Greg Manning on keys and an explosive rhythm track by Lew Laing... 

Stream or download PROPULSION below.

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Don't forget my regular Rockin' the Ribjoint event at Ten Ten Tapas this Saturday... special guests will be on hand. I love the vibe there!

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Be sure to save Halloween (Friday Oct 31) for a very spooktacular (but still jazzy&funky) 8 pm performance at Club 1789.

It is situated on Comox @Denman, next to the Coast Hotel. I have a new crew on deck, including Olaf Deshield on guitar, Jason DeCouto on keys, stalwart Donny Powrie on drums, and local groovemaster Brian Scott on bass. We will be debuting some tunes from the new album, of which advance copies will be available Dec 1, with a full worldwide release Jan 18, 2015.

I want you to come on out for one of these and have an awesome time!



A long weekend moment in the sun -tonight!

Hey Everyone,

The Japanese typhoon never dumped its promised residual wetness on us, so here we are on a VERY summery Saturday in mid October!

Make hay while the sun shines, and come on out to Ten Ten Tapas tonight at 7 pm where I will be playing... the waterfront patio will be warm and inviting and your food, service, and entertainment will be topflight!

Riley Inge should be coming down to sit in, and we have a few other superstars like Cecile Larochelle, Marlin Ramazzini, Joe Chappel, and Willy Ward that will come down if they can get away from their busy schedules. Gerry Boey may also drop in after his recent tour of Spain!

This is the PERFECT way to usher in a Thanksgiving Long Weekend...... On the seawall at 1010 Beach Ave (near the Burrard Bridge overpass)