Upcoming Gabriel gigs and cruise

Hi Everyone!

Here are some free performances you might enjoy...

I am at the Hard Rock Casino Unlisted Lounge (the old Boulevard/Red Robinson) at 9:30 this and every Friday, and the last Sunday of each month. C'mon down, it's pretty snazzy there!

I am also at Ten Ten Tapas this and every Saturday eve at 7:30 (including fireworks night)Ten Ten has stopped live music for brunch, but on...

Aug 10  I will be at the Dockside on Granville Island  for an 11:30 start for their jazz brunch. The return to the Dockside- I played the brunch there for three years!

Aug 1   I am performing at The Cannery Concert Series, outdoors in the heart of Steveston, on the old Cannery site, starting at 6:30. Adam Rohrlick will be special guest.

Aug 8   I will be at the Bentall Summer Concert Series for a 90 min show starting at noon. It is on the Dunsmuir side, just below Tower 4, on the lower plaza...this is full band.

You can also hear me with Billy Dixon and Soultrain Express on Aug 13 at the above Bentall location, and Aug 17 on his fun-filled R&B Boat Cruise. Tix contact infobillydixon@shaw.ca

Hope to see you soon!

PS Watch for my new album in October, itsa gonna bea smasharooni...

ciao 4 niao,

♬♩ Gabriel Mark Hasselbach  ♬♩



Winnipeg show today

Great weather for an awesome show today, with myself, Rob Tardik, and Walle Larsson at the Lyric outdoor stage!

Be sure to check out my Facebook Store for my hard to find CDs and downloads....

This weekend in music

It has proven to be a sum-sum-summery month, perfect for any kind of fun, except maybe .... curling.
I will be at my now regular Friday gig at the swank new Hard Rock Casino starting at 9:30 and I have lots of great new tunes to funkify and jazzify you in the UNLISTED LOUNGE. The food is good too. Come and try out a new pastime, at what used to be the Boulevard Red Robinson Casino.

I won't be at Ten Ten Tapas as per usual this Saturday- filling in will be soulman Riley Inge. Check him out.

Sunday I am performing with my award winning guitar buddy Rob Tardik in Winnipeg on the fabulous and iconic Lyric Theatre outdoor stage. It will be a great festival and saxist Walle Larsson will also perform. The weather looks good for an outdoor show, so put out the word.

Back to Hard Rock and Ten Ten Tapas the following week... Come enjoy!

Music update for July 11, 12, 13

Well..... I just got back this week from Jazz On The Mountain at Blue, in Ontario. I had the good fortune to play in Gino Vanelli's band for his show, then had my performance, with guest guitarist Rob Tardik. The highlight for me was seeing, hearing, and hanging with the iconic Yellow Jackets. I taped some of their master classes and performance, and will share soon on this blog.

This weekend is jam packed, and I certainly hope to see you at one of my new (and regular) events, because next weekend I will be in Winnipeg performing at the Lyric Theatre, an ongoing outdoor festival there. Rob Tardik and Walle Larsson will join in- they were both on my last album, Kissed By The Sun.  

This Friday in the day, 11:30 -2:30, I will be performing at a cool event (it includes free BBQ- what's not to like?) for high end goldsmith Jose Jewellery Inc,  #3, 1920 - 152nd Street, in White Rock. Fun summertime dealio... Mark Madriga, our favorite weatherman will be there, too. Drop by if you are in the area...

Friday evening I am performing at The Hard Rock Casino, by the Port Mann Bridge- it turned into a cool place since the new owners renovated and changed the spin. I will be in the Unlisted Lounge with two shows starting at 9:30. Cool vibe in the Unlisted Lounge- and pretty good food, too!

Saturday afternoon I join Soultrain Express at the Lux Lounge at 4:00, as an adjunct to Billy Dixon`s already groovin`show.

Then Saturday eve at 7:30 I am back at Ten Ten Tapas, and this week the multi-talented Willy Ward will be appearing with a special set. Come check out what kind of mayhem we get into! Billy Dixon and a few more always come in to lend a vocal chord or two as well.... You gotta try the ribs!

Sunday is jazz brunch starting at 11;30, and I`m telling you, the food and view can`t be beat. The music is a perfect underscoring as well!

Come see me this weekend, as I will be away next week.... I do hope to see you sooner than later....



The way we 'enjoy' music- update

Mashable reports that "Google announced Tuesday that it is acquiring the much-loved music service Songza in a bid to ramp up its Play Music offering. In the coming months, Google will 'explore ways to bring what you love about Songza to Google Play Music.' The search giant also says it will also look at ways to bring Songza's features into YouTube and other Google products. 

OMG, there goes the neighborhood (just kidding)... (maybe) ...

Great new tour dates announced plus this holiday weekend events

Summer has hit and it is Festival Season! Hope you have enjoyed some great talent at the Jazz fest in Vancouver- I experienced some awesome artist's shows such as Arturo Sandoval at the Vogue. There were several other notable shows there, and that venue has really great sound as well. Lots of opportunity to be wowed across the city.....

Canada Day is almost upon us, and there is even more music to experience everywhere. Be sure to check out the return of Amanda Wood at Ten Ten Tapas, Vancouver's coolest little jazz bistro, right on the seawall at 1010 Beach Ave. Amanda played the inaugural opening there in November, and I have been performing there since December for New Year's Eve, and on Saturday Eves and Sunday Jazz Brunches. 

I will be there at Ten Ten Tapas today at 7:30 pm, and tomorrow for jazz brunch at 11:30 am. There will be special guests including LJ Mounteney, Lisa Fennell, Billy Dixon, and more.... The patio is awesome and is heated and rain protected for your enjoyment even in iffy weather, the view postcard perfect, and the food is succulent and well priced!
Before I head to Ten Ten today, I will perform with Soultrain Express at the Lux Lounge (1180 Howe St) at 4 pm. This is the rockingest 80's party band in the city.... then as I said, we move the WHOLE party over to Ten Ten Tapas at 7:00 pm.... Come by this weekend because....

This will be my last weekend at Ten Ten for two weeks, as I head back east to Jazz On The Mountain at Blue for my feature show on July 5, and for a performance with the iconic Gino Vanelli, which will be challenging and awesome! See a recent show of his:
And this is what my show at Blue Mountain will look like:

This week! Ten Ten Tapas & Jazz fest line-up

A great weekend has begun! Jazz Fest is underway, and the weather is gettin' good again- the patio is open!

Ten Ten Tapas has emerged as the most notable live jazz venue in Vancouver.

Rossi and his guitar is on fire on Fridays, I am rockin' the ribjoint on Saturday eves and playing it cool for Sunday brunches, and there are lots more great performances by Vancouver's finest throughout the week and for upcoming Canada Day!

Be there or be square, and be sure to make a rezzie!

Check out my latest video while you are at it!

♬♩ Gabriel Mark Hasselbach   

R.I.P. Horace Silver

Horace Silver was a succinct and calm voice amongst the sturm and drang that often informed the bop community. His approach was distilled and erudite, and he was one of my favorite voices of his generation. He was on the first record I ever bought, and I went on to record some of his material such a Senor Blues, on my Swingin'Affair release @ http://myiesstore.com/gabrieljazz/

Article reposted courtesy of:
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June 20, 2014

Horace Silver Dies at 85

By Jeff Tamarkin

NEA Jazz Master Horace Silver, an extraordinarily creative pianist and composer who brought soulfulness, a rhythmic spring and what he called a “meaningful simplicity” to hard bop, died of natural causes June 18 at his home in New Rochelle, N.Y. Silver was 85. A mainstay of the Blue Note Records label throughout the label’s heyday—the early ’50s until 1980—Silver leaves behind a sizable and highly cherished body of work, highlighted by his 1965 album (and its evocative title track, now a jazz standard) Song for My Father, which continues to turn up on lists of essential jazz recordings nearly a half century after its release..

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Make Father's Day Something Special!

Father's Day is so special that we are doing it TWICE!
Live jazz and the exceptionally tasty fare for Brunch that Ten Ten Tapas is known for; and more great jazz and even more taste sensations for Dinner, with a great Prime Rib special! It is a family day, so dinner will be served family style... take advantage of the beautiful ocean view patio!


ORGANIC GREEN SALAD - house made herb vinaigrette

WHIPPED POTATO - crème fraiche, butter & chives 

GRILLED GREEN BEANS - garlic & chili oil, salt & pepper

SLOW ROAST C.A.B. PRIME RIB - salt pepper & mustard crust, horse radish, Yorkshire pudding, natural jus 

Be sure and make your reservations so you won't be disappointed.