Hi friends, fans, and foodies!

Tomorrow, Thursday, is going to be sunny and mild at 9 degrees C, and that is such a great reason to head on out for the Rockin' The Ribjoint BluJazz night at Ten Ten Tapas. Music starts at 7 pm with my cohort, the wailing guitarist Adam Rohrlick, and we tailor the jazz more 'night time' with a blue and funky collection of tunes - I even added a dozen new ones! Check out the amazing BBQ ribs, and maybe try one of the unique bourbon cocktails created by the bar master. Even if you THINK you don't like bourbon, you will be more than surprised- and if you are already a bourbon fan, try the unique flights, where you can taste some of the most alluring bourbons on the scene. Music goes till the audience gets weak with delirium!!

Brunch at Ten Ten Tapas is going stronger than ever and I hope to see you there soon. The view is amazing, the food superb (with new, bigger plates, lol!) and a new bandstand so the sightlines are good from everywhere. The staff is geared up for the big crowds, and if you have been there and felt underserved, come on back- it's all good! My jazz is perfect for a leisurely brunch, so come and enjoy. Sundays start at 11:30, and are ongoing, so make it your hangout before jazz vespers or before a movie matinee. The weather will be nice this Sunday, so come on in- but just a reminder- the building is having an electrical upgrade on Jan 26 and will be dark that day only. 

Ten Ten has been handed the jazz torch, and is now the ONLY jazz joint in Vancouver with great live music 5 nights a week! Supporters are always needed, and a jazz family has grown large and strong... come be part of it! Music starts at 7 pm, except for Sundays, which is 11:30 am....

Wednesday: Cory Weeds & Bill Coon: 'straight-ahead'  http://tinyurl.com/m3rkhvk
Thursday: Gabriel Mark Hasselbach & Adam Rohrlick: 'blujazz'   
Friday: Rossi 'nuevo flamenco'  
Saturday: Vancouver's finest pianist/vocalists 
Sunday: Jazz Brunch with Gabriel 

Ten Ten Tapas is at 1010 Beach ave, right on the SeaWalk. It is easy to find and easy to park. Just walk through the big arch in the tower at 1000 Beach Ave, 50 meters east of the Burrard Bridge underpass. Rezzies at 604-689-7800 

Good Food, Good Jazz, Good Friends


The new single from Gabriel Mark Hasselbach `Ready When You Are`, went for radio adds Jan 13 and immediately got some sweet traction! This will be the fourth Billboard charting track from the trumpeter/flautist/flugelhornist. Here's to an auspicious start, and thanks for your support......



Honoring recently deceased Yusef Lateef and Dwayne Burno, plus a tribute to Jim Hall

Redistributed from Jazz Times in honor of three great jazz legends.... RIP

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January 8, 2014

Yusef Lateef Dies at 93

By Evan Haga

Few jazz musicians balanced intellect and instinct, head and heart, as effectively or seamlessly as Yusef Lateef, who died at 93 on Dec. 23, at home in Massachusetts. His prescience and influence as a player and composer were mighty, and often go overlooked, maybe because his innovations resulted in such likable, lucid music, based often in sheer melody and modal groove. A tenorman who projected the sort of bluesy romance we associate with great midcentury hard bop, he became one of jazz’s best
flutists, with a stately attack and a pulsating vibrato that gave his sound a breathy humanity. He was also jazz’s first true multiculturalist, whose musicological passion for Eastern musics cleared new paths for improvising musicians.

Read more at JazzTimes.com


Yusef Lateef. Photo by Jimmy Katz




Bassist Dwayne Burno Is Dead at 43

By Jeff Tamarkin

Dwayne Burno, a bassist who played with a who’s who of jazz artists and led his own groups, died Dec. 28, in New York City following a long battle with kidney disease. He was 43. Burno was diagnosed with kidney disease in 2004 and underwent a kidney transplant in 2010. Burno appeared on more than 50 recordings and also led his own Dwayne Burno Quintet, which performed at New York’s Smalls and other venues.

Read more at JazzTimes.com


Dwayne Burno



Guitarist Joel Harrison Remembers Jim Hall

By Joel Harrison

Jim Hall was a composer first, guitar player second. I believe he looked at improvising as composition. Many do, of course, but with Jim it was evident all the time. His playing was thoughtful without being cerebral, organized without being restrictive, melodic and yet elliptical and surprising, sometimes romantic but never sentimental. He had a keen sense of humor in his playing and writing, and in his life.

Read more at JazzTimes.com


Photo by Jim Allen





New pics from FanClub gig

We had a really rocking gig at The Vancouver Fan Club last week!
So many friends and fans came out and we had to play overtime....

It was Adam Rohrlick on guitar, Kerry Galloway on bass, Jason Decouto on keys, and Don Powrie on drums.

Ken Stewart is a musician and renaissance man, and truly has an amazing eye for photo and video -he shot these pics: 

Gabriel Mark Hasselbach  ♬♩

New Years Eve at Ten Ten Tapas


After an onslaught of great shows, I am most looking forward to New Year's Eve at Ten Ten Tapas, where we will have a classy yet exciting evening, with my tasty mix of live jazz, and even tastier food! This won't exactly be low key, but it will be warm and inviting, and it WILL get pretty rockin'!

We expect a very memorable event with a low dosage of hassle and a high dosage of fun....

Check it outhttp://www.tententapas.com/events.html

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Double Header Gigs Tomorrow- Wanna see your face in the place!

Two really cool gigs tomorrow, so come on by!

If you want to start your day right with a sumptuous Sunday Brunch and some even tastier jazz, come on down to Ten Ten Tapas in Vancouver's West End. It is just east of the Aquatic Centre on the SeaWalk at .... wait for it ... 1010 Beach #3. Beautiful view and the perfect atmosphere to get your mid-holiday Sunday revved up.

Speaking of revved up, I certainly will be by the time I start my evening set at The Vancouver Fan Club, that cool new venue at 1050 Granville. I will have my full 'n' funky band assembled for a concert style performance, similar to what I do on US festival and concert stages.

Show starts at 8 pm, but seats go fast and I suggest a 7 pm arrival. Tix are only $10 and there is a nice menu if you have worked up your appetite....

On stage will be Adam Rohrlick on guitar, Don Powrie on drums, Kerry Galloway on bass, Jason DeCouto on keys, and Miles Black and a few well known sax players have promised to come sit in. (Saxheads: if you are reading this, get that horn in the car and aim it downtown). It's gonna rock!

photo by Gordon Goble

BTW, just announced: My latest single Ready When You Are 'goes for adds' at radio on Jan 13. If it catches fire, it will be my fourth Billboard charting song... 


Gabriel's Holiday Notes on iTunes!

Gabriel's Holiday Notes

Recently rerecorded, rearranged, and remastered... 

It features guest artists like Miles Black, Rayford Griffin, Luis Giraldo, Kate Hammett - Vaughan, and Jimm Taylor on classics done with a twist. Check out my sparkling Christmas album on iTunes:

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Gabriel's Holiday Notes

Gabriel Mark Hasselbach

Christmas: Jazz

Released: 2013

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Exciting new performances coming up!

Today was Friday the 13th, but all was good!

I played two daytime events and am home now to prep for what is to come......
December is usually a busy month anyway, but there is a truly diverse and exciting schedule coming up for me...

I am humbled and honoured to be a part of the Universal Gospel Choir's Gala Christmas Concerts 'Yule: Share The Light'
Tomorrow, Sat Dec 14  7:30 pm ~ 
Mt. Seymour United Church, 1200 Parkgate Avenue, North Vancouver, BC, 
Sunday, Dec 15, 7:30 pm 7:30 pm
St Mary’s Anglican Church, 2490 West 37th Avenue, Kerrisdale, Vancouver

Sunday morning at 11:30 am, I am performing the Jazz Brunch at Vancouver's newest jazz spot, Ten Ten Tapas. It is on the SeaWalk near the Aquatic Centre and is easy to get to. http://tententapas.posthaven.com/thursday-jazz-at-ten-ten-tapas

Monday through Friday next week I am playing Christmas Jazz in the lobby of Bentall Tower 5, at 550 Burrard as part of a Food Bank Drive  11:45-1:15 daily. Enjoy the music and sip a coffee in the Blenz lounge...

Thursday eve at 7 pm I am performing at Ten Ten Tapas for our 'Rockin' the Ribjoint' event, which will also feature bluesy hotshot Adam Rohrlick on guitar. BBQ, Beer, and Bourbon!  http://tententapas.posthaven.com/thursday-jazz-at-ten-ten-tapas

On Sunday Dec 22,  I am back for Jazz Brunch at Ten Ten Tapas, then I am thrilled to be part of A Starry Night Red Cross Benefit for Typhoon Victims (see poster below) at 5 pm.

Then on Boxing Day, the 26th, I will be skipping Ten Ten Tapas so the staff can rest!

One of the most exciting events for me is the opportunity to play a full tilt boogie show of all my hardest hitting tunes from my album repertoire, at The Fan Club Sunday Dec 29, at 1050 Granville St. I will be hitting it hard starting at 7:30, and have the JazzFunk Allstars with me: Kerry Galloway, Don Powrie, Adam Rohrlick, and Jason Decouto. The Fan Club is known for punchy acts, and we will be keeping in the tradition! Only $10! Get your midweek holiday jam on! http://vancouverfanclub.ca/events/gabriel-hasselbach-live-smooth-jazz/

Then for New Year's Eve, I will be back at Ten Ten Tapas for a great evening, and will also feature Adam Rohrlick on guitar. See poster below.

Hope to see you out at one or more of these events..... 

Love and holiday cheer,



New single in January- Ready When You Are

Monday Dec 9 Typhoon Fundraiser

Hey everyone...

I am real busy these weeks, last and next!

Tomorrow I am in Richmond with a plethora of other acts, all for a very worthwhile cause- Typhoon victims who are still in a very bad way. Hope you can make it

Title will be "Gig For Life" 7:30 pm. Venue: Stage One Academy, Richmond

Please invite people. Kids are allowed. The venue is a studio but it will transform into a bar / lounge kind of thing with a stage and a bar. Let's do it! 

Today is brunch at Ten Ten Tapas if course. 

Tonight I will be in the audience for Amanda Woods amazing Christmas Show at the Kay Meek Theatre. Don't miss it if you have not seen her. Tix at the door or on FB.

This coming week I will be playing Christmas Jazz in the Bentall 5 lobby (550 Burrard) from 11:30- 1:30 weekdays. There is a Second Cup there where you can sip a mocha machiato and listen to swingin' Yuletide tunes. Which reminds me - I have a newly released  Christmas cd finally up on iTunes... Have a listen- it features Miles Black and Luis Giraldo.

Thursday is Rockin' the Ribjoint night at Ten Ten Tapas, live music starting at 7.

Friday and yesterday I played with Alfie Zappacosta at Blue Frog Theatre in White Rock for two sold out shows. He is known for hits like 'We Should Be Lovers' and other stuff including Dirty Dancing soundtrack. Great performer who has transformed him self as has Sting...

Hope to see you!

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Gabriel Mark Hasselbach  ♬♩
Main site: www.gabrieljazz.com   + 
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