A BIG THANKS to those of you who made it to Ten Ten Tapas last Sunday for the inaugural jazz brunch featuring my tasty jazz notes... Come down this Sunday and see what you missed.It was packed and the kitchen was so slammed that some didn't get the great service TTT is known for... But they are ready now for the onslaught of jazz lovers (and foodies) who have yet to find a venue with a cool view, cool food, and cool music! Jazz lovers, your time has come.....Ten Ten Tapas is easy to find! It is 'almost' under the Burrard Bridge, just next to the Aquatic Centre. Get to Beach Ave via Howe St. from Pacific Blvd. and turn right and look for the lighted restaurant signs at 1000 Beach Ave, just 100 feet east of the bridge. Park nearby and walk through the little plaza at 1000 Beach to the SeaWalk, and Ten Ten Tapas will be on the right... you can't miss the little outdoor patio and signage. Parking is easy in the Aquatic Centre lot, on the street, or for free under the Granville Bridge, which leads you right on to the SeaWalk. This is right where the Granville Island Ferry docks, so come on over from the south side of False Creek, too!ANNOUNCING:Jazz Brunch every Sunday 11:30-2:30 pm. See what happened last Sunday-video and restaurant details: http://tententapas.posthaven.com/vancouvers-new-jazz-mecca-ten-ten-tapasThursdays has the four B's: BBQ, Bourbon, Beer, and Blues... so come on down 7-9 pm every Thursday! Funky live jazz and blues with Gabriel and band, and bourbon samplers and beer specials.Fridays feature Amanda Wood and other local jazz stars. Always fun and exciting! There is other jazz talent, so don't just come for me!
--New Year's Eve will be an amazing party with a sumptuous 3 course set menu, free valet parking, wine, dessert, and champers (included), and Gabriel's hand picked tunes done live and classy. Two seatings. All for around $75.00 (for the second 'party' seating).!So make a point to drop in soon!
Hey Music Aficionados,
I will have the pleasure of performing with the iconic Canadian radio star Alfie Zappacosta, who will be making a short west coast tour stop at Blue Frog Studios and Theatre this Friday and Saturday Dec 6 & 7.
We go back to the TO scene in the 80's when I was with Powder Blues and was digging deep in the east. Alfie was ubiquitous and a hot property everywhere. He performed at and presented me with Album of the Year Award at the 2011 Canadian Smooth Jazz Awards, which kind of rekindled our musical friendship. Alfie is an award winner himself and has possibly been overlooked by the west- now is your chance to experience his great vocals and songwriting....
Come and enjoy a really great show with special guests Amanda Wood and Dawn Chubai! Here is a sampling of what you will hear:
Here is a timely video homage I created honouring our troops, past and present on this Remembrance Day/ Veteran's Day weekend.
I had the pleasure to tour extensively this last year in support of my third Billboard charting track 'Lock It Up' (which stayed on Billboard 15 weeks and most radio charts for nine months), and have played from California to Detroit, with lots of stops in between. I have developed a really rocking show, and I always try to keep the audiences pumped. For more info: Gabrieljazz.com
So now I've been invited to perform at the big four day Lemonade Weekend festival and awards show in LA in the spring... a really cool event!
Click the pic for lineup, details, and tickets!
A most auspicious Acceptance and Performance at the 2011 Canadian Smooth Jazz Awards
Here is a highlight reel of my recent Arizona concert with guest vocalist, American Idol Finalist Crystal Stark
and the most recent Billboard charting single 'Lock It Up'
and a timely Remembrance Day/ Veterans Day video of my song Come Back Home (from the cd Cool Down)
and what the fans and promoters say
Real sweet gig!
I had the chance to perform in an intimate and unusual setting at the Tohono Chul Nature Reserve Outdoor Theater in Tucson, Arizona. Featured on my show is American Idol finalist Crystal Stark, and the crack backup band led by drummer extraordinaire Pete Swan. On board are the finest players around: Mike Levy on bass, Matt Mitchell on guitar, Richard Katz on keys, and Aaron Szabo on percussion, and Sam Eagon on sound and video. Crystal sang her heart out, and I played trumpet, flute and flugelhorn, putting this team through a repertoire culled from Crystal's upcoming cd, and my past dozen releases, which can be found at GabrielJazz.com.
Thanks to Sandy Riser and Peter at:
Highlights reel from the show