Gabriel's Friday interview 'Smooth In Seattle'

Subject: Friday internet interview

I will be doing the guest DJ spot with Carol Handley on her Smooth In Seattle show Friday. I promote my July 7 Loews Tucson show with Jeff Lorber in this interview and talk about my new album and all the cool guest soloists. It is from 1 – 4pm PDT on on the net.


Join your host Carol Handley weekdays on Smooth In Seattle from 1 – 4pm. Stop by this week to hear Carol in conversation with these artists.

Friday, Feb 17: Trumpeter Gabriel Mark Hasselbach
The Canadian trumpet player has been having some long overdue recognition over the past couple of years that included winning Album of the Year and Instrumentalist of the Year for the Canadian Smooth Jazz Awards and cracking the Top 50 radio charts with each of his first two singles from his most recent effort. Gabriel Mark Hasselbach continues to reap the rewards of his well crafted release Told Ya So into 2012. We'll take some time to catch up with his travels. 

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My good sax buddy Rock Hendricks is getting a lot of exposure these days...

Hi all,

Great news.... Rock Hendricks and I go back many years and his accomplishments are long and notable ie: Cold Blood, Marvin Gaye Jr, and much more, (including several of my albums).

Rock is featured on my third single SHAKE IT DOWN (which will be released to radio on Oct 31), from my 2011 Album of the Year winning project Told Ya So. Check out the new single and the bonus Christmas track here.

Rock also has his own project coming out in the new year, his first solo project in a while. I have a few licks on it, too, how could I not?

At the top of the charts at the moment is Paul Hardcastle VI, and in case you don't know, Rock is the ebullient saxman all over this great project....

After hiding out in the Bay Area session scene for a few years, Rock makes a ubiquitous comeback to radio in a big way .... keep your ears peeled for him!