Gabriel's remaining summer shows

Today, Aug 14, is the last public Vancouver show for me this summer. Come on down:
Aug 14 at 11:30 - 1:30 @ Metrotower II Plaza, on the south side of Metropolis (Kingsway and Willingdon area, but further east on Central Blvd). Look for tenting and the big fountain... And the funky and smoking' band!

Friday I am off to Winnipeg for a Sunday outdoor show at the Lyric Theatre in the Park, then pn to Quebec City and Montreal after that. It has been a good summer! Played LA, Vegas, Tucson, Phoenix, etc... with icons such as Paul Brown and Jeff Lorber...

BTW, my new disc Kissed By The Sun is still moving up the charts with more spins at radio than ever! Great revues of the cd at my blog

When you go to my regular Facebook page, be sure to flip over to my music page.... That's a better place to hang out.....

Below is a multi-panel painting in progress of me by the famous artist/musician Raymond Chow, who is arguably Vancouver's most versatile and prolific renaissance man. Thanks Raymond!

Gabriel Mark Hasselbach
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Gabriel's Pix from the Archives

Here are some recently discovered shots of Gabriel Mark Hasselbach's 
Big Band taken Aug 29, 1999 at an outdoor show in Vancouver.

Michael Buble' performed in Gabriel's large ensemble for a several years prior, and shown 
below are (at the time) up-and-comers Beverley Staunton (currently with Dancing With 
The Stars house band), and Warren Stanyer, gold-artist-at-large. Photos by Gladys Lee.

a great new review for Kissed By The Sun

Esteemed Jazz Educator, Reviewer, and Music Fan, Ronald Jackson, wrote a great review for Kissed By The Sun for TheSmoothJazzRide website, and I took the liberty of condensing some of his wonderful comments below for space consideration. Check out his complete site and read the very well written, full review (with even more cool comments and personnel details) at

"The first notes of the opening track “King James” .….indicate that this is going to be one cool party. It is, and the doors are open for all to attend. What a full, energetic project.  His trumpet leading the way with pure, solid clarity and force, Hasselbach reaches into the engine of contemporary jazz with (co-writer) Jeff Lorber and adds a few more cylinders to ensure that this album not only rides but soars effortlessly through this journey.

This album has everything from good solid funk ..  to a cool, polished straight-ahead number. Ah, the sweetness of jazz when you have the right personnel steering the vehicle. This is “Nobody Goes Anywhere Until This Vibe Stops” music. True aficionados of the genre will be held happily captive.

The snappy and tasteful title track keeps the party in high gear …..and the upbeat “No One Like You” ends the party with a bang. Hasselbach’s Kissed By the Sun brings variety and depth, real depth, to the genre and is truly a must-hear. With Lorber, it is one great collaboration and a demonstration of what true talent can create." –Ronald Jackson

New Chart action - hey Billboard!!

Had a long day prepping charts for my upcoming Vancouver shows.....

Aug 8 Park Place Music In The Park, 666 Burrard St 12:00 - 1:30 pm, Vancouver

Aug 10 Bentall Summer Concert, 1055 Dunsmuir St (on Plaza) 12:00 -1:30 pm Vancouver

Aug 14 Metrotower Summer Concert, Tower II Plaza 11:30 -1:30 pm 4720 Kingsway, Burnaby

.... then I got my radio promoter's tallies for the week... woo-hoo!!!, I cracked Billboard indicator charts and plan on moving on up!