Things are heating up!
There has been lots of excitement and interest since I won Album of the Year and Instrumentalist of the Year at the Canadian Smoothies. Things are poppin', and the new single 'Peace Song' is going for adds Monday June 6. It differs from the original version, as we added Paul Brown on guitar for some honey-dripping solo work! Check it out here.
Also, my interview and special on the entire "Told Ya So" album is airing again this weekend on
June 4 Saturday 4PM
June 5 Sunday 9AM
June 5 Sunday 4PM
In case you wanted to check it out!
BTW, my rockin' new merchandise portal goes live June 6 as well, from the main site www.GabrielJazz.com and Facebook.
I enlisted the ultra suave Paul Brown to play some guitar on it and it came out real nice.... Get a preview by clicking here. And in the spirit of a little fun, below are some
Words to Live By......or Not ....
I have kleptomania
but when it gets bad,
I take something for it.
Sometimes too much to drink isn't enough.
Heaven is Where:
The Police are British,
The Chefs are Italian,
The Mechanics are German,
The Lovers are French
It's all organized by the Swiss. Hell is Where:
The Police are German,
The Chefs are British,
The Mechanics are French,
The Lovers are Swiss
It's all organized by the Italians.
Suicidal twin kills sister by mistake!
My short-term memory is not as sharp as it used to be.
Also, my short-term memory's not as sharp as it used to be.
Welcome to Utah
Set your watch back 20 years.
In just two days from now,
tomorrow will be yesterday.
A bartender is just a pharmacist
with a limited inventory.
The statement below is true.
The statement above is false.
I may be schizophrenic,
but at least I have each other.
I am a Nobody.
Nobody is Perfect.
Therefore I am Perfect.
Five million people,
Fifteen last names.
Dyslexics Have More Nuf.
I LOVE COOKING WITH WINE
Sometimes I even put it in the food.
Preserve the Spotted Owl
Other than that, Mrs. Lincoln,
how was the play?
When you work here,
you can name your own salary.
I named mine, "Fred."
Money isn't everything,
but it sure keeps the kids in touch.
Reality is only an illusion
that occurs due to a lack of alcohol.
Red meat is not bad for you
Fuzzy green meat is bad for you.
I am having an out-of-money experience.
Corduroy pillows are making headlines!
I want to die while asleep like my grandfather,
not screaming in terror like the passengers in his car.
I FOUND JESUS!
He was in my trunk when I got back from Tijuana
(l-r) Gabriel, Mindi Abair, Dave Koz, Paul Brown, Jacqui Brown, Brian Simpson, Sylvia Ronahan (Hasselbach), Bettie Miner (awards designer)
Just hangin' before the show!
event, on my way back to Vancouver. I had a couple of amazing days
here, and am bringing home the gold! I am truly humbled and honored to be the 2011 recipient of both the
Instrumentalist of the Year AND Album of the Year at the Canadian
Smooth Jazz Awards! For those who don't follow, these awards and show
are the definitive voice of contemporary jazz in Canada, with the eyes
and input of the world on them, and is arguably the biggest jazz
awards production in North America. I had a cohesive and smoking feature spot playing Rockin' the
Ribjoint, my charting single, and want to thank my band mates Paul
Brown, Vernon Barbary, Andy Scott, Tony Grace, Don Breithaupt, and
Steve Heathcote for such a great groove! Other performers had features and received awards as well, and these
icons were breathtaking. I had the great fortune to play onstage
alongside the brightest stars out there: Larry Carlton, Dave Koz,
Mindi Abair, Brian Simpson, Steve Oliver, Warren Hill, Alexander
Zonjic, and more! Thanks again to all the industry folk, peers and fans for their
support, and by voting for me in these awards. Special kudos go out to Miles Black (who also received an award in
absentia) for his extensive contributions to my winning cd 'Told Ya
So', and to the wonderful players who contributed their own juju to
that project as well: Jeff Lorber, Marc Antoine, Darren Rahn, Paul
Brown, Rock Hendricks, and Amanda Wood. Hopefully these awards will give me more credibility and a leg up in
the industry, and connect me to the right support team to keep moving
forward. In the meantime, I'm just going to keep hittin' it! Don't forget my two upcoming shows in Vancouver May 6 and 8 ..... Go
to www.GabrielJazz.com for more details. In gratitude, Gabriel
Sent from my iPhone, sorry for duplicates or typos!