Enjoy this~ Gabriel
Enjoy this~ Gabriel
Enjoy this~ Gabriel
Wow, getting excited about so much!
Heading down soon to The JW Desert Ridge Jazz Festival, and will be hanging with my good jazz buds Warren Hill and Nick Colionne. They both have great new shows and new albums in the works, and it should be an exciting place to perform!
The Wave 'Smoothie' Awards comes later in April, and that will be a great weekend party with so many great names. Larry Carlton will be awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award (deservedly so), but other nominees like myself will just have to wait and see what transpires!
The Smoothies are always a great show and party (thanks to visionary Mary Kirk) and continues on at the Old Mill in TO the following night, where it inevitably becomes an All Star Jam.... I have had the opportunity to play with some great guys that would normally not be on the same gig, such as Rick Braun and Greg Adams, and have made some new friends and colleagues on stage, where I first met Nick Colionne, Peter White, Jessy J, and the fabulous David Sanborn.
Keep the Drive Alive and support the talent that puts heart and soul into every note you love!
Sent from my iPhone, sorry for brevity or typos! Gabriel
Checking in from My travels in Oz. Doing a little two week tour here, three cities. Posting today from Sydney, I am here in the studios of Eastside fm 89.7 (or streaming at www.eastsidefm.org). I am here in the studios doing an interview with the cool tag team of Reed & March and their show A Twist of Cool. My latest release Told Ya So was in named here in Oz as one of the top 20 albums of 2010. In the last two weeks I performed some luxe licks at the Paris Cat in Melbourne, and in the Sydney area at the Clarendon in Surry Hills, Woolahra Jazz Bar in Woolahra, the Sheaf in Double Bay, and The Civic in the city. Having a good time and will post some video soon. Attended the Roy Ayers show at The Basement (where I played a few years back). Good show, very beat heavy.... Packed house, SRO. He can still play the vibes, tho... Had them midi'd to synth sounds. Back to Vancouver for a concert with the big band Urbana on Feb 25.
Hugs from Down Under! Gabriel
by Nikki Baulisch - Marketing Coordinator
February 9, 2011 | 11:00 am
committed Evolver that says,“Evolv gets me through long days in the studio, extensive traveling, and gives me edge and focus on stage.”
We were happy to find out that his new smooth jazz cd release ‘Told Ya So‘ is currently on the US and Canadian charts and has been nominated for Album of the Year, and Gabriel himself for Wind Instrumentalist of the Year at the 2011 www.TheWaveAwards.ca where he’ll also be performing April 29 in Ontario, Canada.
This is Gabriel’s (lucky) 13th album, and although the industry praise is already high for ‘Told Ya So’, the award winners are determined largely by popular voting online only until Feb 18. You can support a fellow Evolver by submitting your votes for Gabriel’s two awards at here: https://elect.everyonecounts.com/app/15/22
Congratulations Gabriel and good luck!
Whew, it has been a whirlwind few months! I realized I haven't posted or tweeted or facebooked for ages....
The Wave Awards Nominating Committee
Nov 3, 2010
Gabriel Mark Hasselbach
The Nominating Committee for The Wave Awards (formerly the Canadian Smooth Jazz Awards)
is delighted to announce that you has been nominated in the following categories:
Instrumentalist of the Year for 2010
Album of the Year for 2010 -Told Ya So
(with Miles Black)
The Wave Awards is the 7th in our series of Awards shows and takes place FRIDAY APRIL 29th, 2011 once again in beautiful Hammerson Hall at the Living Arts Centre in Mississauga, Ontario where we will be honouring you and the many other outstanding artists, both Canadian and International, who have contributed to the success of the Wave’s “Smooth Jazz” radio format in Canada. The 2011 recipient of the George Benson Lifetime Achievement Award will be guitar great, Larry Carlton.
All nominations will be posted soon on the Wave Awards website: thewaveawards.ca Congratulations on your nominations!
Let your fans know that secure on-line voting begins at thewaveawards.ca on Monday January 10th and ends Friday February 18th, 2011. (link available in media section)
Winners will be determined primarily by the results of the voting with some industry input.