Lots happened this week and even more to come, especially for Father's Day!
I had lots of action on the Billboard charts lately as featured soloist on Bob Baldwin's Chameleon 3000. That tune is blazing up the charts and racking up sales (for Bob that is!), and my name is getting out there. Ubiquity is my goal!
You can always find my updated schedule at www.gabrieljazz.com/shows.htm
This Saturday, I am helping out my good friend Dr Tony Wong with his Burnaby Vision Care grand opening at 3801 Hastings. What a great new store with the largest selection of eyewear around. Jazz from 10 am to 4 pm.
I will be joining Billy Dixon and Soultrain Express at the Lux Lounge (1080 Howe) as soon as I can get there, around 4:30- 7 pm, and then I perform at Ten Ten Tapas at 7:30, just around the corner at 1010 Beach Ave. We always have lots of guests to make the event special. A new set of tunes will be debuted! And don't forget the super yummy food and cozy patio! Billy Dixon and Lisa Fennell will sing, so c'mon down Luis and Nick, Cecille and Riley, Brock and Gerry, Willy and Daryl!
In three weeks I will be in Ontario at Blue Mountain Jazz Fest, in the Georgian Bay/Collingwood/cottage country area, I will be performing with Gino Vanelli for his show on July 4, and then have my own featured show July 5. I will stick around on Sunday to hear the Yellowjackets......
July 20 I will be at the Lyric Theatre (Outdoor Festival) with Rob Tardik and Walle Larsson for the Canadian Brass and Steel show that we put together.
During this time, except the above mentioned dates, I will be starting a new regular gig at the Hard Rock Casino in Coquitlam on Friday nights- come down, you will like the lounge I am at!
However, I am still holding court at Ten Ten Tapas every Saturday night at 7:30, and also for Sunday Jazz Brunch at 11:30 am. This coming Father's Day will be extraordinary, as I will play brunch, as well as dinner from 7-9. A fantastic prime rib dinner is planned for all the carnivorous, under appreciated Fathers out there! LJ Mounteney and Melissa Howell will be guesting as vocalists extraordinaire!
Also, I recently launched my new FaceBook music store, that has ALL by back catalog available as digital downloads AND hard disks.... check it out! There are guests on my dozen cds that include Dee Daniels, Paul Horn, Nancy Ruth, Christine Duncan, Warren Hill, Miles Black, Amanda Wood, Brian Bromberg, Chuck Loeb, Jeff Lorber, Marc Antoine, and many more!
See you soon!