Besides {being a|as being a|as a|like a} {a unique|a distinctive|an original|an exceptional} stylist on trumpet, it’s sister instrument flugelhorn {and big|and large|and massive} brother valve trombone, plus the flute {family of|group of|category of|class of} C and alto flutes, Gabriel Mark Hasselbach {is arguably|could well be|might just be|is possibly} {the foremost|the top} progenitor of electronic and digital wind instruments in Canada {if not|otherwise|or even|or else} {the US|the united states|the usa|america}, performing {on the|around the|about the|for the} Akai EVI 1000/2000 ({known as the|referred to as|called the|referred to as the} EVI or EWI (ee-wee) {as far back as|dating back to|dating back|way back to} 1985. {He also|Also, he|Younger crowd|Actually is well liked} {has a|includes a|features a|carries a} firm grasp on early and current competitor%u2019s brands, {from the|in the|from your|through the} early Casios and Yamaha Windjammer, WX 7 and WX 11. {The new|The brand new|The newest|The modern} {breed of|variety of|strain of|type of} wind instruments is USB based {and has|and it has|and possesses|and contains} evolved tremendously, but Gabriel has {such a|this type of|this kind of|a real} fluid touch and expressiveness {on the|around the|about the|for the} original EVI, {that it|it|which it|who's} remains his favorite non acoustic instrument. Remember, {an electronic|a digital|an electric|an electronic digital} wind instrument {is really|is actually|is absolutely|is basically} {just a|only a|merely a|simply a} synthesizer for horn players, {and can|and may|and will|which enable it to} trigger {a plethora of|an array of|various|numerous} sounds, but requires skill {and an|as well as an|plus an|with an} intuitive design {to be|to become|being|to get} {an effective|a highly effective|an efficient|a powerful} tool {in the hands of|at the disposal of|within reach of|to} {a player|a person|a new player|a gamer} {used to|accustomed to|utilized to|employed to} the nuance and {control of|charge of|power over|control over} {a real|a genuine|an actual|a true} wind instrument.
Breath, lip and pitch bending, vibrato, and range {all have|have the ability to} to {be taken into consideration|be considered}. For Gabriel, the EVI {is still the|remains the|remains to be the|continues to be} benchmark {for this|with this|because of this|just for this} idiom. Gabriel {is the|may be the|will be the|could be the} featured artist {at the|in the|on the|with the} boutique label, {and there|there|where there|high} {you will find|you'll find|you will discover|you can find} his complete catalog of physical and digital releases. Downloads {are also available|can also be found|are offered also|can be found} from outlets {such as|for example|including|like} CD,,, {and others|yet others|among others|while others}
flute, and digital winds. {He has|He's|He's got|She has} had substantial playlist and chart success {in the past|previously|before|during the past} {with his|together with his|along with his|regarding his} dozen albums, over seven Billboard top 20 charting tracks. Gabriel {is a|is really a|can be a|is often a} multiple JUNO award winner, {as well as the|along with the|plus the|and also the} {recipient of|person receiving|people receiving|parent receiving} Album {of The Year|of the season|of year|of this year} and Instrumentalist {of the Year|of the season|of year|of this year} awards {at the|in the|on the|with the} Canadian Smooth Jazz Awards, {and has|and it has|and possesses|and contains} received several gold and platinum record awards. {He is|He's|He could be|He or she is} also {adept at|skilled at|good at} mainstream jazz, and spent {two months|8 weeks|2 months|60 days} {on the|around the|about the|for the} Jazz Week charts, the definitive {guide to|help guide to|self-help guide to|help guide} straight-ahead jazz. However, {the field|the area|the sector|area of} {in which|by which|where|through which} Gabriel really blossoms is contemporary jazz, or {as it is|because it is|since it is|as it's} {often referred to|known|also known as|also called}, smooth jazz. Gabriel says {that there is|that there's|that there are|there's} {something that|something which|a thinging} reaches him the deepest {in that|for the reason that|because|in this} idiom, {because the|since the|as the|for the reason that} melodies are memorable, the rhythms are strong, {and the|and also the|as well as the|along with the} artist%u2019s expression through improvisation {is more|is much ore|is a lot more|is a bit more} {akin to|similar to|comparable to|quite like} rich permutations of { texture|texture and color} {rather than the|as opposed to the|instead of the|rather than} angular, mathematical, {and sometimes|and often|and quite often|and infrequently} abrasive timbre of %u2018modern jazz%u2019- {the hard|hard|the difficult|the tough} edged warriors who push the aural envelope. {The list|Their email list|This list|Their list} of artists that Gabriel has recorded or performed with read {like a|just like a|being a|as being a} Jazz and Pop who%u2019s who: Michael Bubl�, George Benson, Bob James, Brian Bromberg, Chuck Loeb, Jeremy Monteiro, Robben Ford, Jeff Lorber, Paul Brown, Marc Antoine, Miles Black, Rock Hendricks, Dave Koz, Spyro Gyra, 480 East, Nathan East, Harvey Mason, David Sanborn, Warren Hill, Darren Rahn, Alexander Zonjic, Heart, Long John Baldry, Little Richard, Ben E. King, Long John Baldry, Powder Blues, John Lee Hooker, Amanda Wood, Brian Simpson, and {a host of|a number of|numerous|quite a few} others.
Gabriel is a totally unique artist, creating and enticing and varied palette of styles and his trumpet, flugelhorn, flute, valve ‘bone, digital wind instruments, and voice with erudite grace and lyricism. He has had eleven Billboard hits and performs and/or records with well-known artists such as the late Chuck Loeb, Jeff Lorber, Paul Brown, Bob James, Larry Coryell, Bob Baldwin, Marc Antoine, Greg Manning, Darren Rahn, Warren Hill, Rob Tardik, Rock Hendricks, Tony Saunders, Bob Mintzer, Jeremy Monteiro, & Michael Bublé.
Gabriel Mark Hasselbach
Besides a JUNO Award (Canadian equivalent of a Grammy), two JUNO/Technics ‘All Star Band’ Awards, a West Coast Music Award, a Jazz In The Park ‘Best Instrumental Performance’ Award, an Ampex Golden Reel Award, and several gold and platinum albums to his credit (with his earlier group Powder Blues and others), 2011 saw Gabriel win both ‘Album of the Year’ and ‘Instrumen- talist of the Year’ awards at the Canadian Smoothies for his album ‘Told Ya So’. Gabriel was born and raised in Denver, Colorado, but lives and works out of Vancouver, Phoenix, and New Orleans. He has steadily built up a solid body of work, with 15 albums under his own name, and eleven Billboard hits. He continues to develop his fanbase through live appearances, extensive radio and TV exposure, and the social media networking of his fans. He’s at home in small group or big band, and can tackle all styles of jazz.
A dozen remastered albums now available
He walks the fine line between contemporary jazz, classic jazz, & New Orleans idioms, incorporating all effortlessly into a smooth and seamless stage show, brimming with lyricism, color, and texture. His influences range from classic artists like Blue Mitchell, Freddie Hubbard, and Chet Baker, to contemporaries like Chris Botti, Til Bronner, and Rick Braun. Gabriel is best known as a trumpeter, but is an enigma in the jazz world as he is not limited to one style of jazz, nor just one instrument. On these projects, he sets aside his contemporary jazz street cred and mines the classic jazz and New Orleans lexicon and gives it his own spin. He plays trumpet, flute, flugelhorn, & valve 'bone. Here he has enlisted well known longtime colleagues Ernie Watts, Cory Weeds, & Miles Black to craft a highly listenable soul-jazz record with hard-swinging Mainstream jazz sensibilities,succinct Contemporary jazz clarity, and rollicking New Orleans jazz panache. Gabriel debuted his MidCentury Modern Vol.1 in New Orleans during Jazz Fest at some notable NOLA venues, such as The Mahogany Jazz Hall and New Orleans Jazz Museum, Trifecta accomplished!
Gabriel has performed at Montreux, North Sea, JVC, Chandler, Portugal, Kuala Lumpur, Australia, Singapore, Mexico, Japan, South Africa, and more. He has performed privately for Presidents, Royalty, Bill Gates, and was featured at the Beijing Olympics, and on stage with megastars such as Michael Bublé, George Benson, Larry Coryell, John Denver & Gino Vanelli,
There is a new release waiting for your ears! Actually two, an embarrassment of riches! May 2024 sees the compilation “The Vocalists’ come to light, 18 vocal tracks from Gabriel’s last 14 albums, 1981-2022. Check out the link on the splash page at this site. July 15 sees Gabriel’s tour de force ‘Count Your Lucky Stars’ drop on all DSPs. More than two years in the making, this is the culmination of Gabe’s melodic approach and the mad skills of co-writer and co-producer Lew Laing, who worked with Gabe on his 2014 hit album ‘Open Invitation’. ‘Count Your Lucky Stars’ is a deep aural dive.