Gabriel Mark Hasselbach plays the sexiest smooth jazz around on trumpet, flugelhorn, 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 thing that|something} 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 more|is a lot more|is a bit more} {akin to|similar to|comparable to|quite like} rich permutations of {color and 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.
Besides {being a|as being a|as a|like a} {a unique|a distinctive|an original|an exceptional} stylist on trumpet, it%u2019s 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 Windtunnel Records.com, {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 Baby.com, iTunes.com, Amazon.com, {and others|yet others|among others|while others}.
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Gabriel is a totally unique artist, creating an enticing and varied palette of textures and colors with his trumpet, flugelhorn, flute, valve ‘bone, and electronic wind instruments with erudite grace and lyricism. He has had a half dozen Billboard Top 20 charting tracks of his own, and many more with other Artists as featured soloist. His new album OPEN INVITATION builds on the successes of 2012’s tour de force KISSED BY THE SUN and 2010’s Canadian Smooth Jazz Awards Album of the Year TOLD YA SO, which yielded four Top Twenty Billboard hits. OPEN INVITATION launches like a rocket with the powerpacked first single PROPULSION, featuring the soaring piano of chart topper Greg Manning. Gabriel is ‘all systems go’ and ignites with his fiery trumpet and spacious flute. Other guests joining Gabriel on OPEN INVITATION include Bob Baldwin (who featured Gabriel on his hits Seabreeze and Chameleon 3000), Cal Harris Jr (Shelter Island), Bob Mintzer (Yellowjackets), Rock Hendricks (Paul Hardcastle, Cold Blood), etc.
  the new release from Gabriel Mark Hasselbach
Windtunnel Records presents 
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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 over a dozen albums under his own name, and many more with other artists. He has toured the world, such as Montreux (Switzerland), North Sea (Holland), JVC, Japan, Singapore, Philippines, Mexico, Canada, and the US, and continues to develop his fanbase through live appearances, extensive radio and TV exposure, and the ongoing social media networking of his fans. He is at home in small group or big band, and can tackle all styles of jazz. Gabriel has recorded or performed with the likes of such varied artists as Michael Bublé (Gabriel performed with him extensively, recorded several albums with him, and produced the MB album ‘Dream’), Bob James, Jeff Lorber, Paul Brown, Greg Manning, Chuck Loeb, Brian Bromberg, Little Richard, George Benson, John Denver, Tom Scott, The O’Jays, Gino Vanelli, Heart, Darren Rahn, Marc Antoine, John Lee Hooker, and Long John Baldry. Recent collab- orations include feature trumpet on Paul Hardcastle’s ‘VII’, and recent releases by Bob Baldwin, Steve Oliver, Rob Tardik, and Rock Hendricks. 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 prestigious ‘Album of the Year’ and ‘Instrumentalist of the Year’ awards at the Canadian Smoothies for  ‘Told Ya So’.
Buy disc or full download of Open Invitation directly from this Webstore  and get a free unreleased download of Gabriel with the late, great, Grammy winning UK guitarist Ronny Jordan.
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