I have an opening night out PoCo way at a cool new venue where they really appreciate the music!
The owners come from a noted line of big band trumpeters and music aficionados...
Come support my first night there and let's make a big splash and show them how it's done!
CROSSROADS LOUNGE 7-9 pm
1545 Lougheed Hwy, Port Coquitlam (map) - not far from the Terry Fox Theatre
Food available in the lounge but is a limited menu from Izba Bistro in the hotel.
IF YOU CAN'T MAKE THE CROSSROADS EVENT, DON'T FORGET FRIDAY DEC 2 AT THE PINNACLE ON THE PIER (FEAT. ALITA DUPRAY) AND THE SYLVIA HOTEL JAZZ JAM!
INTERNATIONAL A & R:
"Look out Rick Braun. Move over Chris Botti. Gabriel Mark Hasselbach is a talent to be reckoned with." Joseph Bertie The Warner Music Group
From a Superstar:
Gabriel Mark Hasselbach's new CD "Open Invitation" on which he wrote all the tunes and plays trumpet, flugel, alto and C flutes, ‘valve bone, and EVI, is a tour de force of arranging and production. Each tune also features a famous guest artist all of whom fit perfectly into the picture. Gabriel sounds great on everything.... no easy task, and should be really proud of this one! You'll find yourself humming these tunes when you least expect it! ....... Randy Brecker
Gabriel - Open Invitation (2014) “Trumpet player Gabriel Mark Hasselbach - or just ‘Gabriel’ - comes up with an awesome album full of memorable tracks and tons of first-rate guest players, like Bob Mintzer, Bob Baldwin, Greg Manning and many others. The music is groovy and offers a lot of variety, the musicianship is on a high level, and the smooth trumpet and flugelhorn playing of the leader holds it all together. Great stuff!” ~ Peter Boehi Smoothvibes.com
“With Open Invitation it becomes apparent that Gabriel needn't shy away from comparison with any other trumpeter in the world.” Hans-Bernd Hülsmann
"An open invitation to get acquainted with Gabriel’s music.... It’s been 3 years since I reviewed Gabriel’s latest album ‘Kissed by the Sun’ here, and for this new one he set to top that. Next to his fiery trumpet and spacious flute, he gave other musicians the opportunity to help him, and those are keyboardists Greg Manning, Bob Baldwin and Cal Harris Jr., Bob Mintzer (Yellowjackets sax), Rock Hendricks (Paul Hardcastle sax), as well as breakout stars such as guitarists Adam Rohrlick and Olaf deShield. Opener and second single ‘Count Me In’ features guitarist Adam Rohrlick and Gabriel blows a laidback groove. The first single ‘Propulsion’ features Greg Manning on piano and landed in the top 15. The title track is a really smooth tune with Cal Harris Jr. on keyboards, while ‘Init2Winit’ is a happy song. On ‘Charmed Life’ you can hear the piano of Bob Baldwin, while romance is in the air on the ballad ‘Lovelight’ with vocalists Dee & Brittani Cole. After that comes ‘Let’s Do This Thang’ with Olaf deShield on guitar, but it’s the latinesque ‘Let It Slide’ with sax man Bob Mintzer that turns it funky. ‘Aurora Borealis’ is more relaxed, and Gabriel takes us to the islands with ‘Carte Blanche’. Indeed, a nice melodic album, that shows Gabriel’s versatility. There’s not a bad track here!" Patrick Van de Wiele http://www.smoothjazz.eu/