Gabriel Mark Hasselbach (you can call him Gabe!) is an award winning multi instrumentalist with a firm grasp on contemporary and mainstream jazz idioms. He is a unique stylist on trumpet, flutes, flugelhorn, valve trombone and digital wind instruments, with more than a dozen CDs under his own name, and numerous releases with other artists as player and/or producer, several of which have gone gold, platinum, and even double platinum. He has a JUNO Award (Canadian equivalent to a Grammy), the Golden Reel Award, the West Coast Music Award, Technics All Star Band Awards, and many more kudos, features and nominations.
Gabriel has performed at jazz fests worldwide, such as Montreux, North Sea, JVC, Vancouver International, and other high profile clubs and soft seaters, and has been consistently present on radio charts. Besides the luminary guests present on ‘Told Ya So’ (Jeff Lorber, Paul Brown, Marc Antoine, Darren Rahn, Miles Black, Rock Hendricks & Amanda Wood), he has recorded or performed with the likes of Michael Bublè (he even produced Michael’s CD ‘Dream’), George Benson, Chris Isaak, John Denver, Bob James, Heart, Cold Blood, Little Richard, Spyro Gyra, Jeremy Monteiro, The O’Jays, Long John Baldry, The Powder Blues, Ben E. King, Nikki Yanofsky, Brian Culbertson, Mary Wells, David Sanborn, and many more.
He has performed for Bill Gates in his home, for the President of Singapore, and also performed at the 2008 Beijing and 2010 Vancouver Olympics. Several of his albums have been nominated for Album of the Year at The Canadian Smooth Jazz Awards, and he himself has been nominated several times for Wind Instrumentalist of the Year. Enjoy this new project, Told Ya So, his best work to date!
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