Archive for September 22, 2019

Gabriel Mark Hasselbach plays many instruments – trumpet, flute, flugelhorn and trombone –, but trumpet remains his first choice. Born and raised in Colorado, he followed his muse to Vancouver in the 1970s. “I brought my bike, my trumpet and a stack of music books,” he said in an interview. “I never went to a conservatory, but I read the books, I practised a lot and I performed a lot. I think, this way, I kept my musical self, my uniqueness as a musician.” His career on the world stage started with the multiplatinum Powder Blues Band. After many national and international tours, he launched his solo career. Although he has also had notable straight ahead jazz successes, he prefers “the more rhythmically succinct domain of smooth jazz for the variety of color and texture that it provides”. Also as a soloist, he has toured many festivals (e.g. Montreux Jazz Festival, North Sea Jazz Fest), and has recorded or performed with artists such as Bob James, Little Richard, George Benson, John Denver, The O’Jays, Ben E King, John Lee Hooker, Paul Hardcastle or Michael Bublé (whose album ‘Dream’ was produced in Gabriel’s studio).

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A Little Night Music featuring Alexander Zonjic and Justin Schultz

Friday, September 20, 2019 – 08:00 PM

Alexander Blue House, Greenmead Historical Village, 20501 Newburgh Road, Livonia, MI 48152