Gabriel Mark Hasselbach has been on the Vancouver scene for many years and has fine tuned the art of attracting (and keeping) crowds to restaurants and lounges such as Hotel Vancouver 'Roof', Monk McQueens, The Dockside, The Hard Rock Casino, The Blue Martini, and Ten Ten Tapas. He will create an ambiance that makes customers stay longer, order more, and come back again and again!
Harpistry is the essence of the Angel's harp. Incorporating the history of this wondrous instrument with the passion of the artist's soul, Harpistry will underscore the memorable moments you create. Performance is classical, romantic, interpretive, and accessible as required. Presented in formal wear from any romantic era. Harpistry can also perform as the Venetian Water Duo, in Renaissance or medeival attire.
Harpistry song choices
Wedding Processionals: Canon in D -J. Pachebel Bridal Chorus- R. Wagner To Go Beyond- Enya City of Isabel (Renaissance style)- Vangelis Trumpet Voluntary -Clarke
Signing of the Registry: Prelude in C- J.S. Bach Jesu Joy of Mans Desiring -J.S Bach Sheep may safely graze -J.S Bach Watermark -Enya Ave Maria ( Voice and Harp )- F. Schubert Marble Halls- Enya Story Book Love ( Princess Bride) Sonata Follia ( Saraband) 1700 )- A. Corelli Romance ( Song of the garden )18th century To go Beyond -Enya Lothlorien -Enya Panis Angelicus- C. Franck
Recessional: Wedding March -Mendelsshon Pavane style renaissance 19th century- P. Wachs The Celts- Enya Orinico Flow ( Sail Away )- Enya Trumpet Voluntary 17th century- J.Clarke Water Music Finale- G.F. Handel Rondeau (Masterpiece theatre theme)- Mouret
Medieval and Renaissance: Handa 13th cent. Cantiga 13th cent. Dolce Amoroso Ballo Fatto Greensleeves 15th cent. Henry VIIIth Lai et Rotrouenge Richard 1, "Lion Heart" Love Renaissance style (harp and voice)- Heartt Chi passa per stra strada (Renaissance harp and voice)
Irish/Celtic Selections: She moved through the fair Lark in the clear air the Lark in the morning Maids of mourne shore Danny boy Gartan Mothers lullaby Wedding waltz Wearing of the green Believe me if those endearing young charms
17th Century: Prelude- H. Purcell Adagio in G minor- T. Albinoni Menuet -J. Krieger Napolitaine -G.P Telemann Musette- J.S Bach Sonata Follia -A. Corelli Quel plaisir d'aymer sans contrainte (Opera Thesee)(harp and voice) -J.B Lully Musette (Opera Callirhroe) (harp and voice)- J.B Lully Chaconne (Opera Acis and Galatee) (harp and voice) -J.B Lully Aimons, tout nous y convie (Opera Thesee) (harp and voice)- J.B Lully
18th Century: Serenade ( Eine Kleine Nachtmusik ) -W.A Mozart Romance (Eine Kliene Nachtmusik) -W. A Mozart Andante ( Sonata in C )- W.A Mozart Deh Vienni non Tardar (Marriage of Figaro) (harp and voice) -W. A Mozart Four Seasons (Spring and winter)- A.Vivaldi Largo (Ombra mai fu) -G.F Handel Hallelujah Chorus -G.F Handel Air with Variation (Harmonious Blacksmith)- G.F Handel Concerto in D Andante Largo -A. Vivaldi Nel Cor (harp and Voice) -Paisiello O Sleep (Opera Semele) (Harp and voice)- G.F handel Trumpet Voluntary -Clarke Watermusik -G.F Handel Rondeau (masterpiece theatre)- Mouret
19th Century: Lakme British airways theme song -Delibes Santa Lucia ( Voice and harp)- Neopolitan song Signore Ascolta (Turandot) (harp and voice)- Puccini O Mio Babbino -(Gianni schicchi) (harp and voice) -Puccini Ode to Joy (joyful , joyful) -Beethoven
20th Century: Enya Selections:- Enya Lothlorien -Enya Marble Hall- Enya On your Shore- Enya The Celts -Enya Watermark -Enya Orinico Flow (Sail Away) -Enya To Go Beyond- Enya Epona- Enya Everything I do I do for you- Brian Adams Story Book Love -(Princess Bride) A time for us (Romeo and Juliet)- N. Rota Think of me ( Phantom ) -Andrew Lloyd Weber All I ask of you -Andrew Lloyd Weber My Heart will go on (Titanic) -Jennings Somewhere my Love ( Dr. Zhivago) -Webster First time ever I saw your face- E. MacColl Somewhere (West side story)- L. Bernstein Angels Among Us -(harp and voice)
Original Compositions: (M. Heartt) Vision of Ateria Dance on ice Snow Giraffes Cat Waltz Dance of the moonstar Sunset Garden of Athena Snow Babies Millenium Portrait Millenium dance
Jewish: Erev Shel Shoshanim Ki B Simcho Simantov Mazelton Sunrise Sunset
Oriental/Japanese: Sakura: Quan Yin Garden M. Heartt O Sire entreat me (Opera Turandot) arrg. by M. Heartt Garden 96 Voice/Harp M. Heartt Celebration Voice /Harp M. Heartt other well known traditional selections presently being arranged
Spanish/Mexican: La Paloma ( Mex. Traditional ) Concerto de Aranguez Albinez Asturias Leyenda Spanish dance ( Opera: Carmen ) G. Bizet
Some songs not listed. Well known religious hymns for traditional church weddings available for harp and voice. Harp with 2 voices and flute also available
Gabriel Mark Hasselbach has been on the Vancouver scene for many years. He has specialized in attracting (more) crowds to restaurants and lounges over the years (and keeping them coming back), at such venues as Hotel Vancouver Roof, Monk McQueens, Dockside, The Hard Rock Casino, and Ten Ten Tapas. Let him create an ambiance that makes customers stay longer and come back again and again! Consider the guitar stylings of Rossi as well, also booked through Gabriel.
Solo Flight - Gabriel plays to a typically packed Ten Ten Tapas 1
Introducing Gabriel Mark Hasselbach, Vancouver's most well known horn player and smooth jazz recording artist. He has spent more time on the Billboard music contemporary jazz charts than any other Canadian, and is winner of a few JUNO Awards, some gold album awards, as well as Album of the Year and Instrumentalist of the Year awards!
What does that mean to you?
Gabriel's music is like peanut butter- smooth or chunky as desired, and is at home on the concert stage as well as intimate local venues, where he performs to lush backing tracks from his albums and shows. He plays muted trumpet, flugelhorn, and flute, and his music can be as foreground as needed for concerts and feature shows, or totally background for lounges, restaurants, weddings, and corporate receptions, where his sweet sounds can envelope diners, drinkers, or chatterers. All this without being obtrusive or breaking the budget. Always the epitome of class: the perfect warm stage manner, perfect attire, perfect volume. and the perfect music mix, guaranteed!
Although best presented in a full group format, Gabriel has mastered the art of intimate performances that are romantic, fun, casual, and inviting. Drawing upon his dozen or so critically acclaimed and award winning smooth instrumental albums, Gabriel knows just how to pick a great song flow. His long tenures as house bandleader at Monk McQueens, The Roof, The Dockside, the Hard Rock Casino, and Ten Ten Tapas have honed his already innate skill of creating a well paced and appropriate set list for ANY audience.
In intimate settings, he utilizes favorite classic jazz standards, as well as more contemporary fare, and often performs as 'Solo Flight' with his album tracks for backing, or sometimes as a duo nicknamed 'LoungeLuxe', which is basically his solo format with added guitar. Of course group sizes such as trio, quartet, quintet - all the way up to his big band orchestra- are available and are well rehearsed to create a truly polished performance. See the samples nearer the bottom of this page.
Gabriel is sought after by elite clients because of his past accomplishments, and has worked extensively with Michael Buble', played for Bill Gates in his home, performed for the President of Singapore's Birthday Bash, was featured at the Beijing Olympics, and even played Trevor Linden's wedding! He is on speed dial with a host of DMCs, Caterers, and Event Planners...
Here is some Relaxing On The Patio music
.... and some Sunday Brunch music
Here is the expanded LoungeLuxe format
.... and here is the TV show format
.... and here is why he has an International Presence
Canada Day is always better with our strolling Canadiana, First Nations, Barkerville and Ballyhoo Performers, which can cover large areas and navigate crowds. Always a perfect volume and visual impact. We can even provide a Sasquatch to help out!
We also have other Mascots, Facepainters, Balloonists, and Caricaturists
We have a large variety of Ethnic Performers as well, including Greek, Indo-Canadian, Brazilian, Mexican, Chinese, and First Nations.