Christmas and Mall Entertainment

Specialty Talent has provided stellar Holiday Entertainment for over 20 years, including large scale events such as Santa Parades

as well as Harpists, Flutists, Carolers, Guitarists, Pianists, and Strolling Musicians of all sorts

Well known recording artist Gabriel Mark Hasselbach has delightfully jazzy holiday program, and can work solo, duo, or as a small group (with or without vocals).

Here is an audio sample of his warm and inviting style!

Specialty Talent even offers Opera themed performances

MORE OPERA:

http://specialtytalent.posthaven.com/dolce-vita-voices

http://specialtytalent.posthaven.com/venetian-water-opera-duo

See even more options at our Main Page

Here are a few specifics:

Harp and Tromba

Flugelhorn Around The Tree

https://youtu.be/o2AvtD1tE08

Flugelhorn and Guitar

Christmas Troubadors Play at Centercourt

Swingin' Santas Play for Shoppers

Lounge Luxe Plays Holiday Favourites

Christmas Swing


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Wedding Ceremony Options

Here are a few options for your Wedding Ceremony... 

See the great reviews: https://weddingful.com/vendors/sassabrass-specialty-talent

Classique is the ultimate Wedding Ceremony and Reception ensemble, and can perform appropriate music for Anglo, Jewish, Italian, and Chinese Weddings.

We also have Solo Flight, a perfect budget conscious option for Wedding Ceremonies, of flute playing with lush backing tracks. We can add any number of songs, and even tailor the performance for funerals, etc.

Here are some samples of 'Solo Flight', with Gabriel playing flute to awesome audio tracks in classical and light jazz pop styles. You can copy and paste these links to share with friends, family, or with wedding couples or planners you know!


Wedding March    http://specialtytalent.com/audio/wedding_march_with_flute-gmh.mp3                             

Ave Maria (halfway thru I switch to my wind synth and play `cello`)  


Here is a beautiful song that makes a great first dance:  "A Thousand Years by Christina Perri"

After the Ceremony portion, again played with tracks, enjoy some contemporary cocktail jazz  

And classic jazz styles for dinner jazz   http://gabrieljazz.com/audio/ClassicJazzMedley-background.mp3

There are more options such as:

Guitar and Flute Duo - perfect and affordable option for any wedding ceremony, including Jewish repertoire

Fanfares  (for grand entrances)

Opera  (classic) and  Opera (Italian in costume)  

Classique  (abbreviated classical ensemble) 

Harpistry (solo harp, or add flute, violin, or cello)

Italian themed (small group)

Plus String Quartets, Violinists, Bagpipers, etc...

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Venetian Water Opera Duo

How would you like to enter the magical world of Venice at Carnival time? Or travel the silk road from the Orient to the Mediterranean?

The Venetian Water Opera Duo is a marvelously magical presentation with Mehlinda Heartt - Soprano, and Anna Victoria - Mezzo Soprano, dressed in Venetian Costumes singing Opera duets by famous Italian, French and modern Master Composers. 

The Venetian Water Opera Duo songs are about Water, Zephyrs, Gondolas, Flowers, including classics like  Offenbach's Belle Nuit, Delibes' Flower Duet, Rossini's Regata Veneziana,  La Pesca, the Popular Prayer, and Time to Say Goodbye,  and many more. Also included are a couple of solo arias such as Il Bacio (the Kiss) and Gita in Gondolier. 

This show is visually spectacular and audibly stunning, a perfect act for any private or corporate function indoors or out. The act may be as long as 15 minutes or 30 minutes,  or disbursed throughout the evening with short 2 or 3 songs at a time, and may be combined with Dolce Vita Voices for complete coverage. 

Sound system is included, all that is required is a power source.
And take note of the expanded format for discerning audiences....

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Start Here for Specialty Talent

Specialty Talent is an 'Agent Friendly' talent resource, where top talent can be reviewed and assessed. 

No contact info or pricing is displayed. Please contact the person or company that sent you here for more details!

We have a plethora of entertainment options available, in-house and outsourced. We are all about custom fitting the right entertainment to any event, budget, or venue, and offer free consultations and discrete proposal assistance. All talent is guaranteed!






More complete theme and background shows available at SpecialtyTalent.com 

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Gabriel~the angel with the horn

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 is truly smooth in his style, and is at home on the concert stage as well as intimate venues. 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, weddings, restaurants, 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 can be 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 also utilizes favourite classic jazz standards, 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!

FIRST, see why Gabriel on the international concert stage, and why he is so highly respected in the industry (first video window below), then farther down, see some samples of smaller configurations. You choose the format to best suit your needs! Gabriel always plays FOR the audience, not just for himself, and each event differs in needs.

See Gabriel's latest video for his new single, READY WHEN YOU ARE:

Gabriel on Global TV

See Gabriel perform jazzy standards as 'Solo Flight':

See what the critics say about Lounge Luxe

See 'Lounge Luxe' perform jazzy standards:

See Gabriel perform smooth originals as Solo Flight:

See Gabriel perform poolside at Arizona Resort:

See 'Cool Moods' as a trio at the opening of Tiffany & Co.:

See 'Cool Moods' as a quartet:

See Gabriel with his Big Band Orchestra channeling Satchmo:




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LoungeLuxe Holiday Edition

The LoungeLuxe duo plays Holiday Favorites and creates the full sound and artistry of a combo twice its size, at a proportionally smaller cost. The perfect accompaniment for any December reception, brunch or dinner, with just the right energy to keep it mellow but lively. 

See what the critics say about Lounge Luxe

Always the right volume for underscoring chit-chat or dining, and always classy and professional.

Did we mention that LoungeLuxe has such a small footprint that they can fit virtually anywhere in your venue?

Light latin and jazzy treatments of favorite Christmas songs are at the core of the repertoire, all performed smoothly and with a cheery feel.  

This talented duo can also 'stroll', with flute and acoustic guitar.... especially good for the LoungeLuxe Holiday Edition in malls and conventions!

 

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LoungeLuxe Duo

'Duo is the new Quartet'! 

The LoungeLuxe duo creates the full sound and artistry of a combo twice its size, at a proportionally smaller cost. The perfect accompaniment for any reception, brunch or dinner, with just the right mix of tunes to keep it mellow but lively.


Always the right volume for underscoring chit-chat or dining, and always classy and professional.
Did we mention that LoungeLuxe has such a small footprint that they can fit virtually anywhere in your venue?

Classic and Smooth Jazz Standards are at the core of the repertoire, with light latin and bossa novas thrown in for good balance and a breezy feel. LoungeLuxe can also 'move towards the edge' with a more contemporary repertoire mix that skews towards a 'chill vibe' and funky originals and classic crowd favorites. 

This talented duo can also 'stroll', with flute and acoustic guitar.... especially good for the LoungeLuxe Christmas Edition!

Get a taste of LoungeLuxe with this short sampler video

Relax and enjoy the full versions of these performances below:

And don't forget the LoungeLuxe 'Chill Edition'

And the LoungeLuxe 'Holiday Edition'



 



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Zen Soundscapes for Eco, Green, and First Nations events

 


Zen Soundscapes is an exciting and noteworthy alternative to typical background entertainment. Best as a four piece, but scale-able down to a single performer, Zen Soundscapes creates a mysterious yet lively mood, perfectly suited for Cirque, Pacific Northwest, First Nations, Innovation, Tech, and Environmental themes. 

Imagine the lush and exotic sounds of forest flutes, aboriginal percussion, rich keyboard textures, and recorded nature sounds, all blended into an intoxicating aural cocktail! This unique non jazzy style creates music that your guests can easily talk over, yet remains music worth talking about ..... a whole new approach to background entertainment that will make a real impact! 

Presented in all black attire or costume as needed. May also be able to 'morph' into Salsa Picosa or Cool Moods

Zen Soundscape Audio




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Specialty Talent for Corporate Events

Specialty Talent is an 'Agent Friendly' talent resource, where top talent can be reviewed and assessed by you and your end clients.  No contact info or pricing is displayed. Please contact the person or company that sent you here for more details!

We have a plethora of entertainment options available, in-house and outsourced. We are all about custom fitting the right entertainment to any event, theme, demographic, budget, or venue, and offer free consultations and discrete proposal assistance. All talent is guaranteed! We work with all top DMCs, Event Planners, Hotels, and Cruises.

Specialty Talent has the best entertainment value hands down for any corporate event, large or small! We have done every type of event, from programs of 30 to 3000, indoors and out, in Vancouver, Whistler, Banff, Hawaii, Winnipeg, Washington State, and Calgary. We have performed for APEC, and at the Beijing and Canada Olympics, for Princess Anne, the President of Singapore, and even in the home of Bill Gates. No event is too small or too large, and we can help make your proposals zing!!

We create the perfect musical underscore for your whole event, foreground performance or background ambience. 
It may start with the cost effective Solo Flight, or Cool Moods, with intimate styles for cocktails and dinner; and may end with as a real high energy dance party with the Sass'n'Class Band and/or our stellar DeeJays. 

We also have the absolute best and most reliable First Nations and Chinese talent on the west coast. These include songs, dance, stories, crafts, decor, blessings and costumes galore. Don't forget Zen Soundscapes, the ideal background music pairing for First Nations, Eco, and Green events...

Contact the person who sent you here or the contact at the site you linked from for more information.


Many more options available, including Fanfares, Harpists, String Groups, Pipers, Guitarists, Tribute Acts, and Orchestras

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