tag:specialtytalent.posthaven.com,2013:/posts Specialty Talent 2017-07-08T22:18:40Z Specialty Talent tag:specialtytalent.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1171707 2017-07-08T22:18:28Z 2017-07-08T22:18:40Z Acoustic Groove Beach Party

Acoustic Groove performs in a breezy and inviting format, from 2-5 players. 

Based in Vancouver, AG has become a mainstay on local sunset cruises and corporate events.

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tag:specialtytalent.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1169741 2017-07-03T20:32:42Z 2017-07-03T20:39:15Z Canada Day Entertainment at Lansdowne Centre

Canada celebrates its 150th birthday with fun and frolic!

Lansdowne Centre hosted a big event for families and kids of all ages!

5300 #3 Road, Richmond, BC V6X 2X9    Tel +1604 270 1569 

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tag:specialtytalent.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1162282 2017-06-09T22:01:06Z 2017-06-12T21:51:30Z Bentall Centre Summer Concerts 2017

What a great season we have underway! All shows on the Plaza at the base of the 

TD Canada Trust Tower 4, 1055 Dunsmuir St, Vancouver, from noon to 1:30 pm. 

Public welcome! There is a great food court there and lots of casual seating.....

July 7 Groove n Tonic 

July 14  Pernell Reichert Band

July 21 Kenny 'Blues Boss' Wayne 

July 28  Kinga 

Aug 4 Gabriel Jazz  

Aug 11 Swing Aggregation & Dancers

Aug 18 Abra Cadabra 

Aug 25 Cory Weeds Quartet

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tag:specialtytalent.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1147139 2017-04-17T20:36:36Z 2017-04-17T20:36:36Z Sassabrass Specialty Talent Overview 2017

Hello!

I thought I would send over some info so we can get up to speed, I would love to be your supplier again!

I still do lots of corporate events and also perform locally and internationally: GabrielJazz.com/shows.htm

..... and you can see my current and longstanding corporate references at https://goo.gl/XYYlBu.

My music career is thriving, but I find it works best with each brand as its own entity, so I have divided it promotionally between:
1) Gabriel the recording artist, with six Billboard Top 20s, and who does international jazz festivals and concerts worldwide). See more: GabrielJazz.com GabrielJazzTrumpet.jp

2) Sassabrass Specialty Talent, where my own name is not prominent, geared for more transparent corporate events. Sometimes the twain shall meet, but Gabriel the Artist is usually presented as a talent option provided by Sassabrass, not as the driving force. Since we worked together last, I have created an even wider-reaching and diverse talent resource, including my Agent Friendly site SpecialtyTalent.com where talent can be viewed by you and your clients without fear of circumvention or price comparisons. 
See more public promo: Sassabrass.com LiveEntertainersVancouver.ca

My most requested options are (in order of cost):

Solo Flight (that's me with my album tracks and classic jazz): 
http://specialtytalent.posthaven.com/gabriel-as-solo-flight-versatile-entertaining-and-cost-effective   
and   http://specialtytalent.posthaven.com/solo-flight-jazzy-fare  
and   https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=pzK8Fo0YNEg

Lounge Luxe (duo with album and classic jazz tracks: http://specialtytalent.posthaven.com/loungeluxe-duo

Cool Moods trio or quartet- can also do awards walk-ons: http://specialtytalent.posthaven.com/cool-moods-combo

Zen Soundscapes (from 1 to 5 pieces, ideal for First Nations, Eco, and Green themed events:
Royal Museum: 
Capilano Bridge: 
Li'l Wat Centre: https://youtu.be/Auxxc9thN3Q

Gabriel Mark Hasselbach (semi foreground feature performer): www.GabrielJazz.com  
Performing his New Orleans show: http://gabrieljazz.posthaven.com/gabriel-does-a-little-new-orleans-dot-dot-dot
Jazz at the Maui Jazz Fest: http://gabrieljazz.posthaven.com/videos-from-the-maui-jazz-fest-gabriel-mark-hasselbach-and-larry-coryell

Sass'n'Class 4- 8 pc dinner dance and show band:  http://specialtytalent.posthaven.com/sassnclass-dinner-dance-and-show-band

Sassabrass Orchestra (gala events with singer revue): 
With Crooners and Divas: 
With 'Satchmo': 
With Buble 1998: 
With Swingdancers: 

Also providing harpists, solo guitar, opera duos, blues and rock bands, all talent guaranteed.

Here is a little backstory and some luv in print: http://www.jewishindependent.ca/adding-jazz-to-peoples-lives/

OK, that should get the wheels turning! 
Don't forget that I am US/CDN dual, and I have US musicians here in Vancouver and in Seattle/AZ/LA etc that can cross the border to perform without visas!

Let's try to work together again!!!
-- 
Gabriel Mark Hasselbach  
Juno Award winner, Billboard Charting Recording Artist, and Album of the Year winner 2011    
1-877-341-3477 toll free  604-736-2153 o.  604-218-1785 direct
complete entertainment services at:


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tag:specialtytalent.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1115127 2016-12-22T07:26:53Z 2016-12-22T07:26:54Z Beautiful Christmas Music

Beautiful Christmas Music at Bentall 5!

 Harp and Flute/EVI

Horn, flute, guitar, keys

More to come!

 

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tag:specialtytalent.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1106307 2016-11-07T19:33:53Z 2016-12-13T15:57:04Z New Vocal Options

Guest singers: I can tell you what key each song is in and send you the bedtrack to audition if you like - request at 'toptalent@sassabrass.com'

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tag:specialtytalent.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1063129 2016-06-14T00:02:30Z 2016-06-14T00:09:55Z Chinese Talent For Your Event

Have a fantastic Chinese New Year!

Small budget Lion Dance:

Large budget Lion Dance, Dragon Dance, Fireworks:

We have live musicians and decor as well!

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tag:specialtytalent.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1051872 2016-05-16T22:11:18Z 2017-05-30T23:08:49Z Gabriel as Solo Flight- versatile, entertaining & cost effective

Gabriel Mark Hasselbach has been on the Vancouver scene for many years, and has fine tuned the art of entertaining with a band, and even as a solo act for restaurant, corporate and public audiences in intimate venues, as well as large halls, ie: The Hard Rock Casino, which was a solo gig.

He has a compelling, full sound when performing as a solo act on trumpet, flute, flugelhorn, and vocals, using backing tracks from his many award winning albums (JUNO, Album of the Year, Instrumentalist of the Year, etc), and also designs custom playlists for Gala Dinners, and Restaurants/Lounges such as Pinnacle On The Pier Lounge, Hotel Vancouver 'Roof', Fairview Pub, Sylvia Hotel, Monk McQueens, Dockside Brewing, and still ongoing at Ten Ten Tapas. 

He will create a foreground performance or background ambience that suits your Theme or Demographic. Musical styles can even include classical themes, which can morph through styles as the evening progresses.... 

  1. internationally recognized: www.GabrielJazz.com and https://goo.gl/rGW5JA
  2. versatile- can start classic jazz and morph thru  into smooth or funky jazz pop (samples below)
  3. small footprint, and can move from foyer to ballroom if needed, some sound provided
  4. see extensive Corporate references: https://goo.gl/XYYlBu  and  Client testimonials: http://sassabrass.com/testimonial.html
He has been doing corporate events with panache and have a long list of repeat clients, let's team up!

LISTEN AND WATCH 

Beautiful Maria of My Soul 

Gabriel's Solo Flight on Global TV

Gabriel as Solo Flight- Jazzy Standards

Solo Flight - Gabriel 


Basin St. Blues - Gabriel at Ten Ten Tapas 2

Solo Flight - Gabriel at Ten Ten Tapas 3


Pop repertoire:

Classical repertoire:

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tag:specialtytalent.posthaven.com,2013:Post/942407 2015-12-03T01:31:44Z 2017-05-30T23:09:43Z SoloFlight - the perfect option for restaurants

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! 

Gabriel's Solo Flight on Global TV

Solo Flight - Gabriel plays to the packed patio


Solo Flight - Gabriel at Ten Ten Tapas 2

Solo Flight - Gabriel at Ten Ten Tapas 3

Basin St. Blues - Gabriel at Ten Ten Tapas 4

 

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tag:specialtytalent.posthaven.com,2013:Post/912263 2015-10-02T20:11:45Z 2015-10-02T20:17:18Z Harpistry for Weddings and Corporate events

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

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tag:specialtytalent.posthaven.com,2013:Post/908861 2015-09-23T23:02:00Z 2015-09-24T17:34:39Z Specialty Talent Video Links

Sassabrass Specialty Talent Overview 

BACKGROUND ENTERTAINMENT

Solo Flight (jazzy standards, formal)

Solo Flight (cocktails and dinner, casual)

Cool Moods Trio (grand opening of Tiffany & Co.)

Cool Moods Quartet (at a gala event)

Harpistry (classical and new age)

Dolce Vita Voices (opera)

Wedding Singers (first dance, ceremony, anthems)

Rossi (solo guitar)

Lounge Luxe Duo (jazzy standards)

String Quartet (classical, wedding, pop)

Acoustic Groove Duo (light acoustic pop)


DINNER & DANCE ENTERTAINMENT

Sass'n'Class XXXL Dance Party & Showband #1 (10 pc)

Sass'n'Class XXL Dance Party & Showband #2 (8 pc)

Sass'n'Class XL Dance Party & Showband #3 (6 pc)

Sass'n'Class Dance Party band #4 (4 pc)

Sass'n'Class Dinner, Dance and Showband #5 (First Dance at wedding)

Sass'n'Class Dinner, Dance and Showband #6 (Jewish horas)  

Sassabrass XXXXL Orchestra (18 pc big band sounds)

Specialty Talent Deejays and Lounge Entertainment



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tag:specialtytalent.posthaven.com,2013:Post/907055 2015-09-19T16:32:19Z 2015-09-20T20:58:46Z Bentall Tenant Event - Greek Days

Here are clips of the Greek themed Tenant Appreciation Event at Bentall Towers, sponsored by the good folks at Ivanhoe Cambridge Property Mgmt. 

Show runner: Real Solutions Marketing; Talent coordination: Sassabrass Specialty Talent; Catering: Blue Ketchup; Photobooth: Pixstar; Performers:Yannis and Friends; Dancers: Diaspora Hellenic Dance Group; Actor: Amos Mitchell

More info at specialtytalent@gmail.com

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tag:specialtytalent.posthaven.com,2013:Post/905928 2015-09-16T19:08:05Z 2015-09-16T19:15:22Z The Blues Busters at Bentall Summer Concerts

It was a great end-of-summer show with the The Blues Busters!

Clips of The Blues Busters performing at Bentall Summer Concert Series, Vancouver, sponsored by the good folks at Ivanhoe Cambridge Property Mgmt.

Featuring Cecile LaRochelle (vox), Lindsay Mitchell (guitar), Billy Mendoza (bass), Loren Etkin (drums), Dave Webb (keys), Keith Bennett (harp), Gabriel Hasselbach (trumpet).

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tag:specialtytalent.posthaven.com,2013:Post/903784 2015-09-11T07:12:02Z 2015-09-12T03:23:06Z Bossa Blowout at Bentall Summer Concert Series

It was grand! Vancouver's answer to Brasil 66 at the Bentall Summer Concert Series hosted by Ivanhoe Cambridge, Vancouver's most high profile and generous property management company.

Featuring Armi Grano, Amanda Wood, LJ Mounteney, Jen Hodge, Tom Arntzen, Daryl Jahnke, and Phil Belanger - with a little help from Gabriel Hasselbach.

For more info: specialtytalent@gmail.com

https://youtu.be/0maRM05qmmg


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tag:specialtytalent.posthaven.com,2013:Post/901052 2015-09-03T21:53:01Z 2015-12-03T01:21:22Z The right music for restaurants or receptions

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


Solo Flight - Gabriel at Ten Ten Tapas 2

Solo Flight - Gabriel at Ten Ten Tapas 3

Basin St. Blues - Gabriel at Ten Ten Tapas 4

Rossi at Ten Ten Tapas

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tag:specialtytalent.posthaven.com,2013:Post/882621 2015-07-17T17:57:11Z 2015-09-17T17:56:27Z Fab Fridays -Summer 2015 Downtown Noon Bentall Concerts

Bentall Summer Concerts 2015

Free and open to the public  12n -1:30 on Fab Fridays July & Aug!

Downtown Vancouver at 1055 Dunsmuir on the lower plaza

Sponsored by Ivanhoe Cambridge as a service to the Bentall Towers tenants and area residents

July 3    Salsa Beat (latin and world music)

July 10  Acoustic Groove (summer pop)

July 17  Abra Cadabra (tribute to Abba)  

July 31  Sway (tribute to Michael Bublé)

Aug 7    Gabriel Jazz (funky instrumentals)

Aug 19  (Wed) Bossa Blowout (Brazil 66 vibes) (rescheduled)

Aug 21   Billy Dixon & Soultrain Express (R&B and 80's)

Aug 26   (Wed) Les Is More (rocking blues)  (rescheduled)

Sept 11   Blues Busters (blues 'n' boogie)

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tag:specialtytalent.posthaven.com,2013:Post/873574 2015-06-25T02:19:31Z 2015-09-08T22:31:58Z Gabriel keeps it intimate

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











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tag:specialtytalent.posthaven.com,2013:Post/873484 2015-06-24T19:31:56Z 2015-07-15T18:37:49Z Canadiana, Ballyhoo, Ethnic, and Mascot Performers

Sassabrass Specialty Talent has been providing guaranteed entertainment and attractions to DMCs, Event Planners, Malls, and Corporations for 20 years, and we are the best bang for the buck! 

Contact the person who sent you here, or if you are non circumventing, email toptalent@sassabrass.com

Check out all our Ballyhoo and Fanfare acts.

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.

And don't forget Santa Claus!




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tag:specialtytalent.posthaven.com,2013:Post/767412 2014-11-09T19:22:12Z 2016-11-17T18:24:27Z 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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tag:specialtytalent.posthaven.com,2013:Post/706476 2014-07-11T06:09:00Z 2016-04-28T02:54:51Z 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!

Pachelbel Canon  http://specialtytalent.com/audio/pachelbel_with_flute-gmh.mp3

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`)  
http://specialtytalent.com/audio/ave_maria_with_flute_cello-gmh.mp3

Amazing Grace  http://specialtytalent.com/audio/amazinggrace.mp3

Here is a beautiful song that makes a great first dance:  "A Thousand Years by Christina Perri"
with added flute to this    http://specialtytalent.com/audio/1000_years_with_flute-gmh.mp3

After the Ceremony portion, again played with tracks, enjoy some contemporary cocktail jazz  
http://gabrieljazz.com/audio/SmoothContemporaryMedley-background.mp3

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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tag:specialtytalent.posthaven.com,2013:Post/708584 2014-06-28T19:07:49Z 2014-06-28T20:27:32Z Indo Canadian and Bollywood style talent

Specialty Talent offers some very entertaining (and educational) Indo-Canadian talent, suitable for corporate events and weddings.... styles include Bhangra, Ghidda, Bollywood, and Traditional Instrumentalists....

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tag:specialtytalent.posthaven.com,2013:Post/702344 2014-06-10T17:54:22Z 2014-08-19T03:47:20Z 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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tag:specialtytalent.posthaven.com,2013:Post/657969 2014-02-25T03:21:49Z 2016-05-16T21:56:13Z 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!


Specialty Talent for Corporate Events

Specialty Talent Wedding Roster

Wedding Ceremony Options

Cool Moods Combo

Solo Flight Jazzy Fare

LoungeLuxe Jazzy Edition

Sass'n'Class Dinner Dance and Show Band

Solo Guitar

That 80's Show!

DeeJays

Dolce Vita Voices

Venetian Water Opera Duo

Harpistry

Zen Soundscapes for Green and First Nation Events

Solo Flight Holiday Fare

LoungeLuxe Holiday Edition

Jewish Repertoire

Indo Canadian and Bollywood style talent

First Nations Talent

Fanfares and Ballyhoo

More complete theme and background shows available at SpecialtyTalent.com 

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tag:specialtytalent.posthaven.com,2013:Post/650989 2014-02-06T01:07:15Z 2015-09-08T22:32:53Z 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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tag:specialtytalent.posthaven.com,2013:Post/617144 2013-11-08T21:48:20Z 2014-03-13T04:14:52Z 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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tag:specialtytalent.posthaven.com,2013:Post/615302 2013-11-04T21:50:05Z 2014-03-13T04:15:31Z 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.

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?

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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tag:specialtytalent.posthaven.com,2013:Post/614985 2013-11-01T04:03:38Z 2016-06-10T00:05:31Z 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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tag:specialtytalent.posthaven.com,2013:Post/608342 2013-10-13T04:05:37Z 2016-05-16T22:09:31Z 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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tag:specialtytalent.posthaven.com,2013:Post/608345 2013-10-13T04:02:26Z 2015-10-02T20:30:55Z Specialty Talent Menu Page

Specialty Talent is an 'Agent Friendly' talent resource, where top talent can be viewed and assessed.
Please contact the person or company that sent you here for more details!

Specialty Talent for Corporate Events

Specialty Talent Wedding Roster

That 80's Show!

Cool Moods Combo

Dolce Vita Voices

Sass'n'Class Dinner Dance and Show Band

DeeJays

Solo Flight Jazzy Fare

Solo Flight Holiday Fare

Solo Guitar

LoungeLuxe Jazzy Edition

LoungeLuxe Holiday Edition

First Nations Talent

Jewish Repertoire

FOR EVEN MORE TALENT VISIT OUR ARCHIVES

More complete theme and background shows available at SpecialtyTalent.com 
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tag:specialtytalent.posthaven.com,2013:Post/608366 2013-10-13T03:51:34Z 2013-10-13T03:51:34Z Specialty Talent First Nations

Specialty Talent is the prime west coast resource for Aboriginal, Native, and First Nations Performers.
'Performers' may not tell the story whole however. The attraction is our unique natural environment and its cultural vibe, and it is the draw for many inbound corporate groups. 

We have such a rich First Nations cultural tapestry to draw upon, that the term 'performers' certainly undersells the concept. We are talking about music, dance. drumming, carving demonstrations, traditional costumes, story telling, and blessings from a rich heritage. These are not performances, they are sharing activities from a culture that has not been told to hide their history. 

Canada has always offered copacetic and respectful terms for First Nations integration, and that has resulted in a unique preservation of a colorful and meaningful heritage. Specialty Talent has gathered the best and brightest of The First Nation, and help you bring this amazing attraction right into the laps (and hearts) of our guests.

You can experience Hoop Dances, Wolf Dances, Eagle Dances, Walkabouts, Songs, Story Telling, and Blessings/ Motivational Speeches at meals and corporate gatherings...

HOOP DANCERS - 

EAGLE DANCERS -

LATASH BLESSING -

SHAWL DANCE and TALKING STICK presentation -

http://youtu.be/UsMgQmjyeLc

SONGCATCHERS-

NATIVE CARVERS -

ZEN SOUNDSCAPES SOLO - arboreal background music

ZEN SOUNDSCAPES ENSEMBLE - arboreal background music


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