tag:specialtytalent.posthaven.com,2013:/posts Specialty Talent 2018-09-26T21:51:36Z Specialty Talent tag:specialtytalent.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1326075 2018-09-26T21:50:00Z 2018-09-26T21:51:36Z L J Mounteney
LJ Mounteney has been singing ever since she can remember.  Born in Edmonton AB, LJ got her start in singing in Creston BC after her family moved there in her teens.  Leaving the Kootenays for the West Coast, Mounteney enrolled in Vancouver Community College’s rigorous Commercial and Jazz Music program and from there began to gig locally singing a wide variety of jazz, blues, pop and R&B.

In 2017, Mounteney produced her first album, Here in the Dark, with fantastic local session players including the brilliant work of guitarist Jon Roper.  The album features eight classic, well loved cover songs as well the title track - Here in the Dark - an original story with haunting lyrics written by Mounteney and co-arranged by Roper.  Here in the Dark has received radio play on CBC’s Hot Air, CITR, Pacific Northwest Radio and Coop Radio.  Mounteney and Roper are currently co-writing and producing an EP of originals slated for release in 2019.

As a live performer, Mounteney considers herself fortunate to have worked alongside some of Vancouver’s finest musicians and groups and she has been inspired in the jazz vein by international heroes like Dee Dee Bridgewater, Betty Carter, Chet Baker, and in the gospel and blues vein by Bonnie Raitt, Etta James, Aretha Franklin and Mahalia Jackson.  Mounteney was recently a featured artist in the Strong Women, Strong Music series held at Frankie’s Jazz Club in March and she returned to Frankie’s in May with her own Quintet.  

A true artist, Mounteney easily builds and maintains a connection with her audiences. In a lush, clear voice she weaves magic telling her own truths through the power of song.  

Links to Vids:

Album Medley:

One Note Samba:

Purple Rain Live at Frankies:

Contact the person who sent you here for booking information

Gabriel Mark Hasselbach
tag:specialtytalent.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1294230 2018-06-15T05:59:04Z 2018-06-15T05:59:04Z Authentic Russian Show

Gabriel Mark Hasselbach
tag:specialtytalent.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1290797 2018-06-04T23:36:23Z 2018-06-04T23:36:23Z Lesismore has got the goods!

Lesismore- Always rockin' the house with Leslie Harris, Curtis DeBray, Lee Oliphant, and Darrell Mayes.

Gabriel Mark Hasselbach
tag:specialtytalent.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1290043 2018-06-02T01:43:40Z 2018-06-02T01:44:28Z Nancy Newman

Nancy Newman ~ vocals

Dan Reynolds ~ piano 

Conrad Good ~ bass

Jazz Vespers  May 27, 2018 

St Andrews-Wesley, Vancouver, BC

Nancy Newman performing at Jazz Vespers with Dan Reynolds on piano and Conrad Good on bass in the iconic St Andrew's Wesley United Church.  Jazz Vespers features Vancouver's top jazz performers combined with reflections on life, faith and hope. 

Nancy Newman’s lush and evocative voice, deep interpretive skills, and passion for improvisation shine as she sings across the borders of jazz, popular and original music. Nuanced vocals, flowing melodies, and soulful honesty punctuate Nancy’s performances. Music from her two albums ‘Palace of the Moon’ and ‘You Never Know’ were met with a standing ovation at her Cultch Historic Theatre release in 2012.  In addition to performing at music festivals, jazz venues, and special events, Nancy's music has been broadcast on radio and TV.  Nancy has created and hosts ‘Third Thursday’, a popular Vancouver monthly vocal jazz jam.


Gabriel Mark Hasselbach
tag:specialtytalent.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1288553 2018-05-28T23:20:59Z 2018-05-28T23:20:59Z Richard Tichelman - troubador and so much more

Richard is able to handle a stadium size crowd solo or with his band, but is also an intimate troubador.

Gabriel Mark Hasselbach
tag:specialtytalent.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1286552 2018-05-22T22:40:35Z 2018-06-04T21:23:21Z Jazz Under The Stars July 3


In the Burnaby Heights area on a ginormous rooftop patio overlooking the city!

Address details given upon ticket confirmation. Lots of free parking. A unique experience!


$25 e-transfer or Interac to toptalent@sassabrass.com

Gabriel Mark Hasselbach
tag:specialtytalent.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1281974 2018-05-10T04:04:51Z 2018-05-10T04:06:39Z Tony Seville and the Cadillacs

A mainstay of the Mahogany Jazz Hall in New Orleans is the fabulous Tony Seville and the Cadillacs!

Mahogany Jazz Hall, 125 Chartres St.  New Orleans, French Quarter (504) 813-8297 

Tony Seville- trumpet, sax, flute, percussion, vocals

Adam Everett- drums

Matt White - guitar

Larry Turner - bass


Till I Come Back To You  


Selma March  

For Bookings email: tonyseville@hotmail.com

Gabriel Mark Hasselbach
tag:specialtytalent.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1264981 2018-03-25T06:30:09Z 2018-03-25T06:35:33Z Urbana plays a concert at the Cottage Bistro
Urbana plays a concert at the Cottage Bistro March 10, 2018.

Gabriel Hasselbach, James Hill, Jim Kempton, Gord Lemon, 
Richard Freeman, and Andrew Stack warm up the room with 
some small group action between sets

All Of Me

​Come Fly With Me

​Trofeo de Bolos​

​Jackson County Jamboree​

​Swing Shift​

In The Wee Small Hours

Johnny's Theme


It's About Time

Groovin' Hard

Don't Get Sassy

Hey Jealous Lover

Soft As Velvet

Strike Up The Band

Song For My Father (small group) 

Blues On My Mind (small group) 

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Gabriel Mark Hasselbach
tag:specialtytalent.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1250460 2018-02-20T18:34:05Z 2018-08-27T22:13:14Z Salsa Beat!

Enjoy a true Latin Band experience with Salsa Beat feat Marlin Ramazzini!

Salsa Beat Sampler

Gabriel Mark Hasselbach
tag:specialtytalent.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1212913 2017-12-07T23:14:15Z 2017-12-07T23:14:15Z Jazzy Christmas Trios!

The perfect sound and volume for any festive reception or promotion!

With Flute

With Flugelhorn

Gabriel Mark Hasselbach
tag:specialtytalent.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1210192 2017-12-02T07:29:51Z 2017-12-02T07:35:00Z Gabriel's Jazz Trifecta

Gabriel has mad skills when it comes to jazz on trumpet, flugelhorn, trombone, flute, and even vocals.

With a baker's dozen albums out, he has garnered six Billboard Top 20's or higher, an Album of the Year AND Instrumentalist of the Year Award, and even has some gold albums to show for his work. He performs around the world, from his second home in New Orleans, to Tokyo, to Vancouver, to LA, to Europe... and the list keeps growing. His stage show incorporates a trifecta of infectious jazz- Funky, Swingin', and NOLA Style, all seamlessly presented in Gabriel's effortless manner.

Comin' Home for the Mardi Gras

Mississippi Jump

Jazz Awards Show 


CD Release show

Maui Jazz Fest (also with Larry Coryell)


Chandler Jazz Fest 

Gabriel with George Benson

Gabriel Mainstream

Tokyo Mardi Gras Party


'Kiss to Build a Dream On': 

'Basin Street Blues': 

'Hard Hearted Hannah': 

'Mean To Me'  

Gabriel Mark Hasselbach
tag:specialtytalent.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1204557 2017-11-11T00:24:15Z 2017-11-11T00:24:15Z Gabriel plays the big venues as well as the small

Besides festivals and concerts, Gabriel loves the small events and receptions that keep his skills honed....

His regular clients include Bentall Kennedy, Ivanhoe Cambridge, Bill Gates, The Law Society, Metropolis/MetroTowers, Hastings Park, and many more....

Check out some of the larger events:




MAUI JAZZ FEST VIDEOS (also with Larry Coryell)




Gabriel Mark Hasselbach
tag:specialtytalent.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1203935 2017-11-07T22:25:56Z 2018-01-15T18:42:07Z Meet Blue Mistral

Lisa, Peter, Kathryn, and Norm have been entertaining a wide variety of listeners for a long time as Blue Mistral and they have it down pat!

Sample setlist

Gabriel Mark Hasselbach
tag:specialtytalent.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1171707 2017-07-08T22:18:28Z 2018-01-15T18:25:48Z 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.

Gabriel Mark Hasselbach
tag:specialtytalent.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1169741 2017-07-03T20:32:42Z 2018-05-04T21:53:02Z 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 

Gabriel Mark Hasselbach
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

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


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): 
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:

Gabriel Mark Hasselbach
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!


Gabriel Mark Hasselbach
tag:specialtytalent.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1106307 2016-11-07T19:33:53Z 2018-01-15T17:44:40Z 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'

Gabriel Mark Hasselbach
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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Gabriel Mark Hasselbach
tag:specialtytalent.posthaven.com,2013:Post/1051872 2016-05-16T22:11:18Z 2017-11-28T00:46:19Z 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 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 the Pinnacle at the Pier Lounge, Fairmont Hotel Vancouver 'Roof', Fairview Pub, Sylvia Hotel, Monk McQueens, Dockside Brewing, Ancora Dining, Blue Martini, and 2013-2017 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.... Jazzy Christmas music is also spot on!

  1. internationally recognized: www.GabrielJazz.com and more
  2. versatile- can start classic jazz and morph into smooth or funky jazz-pop (samples below)
  3. small footprint, and can move from foyer to ballroom if needed, sound provided
  4. see extensive Corporate references and Client testimonials, and unsolicited Letters of Appreciation: 12.  and why Gabriel?
He has been doing corporate events with panache and have a long list of repeat clients, let's team up!


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:

Gabriel Mark Hasselbach
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


Gabriel Mark Hasselbach
tag:specialtytalent.posthaven.com,2013:Post/912263 2015-10-02T20:11:45Z 2017-12-03T06:19:36Z 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

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

Erev Shel Shoshanim
Ki B Simcho
Simantov Mazelton
Sunrise Sunset

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

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
tag:specialtytalent.posthaven.com,2013:Post/908861 2015-09-23T23:02:00Z 2017-09-25T22:15:34Z Specialty Talent Video Links

Sassabrass Specialty Talent Overview 


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)


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)

Gabriel sings

Specialty Talent Deejays and Lounge Entertainment

Gabriel Mark Hasselbach
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

Gabriel Mark Hasselbach
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).

Gabriel Mark Hasselbach
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


Gabriel Mark Hasselbach
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

Gabriel Mark Hasselbach
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)

Gabriel Mark Hasselbach
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

Gabriel Mark Hasselbach