Gabrielle Stravelli : "Dream Ago"
Photo credit: Shervin Lainez
Gabrielle Stravelli the celebrated pop/jazz vocalist and songwriter called "an outstanding singer" by The Wall Street Journal and "hotter than the equator" by The Village Voice will celebrate her recent album "Dream Ago" at Pangea (178 Second Avenue in New York) on Friday, June 9 at 7:00 PM. She will be joined by Art Hirahara on piano, Pat OLeary on bass and Eric Halvorson on drums.
Since Dream Ago was released in January, the album has been getting raves around the country. A five-star review in Downbeat hailed Gabrielle as a lighthouse of emotional integrity and praised the albums versatile band, blissful arrangements and rare tactility. According to LA Jazz Scene, Dream Ago is filled with fresh, melodic and unpredictable music from a brilliant and inventive singer. A continually surprising and stimulating set. The Philadelphia Inquirer called Gabrielle an intense vocalist with a talent for torch-song sadness and a passionate singer of original jazz song with intelligent storytelling abilities. The Buffalo News said the album was truly special and Gabrielle is an arresting talent.
Dream Ago available on the Big Modern Music label features Stravelli's sophisticated original songs, is produced by David Cook (Taylor Swift, Jennifer Hudson, Marianne Faithfull), arranged by Pat O'Leary (Diana Krall, James Moody, Lee Konitz) and features liner notes from Bob Dorough. After launching the album in December at Subculture in New York, her 2017 tour dates have included Philadelphia, Cincinnati, Detroit and Columbus, with additional shows to be announced in Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco and more.
Gabrielle's triumphant engagement at Feinstein's / 54 Below last season was praised by The New York Times for its intense joy and voluptuous delight. She recently returned from concerts in Azerbaijan, Moldova, Slovenia and Malta as part of the U.S. State Departments American Music Abroad. She co-starred in the world premiere of "Rooms of Light",the new song cycle with music by renowned jazz pianist Fred Hersch and last year marked her third annual performance at New York Public Radio / WNYCs Jonathan Schwartz Christmas Show opposite John Pizzarelli, Karrin Allyson, Bill Charlap and more. She sang with the Santa Rosa Symphony opposite Billy Stritch, appeared at the 92nd Street Y Lyrics and Lyricists and headlined the Eleuthera Jazz Festival in the Bahamas. Gabrielle's intimate piano/vocal duet recording Stairway to the Stars with Michael Kanan (Jimmy Scott, Madeleine Peyroux, Jane Monheit) was released last summer.
GABRIELLE STRAVELLI toured the states with Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra performing Marsalis' Abyssinian: A Gospel Celebration. At age 15, Gabrielle began singing as a soloist with orchestras and has since performed on stages from Amsterdam to New York including Lincoln Center's Midsummer Nights Swing, Birdland Jazz Club, 92Y's Lyrics and Lyricists, Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall at Kaufman Center, the Hammerstein Ballroom, Iridium Jazz Club, BB King Blues Club, Somethin Jazz, The Garage, Fulton Theatre, and the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) where she opened for Esperanza Spalding and Cassandra Wilson. Gabrielle has appeared as a soloist with the Nelson Riddle Orchestra and the Cincinnati Pops, was a finalist for the international 2011 Shure-Montreux Jazz Festival Vocal Competition and was the 1st runner-up at the 2009 Jazzmobile Vocal Competition in Harlem.
Visit www.GabrielleStravelli.com for performance schedule, videos, sound clips and more.
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Seating at Pangea is communal. Other guests may be seated at the table. There is a $20 per person food or beverage minimum at the tables. DINNER SEATING BEGINS AT 6:00PM.
Please arrive one half hour prior to the show and allow additional time if you are planning to have a dinner.
Late arrivals will be seated at management's discretion.
Downtown's intimate supper-club Pangea is the ultimate in alt, playing home to some of the best in alt cabaret. The New York Times recently called it a bohemian oasis not unlike the fabled Max's Kansas City from days gone by."
178 Second Avenue
New York, NY 10003