Gabel Music

Live Music Matters! Big Bands, small groups, and lectures serving New England and beyond

Gabel Music is the company that represents bandleader, trombonist, arranger, and educator Dan Gabel. Our bands represent the finest ensembles in New England, from a duo up to an authentic 18-piece Big Band. We have had the honor to play for all types of audiences, from Governors to retirement communities, with equal acclaim.

Dan Gabel is an in-demand bandleader and free-lance trombonist. His arrangements have been featured by top-notch ensembles across the country, from the World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra to the Torrington Symphony Orchestra, to the Jolly Kopperschmidts German Band.

Gabel has lectured on topics including Jazz History, the Great American Songbook, New England musicians, and the relationship of music and dancing from Elementary Schools to Universities including MIT, New England Conservatory, Clark University, and more.

So come in, take off your top hat and bow tie, and see what Dan Gabel and Gabel Music can do for you!

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Special Guest & Original Band Member Bucky Pizzarelli

           For more than seven decades, the legendary Bucky Pizzarelli has had a stellar career. As “The complete jazz musician”, he has been a fixture in jazz and the studios since the 1940s. The list of big bands and vocalists with whom Bucky has performed and recorded reads like a veritable Who’s Who of Jazz. One of the era’s most solid rhythm players, Pizzarelli was in high demand, playing and touring with Benny Goodman, Zoot Sims, Bud Freeman, Stephane Grappelli, The Tonight Show Band, and Frank Sinatra. Most recently he recorded Paul McCartney on his new Grammy Award winning album, Kisses on the Bottom. At the age of 91, he still tours and performs all over the world. He lives in Saddle River, New Jersey, with his wife of nearly 70 years, Ruth.

The legendary guitarist got his start, though, at age 17 playing with Vaughn Monroe. According to Bucky, ”I was just learning how to play rhythm guitar, and I learned how to do it in the band.” The Pizzarelli sound is unmistakable, and the beloved guitarist has developed a very personal style that sets him apart. Now, for the first time since 1953, the rhythm guitar master returns as a special guest with the new Vaughn Monroe Orchestra.

R.V. 8/2017

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