Gabriel has mad skills on trumpet, flute, trombone and vocals. Adept at mainstream, contemporary and New Orleans-style jazz and blues, he has a commanding presence and strong stage show. Gabriel has achieved 12 critically-acclaimed CD releases, seven Billboard hits and a long stay on JazzWeek’s charts. He has received a JUNO Award and the 2011 Album of the Year Award for his album Told Ya So. Nobody else has a unique instrument combination like Gabriel and no one else can combine so much relatable music content without artifice or pandering.
Gabriel has recorded and/or performed with Lowell Fulsom, Little Richard, Ben E. King, Long John Baldry, Michael Bublé, Powder Blues, Mary Wells and John Lee Hooker, among others. However, he chooses to move the jazz and blues dialogue forward with his own material with a funky and jazzy vein. He performs and records with artists such as Jeff Lorber, Chuck Loeb and Brian Bromberg. Gabriel has also performed for Bill Gates and the President of Singapore and was featured at the Beijing Olympics.