Gabrielle Stravelli Quintet in the Theater
October 23 @ 9:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Vocalist Gabrielle Stravelli combines a hard-swinging style with totally modern lyric interpretations- breathing new life into every song with a contagious joy and thrilling spontaneity. “Listening to the jazz singer Gabrielle Stravelli is like imbibing a potent cocktail whose flavor changes as you drain the glass….she dipped and swooped, twirling notes and phrases with a confidence and playfulness that recalled Ella Fitzgerald in her prime…” -The New York Times
Gabrielle will be joined by frequent collaborators pianist Michael Kanan, bassist Pat O’Leary and drummer Billy Mintz. For these shows, Gabrielle is thrilled to welcome saxophonist Walter Blanding to the band. Gabrielle and Walter met in 2013 when they toured the U.S. premiering Wynton Marsalis’s masterwork “Abyssinian: A Gospel Celebration.” Their sets will feature spirited takes on wonderful, rarely heard songs from jazz repertoire and the American Songbook (by great composers like Porter, Arlen, the Gershwins and more) alongside beloved classics.