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My View: There Was A Problem At Gabrielle Stravelli’s Performance Last Night – Cheering & Trying To Listen

My View: There Was A Problem At Gabrielle Stravelli’s Performance Last Night – Cheering & Trying To Listen

This is not “fake news”! Gabrielle Stravelli is one of the finest jazz/pop vocalists you will ever hear.  Her CD Release presentation gig at SubCulture last night brought out New York’s most knowledgeable and famous music aficionados. To paraphrase the introduction Johnny Carson gave Marilyn Maye….If you aspiring singers want to hear the best, listen to this next singer. Ms. Stravelli’s vocal capabilities are monumental and she roams all over the “chart” with a tonal precision which overwhelms you by it’s imagination and dexterity.  You can hear it on her new CD “Dream Ago” which also has many tunes composed by Gabrielle and Pat O’Leary her bassist. What you will miss on the CD is the exuberance and wittiness of her personality.  She’s intoxicating, and even though her show last night went long into the night it was hard to see it end.  I would imagine that there were a lot of Marilyn Maye fans in the audience because there was cheering as she started each tune, but unlike marvelous Marilyn’s cheers, these were even occurring when Gabrielle switched tempo or changed keys. 

The extraordinary band and guest artists:  Art Hirahara, Piano, Pat O’Leary, Bass, Eric Halvorson, Drums, David Cook, Keyboard, Scott Robinson, Tenor Sax, Guest Vocals Jorell Williams and Duchess, Amy Cervini, Hilary Gardner, Melissa Stylianou

(For another article by Stephen & complete photos of this show go to Broadwayworld.com)

Gabrielle Stravelli

Gabrielle Stravelli

Gabrielle Stravelli

Gabrielle Stravelli

Dream Ago

Dream Ago

Duchess & Gabrielle Stravelli

Duchess & Gabrielle Stravelli

Jorell Williams & Gabrielle Stravelli

Jorell Williams & Gabrielle Stravelli

CD Signing

CD Signing

Gabrielle Stravelli & Eda Sorokoff

Gabrielle Stravelli & Eda Sorokoff

Eda Sorokoff & Billy Stritch

Eda Sorokoff & Billy Stritch

Billy Stritch & Jim Caruso

Billy Stritch & Jim Caruso

SubCulture

SubCulture

(For complete photos of this show go to BroadwayWorld.com)

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Stephen studied at the Manhattan School of Music. Besides being a pianist, Stephen’s business career was in the Fashion Industry. He was CEO of a textile manufacturing facility and President of an international textile machinery company. Stephen was on the Board of Directors of the “First All Children’s Theatre” which brought the Stephen Schwartz musical The Trip and Captain Louie to the Kennedy Center in Wash DC. His wife Eda, an interior space designer and classical pianist was on the Board of Barrington Stage Company and is still active at BSC. Stephen’s photographs, videos and articles appear on Broadwayworld.com, T2Conline.com and The New York Observer. He is active in the entertainment events at the Friars Club, where he is a member. Stephen is also an Honorary Board Member of The Society For The Preservation of The Great American Songbook. Stephen Sorokoff@gmail.com

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