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