Gabrielle Stravelli

Gabrielle Stravelli, a Grammy-winning singer, has won critical acclaim. Her original songs as well as her unique interpretations of material from The New American Songbook have earned her a loyal following. She also sings classic standards by artists such as Dolly Parton, Pink Floyd, Duke Ellington, Dolly Parton, and Johnny Mercer. Gabrielle is a trained actor and has a sensitive understanding of the story behind the lyrics. David Finkle, The Village Voice called her “a powerhouse for individual expression”. Gabrielle headlined the 2016 Eleuthera All That Jazz Festival, Eleuthera (Bahamas) and also headlined an international tour sponsored in part by the US State Department’s American Music Abroad Program for 2015/2016. The Gabrielle Stravelli Ensemble, out of hundreds of applicants was selected as one of 10 bands that were sent to the globe to promote cultural diplomacy through the use of music. Her tour took her to Azerbaijan and Slovenia, as well as Malta and Malta where her quartet gave masterclasses and workshops during the day, and then performed live concerts at night. She premiered Rooms of Light, a song cycle written by Fred Hersch, a world-renowned jazz pianist. The lyrics were by Mary Jo Salter, an award-winning poet. The project was followed by a series of solo shows at Feinstein’s/54 Below, which earned her her second rave from the New York Times. “Ms. Stravelli has an extraordinary voice and emotional intelligence. She also has an easygoing confidence that is matched by impeccable taste. New York Times, Stephen Holden. Gabrielle performed a five-night, sold out run at New York’s Metropolitan Room in July 2014. This show won unanimous praises from the New York Times and Wall Street Journal, as well as the Huff Post. Before that, she had toured the United States along Wynton Marsalis and Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and Chorale Le Chateau. She premiered Marsalis’ complete version Abyssinian – A Gospel Celebration. In 2016, she joined the Chorale to perform the piece at Chautauqua Institute’s annual summer festival. Gabrielle started singing solo at the age of 15 with orchestras. She has performed on stages all over New York, including the Caramoor Festival and Lincoln Center’s Midsummer Night’s Swing. She headlined the Jazz Brunch at Le Pescadeux in Soho for three-and-a half years. She has performed solo with the Santa Rosa Symphony and the Nelson Riddle Orchestra, as well as the New Jersey Festival Orchestra, and the Cincinnati Pops. She also sang the role Anita in West Side Story, with the Kentucky Symphony Orchestra, and played the role Jeannie on the European tour for HAIR. Adam Feldman, Time Out New York and Peter Haas, both of Time Out New York, describe her singing as having a “forceful emotional presence” and a “well-shaded, versatile voice.” Gabrielle also performed the role of Anita in West Side Story with the Kentucky Symphony Orchestra. She was also the 1st runner up at the 2009 Jazzmobile Vocal Competition. She was given the Backstage/Bistro Award in 2008 for Performer on The Rise by Variety, The Village Voice, and Backstage. John Hoglund of named her to a list that year of the top ten cabaret performers. She is one of the most promising singers today. With luck, she will get picked up by a jazz label, and be given the stage that her talents deserve.” Gabrielle has a BFA in Jazz Vocal Performance from the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music. She studied with jazz vocalists Nancy Marano, Marion Cowings, and pianist David Berkman. from

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