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"It's ALL about the Music"

Welcome to the official website of Gabriel Garrick - player of brass instruments, educator and band leader.

 

Music of all varieties has been around me since birth. It really is 'all about the music' for me and I have a special affinity towards that particular breed which is known as 'Jazz'.

Growing up within the family that I did was a privileged musical position in it's own right, it was a hotbed of contrasts; British Jazz, orchestral classics, choral epics, church music, rock, thrash metal, hip-hop, 80s pop… you name it, most of what you can think of made an appearance!.


But the day that defined my musical direction came about in my eighth year when, having arrived home from school to find Dad practicing (as usual) at the piano in the front room, he turned and held out a TDK D45 cassette tape with the words "Louis Plays for Gabriel" and a cartoon drawing of the great man himself, scrawled by Dad on the card inlay.

I had been tooting away on the cornet for about six months at that point. I played the tape constantly.

After long years of listening to him, digging him and loving him I eventually met Satchmo in spirit during September of 2014 on the streets of New Orleans. My first trip there. Now I feel I am just starting to learn… at last!

 

I love all that Music can offer (which doesn't leave alot!) but my true Jazz heart is most certainly in New Orleans.


Welcome to my website.


Gabriel Garrick






Expansions

Gabriel Garrick's "Expansions" is deliberately eclectic. The repertoire has a starting point being from the accessible 'jazz standards' end of things...

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Gabriel Garrick Big Band

The 'Gabriel Garrick Big Band' is the natural evolution of the Michael Garrick Big Band or Jazz Orchestra which began life in 1985 in the Berkhamsted Civic Centre...

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Original Quintet

This debut album from Gabriel's Original Quintet is the product of a five year long process of music making, writing and performing...

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Standards Septet

The Standards Septet was created with the idea of 'playing tunes that I like with some guys whom I love playing with' says Gabriel....

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Albums