When Gabriel James started playing the trumpet at the age of 12 years old , he had no idea where his musical abilities would lead him. In fact a professional music career however is what has developed over the years with Gabriel. He plays the trumpet and sing he also writes and creates his own songs.
Gabriel had the opportunity to work around successful artist such as Herb Albert, Gerald Albright, Barry White and Michael McDonald. He also worked for A&M records. Now Gabriel is starting a solo career as a trumpeter and singer he is a Smooth Jazz artist.
The Members:of the Frienz Band Gabriel James-- Trumpet / Vocals, Jessie Adams Jr.-- sax, DeRon -- Guitar, Marjaun Bass/ Vocals, Ron Barksdale--- keyboards, Richard Prudhomme--- Drums/ Vocals
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https://youtu.be/phJHCi2v81U. Inland Empire's own Frienz Band
You can contact Gabriel James at email@example.com, phone 909-855-2882. This interview was recorded May 2015.
Songs in order 1, Black Orpheus 2, Girl from Ipanema 3, Lifetime Love 4, Wonderful World 5,Tears in Heaven 6, All Blues in Four
Lawrence Bernard "Larry" Gales (March 25, 1936 – September 12, 1995) was an American jazz double-bassist. Gales began playing bass at age 11, and attended the Manhattan School of Music in the late 1950s. In that decade and the beginning of the next he worked withJ.C. Heard, Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, Johnny Griffin, Herbie Mann, Junior Mance, and Joe Williams. From 1964 to 1969 he was a member of the Thelonious Monk Quartet, where he recorded extensively and toured worldwide. After 1969, Gales relocated to Los Angeles, where he worked frequently on the local scene withErroll Garner, Willie Bobo, Red Rodney, Sweets Edison, Benny Carter, Blue Mitchell, Clark Terry, and Kenny Burrell. He also recorded with Buddy Tate, Bennie Green, Sonny Stitt, Mary Lou Williams, Jimmy Smith, Sonny Criss, and Big Joe Turner, among others. His first session as a leader was released in 1990 on Candid Records; comprising one original and five Thelonious Monk tunes, the album was entitled A Message From Monk.
There are some orginal music from his collection. This interview was done at KXLU studio in 1985 the host my collegue Barry Thomas
Call it a generous fluency, an affable virtuosity. Call it a true band spirit. The best bands have all had something that can't be forced: A refined mastery of music and a willingness to converse through music. That's what you hear from bassist Ben Williams'
"We have these group texts that we send to each other all the time,” Williams says of his band, Sound Effect. “We're just as entertaining to each other off stage as on. If there were ever a reality show about jazz, we'd be good candidates for it!”
Winning the prestigious Monk Institute Competition in 2009, Williams got busy turning his youthful promise into real achievement. “My career as a bandleader and composer started from the moment I won,” he says. “I had this opportunity to say something—and an obligation, too. Most impressively, he assumed a highly-coveted place in guitarist Pat Metheny's Unity Band. And won a Grammy for best Jazz Instrumental Album in 2012.
I found this brother very focus on his music and what direction he's going to take it. This interview was recorded May 6, 2015
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Songs in Order 1,Half Steppin "Coming of Age" 2,Forcast "Coming of Age" 3,Smell like Team Spirit "Coming Of Age" 4, Home "State of Art" 5, Voice Of Freedom ( For Mandela) 6, Coming Of Age "Coming of Age"
Celebrating Jazz Appreciation Month! Mayor Deborah Robertson hosted the 3rd annual"Drop In" Jazz Festival on April 25th, 2015. All proceeds from this event will benefit the Rialto Youth Collaborative!. The weather didn't work in the festival favor cold overcast and rain But the people that show up had a great time , dancing to the music. I had the opportunity to talk with some of the musicians who perform at the festival Brainstory, Da Brezze, Latin Society, Frienz Band and Daviod Benoit along with a few othe others. Overall the music was great lots of energy and looking forward t0 the 2016 Rialto Jazz Festival.
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