Vocalist Gabrielle Stravelli combines a hard-swinging style rooted in jazz tradition with totally modern lyric interpretations- breathing new life into every song with a contagious joy and thrilling spontaneity. “Ms. Stravelli’s emotional intelligence coincides with a phenomenal voice that she wielded with an easygoing confidence and impeccable taste.
” -The New York Times
Gabrielle regularly leads her quartet in performances at the country’s finest jazz clubs and performing arts centers and has headlined domestic and international jazz festivals including the 2023 Cayman Arts Festival on Grand Cayman Island, the 2021 & 2018 WBGO Jazz on the Mountain Festival in New Paltz, NY, the 2019 Providencia Jazz Festival in Santiago, Chile, the 2016 All That Jazz Festival in Eleuthera, Bahamas and the 2014 Maree Sonore Festival in Venice, Italy. She premiered world-renowned jazz pianist Fred Hersch’s song cycle “Rooms of Light” and toured the U.S. premiering Wynton Marsalis’s “Abyssinian Mass." As a US State Department “Jazz Ambassador” she has performed and taught throughout Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Southeast Asia and South America.
For her September residency at Birdland, Gabrielle will feature a different stellar New York pianist each week along with her musical director, bassist Pat O'Leary. Every set will be a unique offering of rare American Songbook material, original compositions and her own arrangements of jazz repertoire.