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ARTIST BIO

While most choose their paths in life, Gabriel Bello clearly had no choice: he was always meant to be nothing less than a formidable musical force. Gabriel's musical journey began in Lawrence, Massachusetts where Gabriel's Dominican father, a percussionist, helped form his son's earliest musical memories. Childhood would later find Gabriel discovering his own musicianship when the family moved to DeLand, Florida where Gabriel sang in church choirs and learned a range of instruments including flute, saxophone, and piano. Outside of church, Gabriel maintained a steady diet of his parents' musical culture coupled with the pop and jazz icons of the day including Michael Jackson, Grover Washington Jr., Stevie Wonder, Toto, Chuck Mangione, and David Sanborn. These musical guideposts led Gabriel to study music at Lee University in Tennessee, but a cancer diagnosis, subsequent months of treatment, and an eventual miraculous healing after playing a concert with worship artist Ron Kenoly set Gabriel on a new path to full-time music ministry. Extensive work with churches throughout the Southeast allowed Gabriel to hone his instrumental, vocal, and engineering abilities, skills which would serve him well in his new destination: the Nashville Music scene. During his tenure in Nashville, Gabriel played on and produced a number of sessions for Kings Mountain Records including two No. 1 Billboard singles, Crystal Dove's "Until You Come Back to Me" and Temar Underwood's "Inside Out." His Nashville period also found Gabriel performing and collaborating with a range of artists including Alvin Slaughter, Gary Oliver, Ron Kenoly, Geron Davis, Christ Church Choir, Jentzen Franklin, and Rascal Flatts. Just before leaving Nashville to pursue a solo career, Gabriel was a finalist to be musical director for American Idol winner Carrie Underwood's first tour and was also approached to be Kellie Pickler's musical director. The path of the solo artist has seen Gabriel bring his inconceivable level of talent as a vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, composer, producer, and engineer to bear on a 2011 self-titled debut that occupied the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Smooth Jazz Charts for eleven weeks. Additionally, Gabriel's debut release unseated Michael Buble' from the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Jazz Charts. Outside of his solo career, Gabriel's abilities have made him an in-demand choir and worship leader, earned him a 2012 SESAC Honors Award for album sales and publishing, and found him producing, mixing, mastering, and performing with artists like Pastor James R. Adams and the Abounding Life Church of God in Christ's on their release "Times of Refreshing" which ranked fourth on the Billboard Gospel Albums Chart. His first Christian/Gospel album & second solo release "Miracle", named after the miraculous birth of his first child Evangeline Grace, saw him sharing the stage with Israel Houghton, Tye Tribbett, Tasha Cobbs & Kierra "Kiki" Sheard. With a wealth of accomplishments and accolades behind him in fields spanning the music industry and a host of genres, Gabriel Bello, a consummate performer, composer, and producer, continues to venture where his talents and faith take him.

 

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SONG LIST

Jazz

So What Dm-Miles Davis

All Blues G-Miles Davis

Impressions Dm- John Coltrane

Song For My Father Fm-Horace Silver

Footprints Cm-Wayne Shorter

Autumn leaves Bb-Standard

Watermelon man F-Herbie Hancock

Summertime Dm-Standard

Maiden voyage Dm-Herbie Hancock

At Last-Etta James

What a wonderful world - Louis Armstrong

The Way You Look Tonight - Frank Sinatra 

Girl From Ipanema - Jobim

Georgia On My Mind - Ray Charles

Nightingale Sang in Berkley Square - Standard

My Funny Valentine - Standard

Satin Doll - Standard

When I Fall in Love - standard

Unforgettable - Nat King Cole

Over the Rainbow - Judy Garland

Mercy Mercy Mercy - Standard

Moondance-Van Morrison

All of Me - Standard

Favorite Things - Standard

Autumn Leaves - Standard

Donna Lee - Standard

Sweet Georgia Brown - Standard 

Blue Train - John Coltrane

Naima - John Coltrane

Night in Tunisia - Standard

Georgia on my mind - Ray Charles

Cantaloupe Island F-Herbie Hancock


Smooth Jazz

Chameleon Bb-Herbie Hancock

Mister Magic - Grover Washington Jr

Just the Two of Us Fm- Grover Washington Jr

Winelight - Grover Washington Jr

Because of You Cm- Neyo

Queen City Bbm- Gabriel Bello

Night Drive Bm- Gabriel Bello

Beauty - Gabriel Bello

Spirit Speak - Gabriel Bello

Crazy Cm- Gnarles Barkley/Cee-Lo

What You Won't Do for Love Fm- Bobby Caldwell

Chicken Song Bb- Jaco Pastorius 

Holding back the years-Simply Red

Ain’t no sunshine-Bill Withers

Feel so good-Chuck Mangione

Georgy Porgy - Toto

Human Nature - Michael Jackson


Rhythm & Blues

Signed Sealed Delivered - Stevie Wonder

Ribbon in the sky - Stevie Wonder

Overjoyed - Stevie Wonder

Knocks me off my feet - Stevie Wonder

Sir Duke - Stevie Wonder

Rock with you - Michael Jackson

Remember the time - Michael Jackson

What’s goin on - Marvin Gaye

I Feel Good - James Brown

I Want You Back- Jackson 5

I’ll be there - Jackson 5


Oldies/Rock Standards

Piano man - Billy Joel

Movin Out - Billy Joel

Just the way you are - Billy Joel

Crocodile Rock - Elton John

Every Breath You Take - The Police

Stand By Me - Ben E. King

Dock of the Bay - Otis Redding

Don’t Stop believing - Journey

Faithfully - Journey

My Girl - Temptations

Imagine - John Lennon

Escape(Pina colada song) - Rupert Holmes


Wedding Songs

Here comes the bride

Canon in D

The Wedding Song - Kenny G

God Bless the Broken Road - Rascal Flatts

What a wonderful world - Louis Armstrong

The Way You Look Tonight - Frank Sinatra 

When I Fall in Love - standard

At Last-Etta James

Have I Told You Lately That I Love You - Rod Stewart

Isn’t She Lovely -Stevie Wonder

You are the sunshine of my life - Stevie Wonder

Always and Forever - Heatwave/Luther Vandross

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