Gabriela Anders was born to music in Argentina. Her father is a noted jazz saxophonist and arranger, her grandfather was a classical violinist, her grandmother a piano teacher. Gabriela studied classical guitar and piano at the Conservatory in Buenos Aires, but her father’s jazz influence became even stronger than her classical studies and led her to New York City.
Gabriela studied orchestration with Don Sebesky and composition at Hunter College. She began writing her own material and performing it on the New York club scene with her band, which featured some of the best Latin Jazz players in the city: Hector Martignon, John Benitez, “El Negro” Hernandez and many others.
Gabriela also started what would become a very successful career doing sessions for radio and television on the studio scene in New York and Los Angeles. At the same time she landed a deal with the American label, Warner Brothers Jazz.read more
Her first album for Warner, “Wanting”, elicited much praise for Anders’ musical vision and impassioned vocal style. It featured arrangements and production by George Duke, Allain Mallet and Anders herself. Gabriela wrote or co-wrote ten of the album’s twelve tracks and toured the US, Europe and Asia in support of the release.
While on Warner, she also recorded with Al Jarreau, Bob James and Michael Franks. She twice performed at the Montreaux Jazz Festival with George Duke’s band.
Her second record for Warner, “Gabriela”, featured an array of world-class sidemen, including Christian McBride, Amir “Questlove” Thompson and Kirk Whalum. Again, she contributed ten of the album’s twelve tracks.
In 2004, Gabriela recorded “Last Tango In Rio” for Narada/EMI and JVC Japan, and in 2008, her album “Bossa Beleza” featured her own music as well as her arrangements of Brazilian standards – an idiom close to her musical heart since her early days as a student in Buenos Aires – and contemporary versions of some of the music of one of her favorite artists, Billie Holiday.
Gabriela Anders is now working on a new project, teaching vocal masterclasses, and playing concerts in South America and Europe.
“One of the most promising jazz influenced artists today”
“Gabriela Anders has a talent for engaging melodies,
memorable lyrics and imaginative production.”
Don Heckman, Los Angeles Times
“Esta considerada una de las artistas con mayor futuro en la escena del jazz actual” Batonga Magazine Spain
Place: The 55 Bar Location: 55 Christopher St., New York Who: 55 Latin Jazz band - Ellington's music with a super Latin twist. When: Thursday, April 10th - 10 pm Who: Gabriela Anders Trio and special guests. When: Friday, April 11th - 7 pm Tickets info: Phone ( 212 ) 929-9883
Dear Friends, Come celebrate the re-opening of one of NYC’s true underground creative music venues, the 55 Bar. Two shows in April: Thursday April 10th at the 55 Bar at 10 PM - It’s an all-star Latin jazz band. It will be happening once a month at the bar. We’ll be playing mostly Duke Ellington music with a super Latin twist. Drums, […]
Dear Friends, If you are in NYC next week, please come to my March performances at one of NYC’s true underground creative music venues, the 55 Bar. Listen to some good music, have a drink or 2 and celebrate the coldest winter ever in NYC! Two shows in March: Thursday March 6th at the 55 Bar […]
Dear Friends, Please come to our February performance at one of NYC’s true underground creative music venues, the 55 Bar. Listen to some good Brazilian and jazz influenced music, have a drink or 2 and celebrate the coldest winter ever in NYC! The show is on Friday – February 7th, 7 PM at 55 Christopher Street, NYC […]