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
55 Bar Location: 55 Christopher St. West Village, NYC When: Friday, May 3rd - 7PM
Dear Friends, Thanks to everyone who was able to make the April 3rd show! I will be doing 2 more performances at 55 Bar: one this Friday, May 3rd and another Friday in June (tba). Then we will take a break until the fall. So: May 3rd at 7 PM at the 55 Bar (55 Christopher Street, NYC, at 7th Ave South in the West Village). Thank [...]
Dear friends, Thanks to everyone who was able to make the March 22d show. It was great to see so many familiar faces! Thanks for coming out to see me and the band! I will be performing again on Friday, April 5th, from 7 to 9 PM at the 55 Bar located at 55 Christopher Street, [...]
Friends, I was very happy with the turnout for my recent show at the 55 Bar in NYC. Thanks to everyone who was able to make it such a great night! I will be performing more Brazilian music tonight Friday, March 22nd, from 7 to 9 PM at 55 Christopher Street, NYC (at 7th Ave South [...]