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 Street, NYC (corner of Christopher and 7th Avenue South in the west village) Who: Gabriela's all-star Latin jazz band When: Thursday, September 18th at 10 PM Tickets info: Phone ( 212 ) 929-9883
Dear Friends, I hope you all had a great summer! I am back in NYC and ready to rock and roll… so to speak! Shows in September: Friday September 5th at 7 PM at the 55 Bar; I will be singing with my fabulous trio. Thursday September 18th at 10 PM at the 55 Bar; […]
Dear Friends, The new all-star Latin jazz band is playing in NYC! Last performance until the fall! When? This Thursday July 24th at 10 PM Where? At the 55 Bar NYC – Christopher Street, NYC (corner of Christopher and 7th Avenue South in the west village). We’ll be playing Duke Ellington music with a super Latin twist. Drums, percussion, trumpet, […]
Dear Friends, I will be singing with my trio this coming Wednesday July 9th at 7 PM at the 55 Bar. It will be the last show with my trio in New York until the fall. Come check it out! 55 Bar is on Christopher Street, NYC (corner of Christopher and 7th Avenue South in […]