TWIN CITIES, MN, July 03, 2011 /24-7PressRelease/
-- Gabriel Bello has produced several number one records and now his first Album, self titled "Gabriel Bello" debuts at #1 on Billboard a week after the June 21st release by Kings Mountain Music & Film.
The JAZZ Album "GABRIEL BELLO" was released June21, 2011 by ECMD / Fontana /Universal Music and Video Distribution (UMVD)
Soul infused, R&B, jazz, and hip-hop with a POP twist.
Gabriel's story doesn't quite go like the rest. He was born into a musical family in Lawrence, MA, (his family is originally from the Dominican Republic).
Gabriel Bienvenido Bello (Which means, "Man of God welcomes beauty").
Gabriel's family relocated in his youth to the quiet college town of DeLand, FL.
Here he spent most of his young adult life singing in church choirs and learning to play the saxophone. He was accepted at Lee University in Cleveland, TN and began a promising career in music. While attending college, he was feeling sick one day and was shocked to find out from his doctors that it was more serious than he had thought. Gabriel was diagnosed with Hodgkin's disease (lymphoma) and had to leave school in order to endure six months of chemotherapy.
In the midst of his treatment he was invited to play for Ron Kenoly, during this event he was miraculously healed and has been in remission ever since.
Gabriel continues his pursuit of music in all its forms: producer, songwriter, vocalist, programmer, saxophones, keyboards, flute, drums, guitar and he arranges vocals and instruments. He has worked in and produced almost every musical style from hip-hop to bluegrass.
Gabriel has performed with Alvin Slaughter, Gary Oliver, Ron Kenoly, Geron Davis, Christ Church Choir, Jentzen Franklin, and Rascal Flatts just to name a few.
Gabe's musical influences include Michael Jackson/Jackson 5, Stevie Wonder, Brian Mcknight, Tower of Power, Grover Washington Jr., Fred Hammond, John Willams and many more.
Gabriel was in the top two (out of 13) for the position of Musical Director of American Idol winner Carrie Underwood's first tour and was interviewed for the Kellie Pickler MD position, again among the top two in consideration.
June 21st 2011 Gabriel Bello released his first album self titled "GABRIEL BELLO" and immediately many Jazz radio stations and fans were excited.
The airplay for his singles "ICE BOX" and "CRAZY" initially grew most rapidly in Europe and Asia and then grew at a fast rate in the United States. Once the fans heard the music, they could not wait to buy the album and began writing to try and get it as a pre order.
His Internet fans have been a big help to Gabriel and continuously encourage him and cheer him on through his social sites. Through this success, Gabriel remains very humble and continues to preach. While doing a show at the House of Blues in Myrtle Beach, SC, Gabriel Impressed the fans and introduced them to a whole new style of Jazz.
Gabriel is looking forward to performing live after being in the studio for so long and is excited about getting the opportunity to meet his fans in person. He is also very thankful to the DJs, Radio Stations and Music Stores that have been supporting him and he will meet as many as he can while on tour to thank them personally.
In addition, The Gospel Album "TIMES OF REFRESHING" with Pastor Adams and the Abounding Life C.O.G.I.C. is also seeing huge success (Gabriel Bello produced, arranged, and played on this Album).
The Jazz Album "GABRIEL BELLO" is available online and at most music stores.
Icebox - Smooth Jazz Cover by Gabriel Bello http://t.co/et5AZ6J
Gabriel Bello Video "Beauty"
Jacque Schauls 612-508-7527