Sings in English and French… with grace, precision and talent…”
Rising star Gabrielle is rapidly putting her sophisticated Gallic stamp on the London jazz scene. Technically gifted and artistically at home in styles ranging from contemporary jazz to French popular song, she has performed in many leading London nightspots in addition to touring and television appearances.
Gabrielle works with her own duo, trio, quartet and quintet, as well as major London big bands. Her debut jazz album “J’ai Deux Amours” released on MGP Records features Gabrielle’s own arrangements of American and French jazz standards with in collaboration some of Europe’s finest jazz musicians including Chris Garrick and Nicolas Meier.
Recent engagements include top London nightspots including the Café de Paris, 100 Club, Vortex Jazz Bar, the Bulls Head-Barnes, The Savoy Hotel, Music Village Jazz Club, etc.
Born in Belgium, Gabrielle grew up in a musical environment and began singing at a young age. Following success in local and national singing competitions, she reached the final of the French “Pop Idol” in 2003. Signed to BMG Sony France, the resulting album went double gold.
During a period in the media spotlight, Gabrielle found time to write music and record with Belgian jazz and pop legends Mimi Verderame and Jean-Louis Daulne. Her performance was awarded a prize by the Concours des Auteurs Compositeurs & Interprètes, other tunes were chosen by a leading Belgian cultural organisation for CD release.
In the same year, Gabrielle had the privilege to work with the pop star Lara Fabian on her international tour “Un Regard Neuf”
After hearing an album by singer Dee Dee Bridgewater “Dear Ella”, Gabrielle was inspired to learn more about jazz. After finishing her economics degree and following a sojourn in Lyon, she moved to London to immerse herself in the music, graduating in 2009 with a postgraduate qualification in Jazz from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.