Paul Gabriel Blues Trio
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Paul Gabriel Blues Trio

New Haven, Connecticut, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2014 | SELF

New Haven, Connecticut, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2014
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Aug
14
Paul Gabriel Blues Trio @ Essex Yacht Club

Essex, Connecticut, United States

Essex, Connecticut, United States

Oct
25
Paul Gabriel Blues Trio @ Lark Tavern 453 Madison Ave, Albany, NY 12210

Albany, New York, United States

Albany, New York, United States

Jul
11
Paul Gabriel Blues Trio @ Firehouse 12

New Haven, Connecticut, United States

New Haven, Connecticut, United States

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The Journey of E, a jazz musical described as a hybrid of music and drama. - The Recorder


Recommendation Letter for future contract. - John Cavaliere, Owner of Lyric Hall


An intimate stage, this week from Wednesday to Saturday, April 4-7, it will present “The Journey of E,” an anthology of the history of jazz and an homage to Edith Piaf, hence the E in the title. Written, directed and performed by Marcel Blanchet and his quartet Beyond the Sun, the audience is taken on a trip through history from the pre-Depression years of 1928 until 1945, in America and across the pond to Europe.

Marcel plays a newspaper boy who uses the day’s headlines as stopping-off points for a musical cavalcade of numbers, starting with Louie Armstrong’s “West End Blues.” Blanchet calls Armstrong the Michael Jackson of his age. As he hawks his papers, he travels along New York City’s Great White Way and picks up fellow musicians Ryan Larson on keyboard and Jedd Chlebowski on bass to join him on drums. When chanteuse Carolyn Raming strolls down the boulevard, his quartet is complete.

The hot jam session salts the air with the sultry and smoky sounds of Carolyn caressing “Love Me or Leave Me,” which segues into the Yiddish “Bei Mir Bisdu Shein” and breaks into French for “Stormy Weather.” Other wonderful numbers tumble after, like “Boulevard of Broken Dreams,” “Caravan,” “God Bless the Child” and a charming French version of “Wish Upon a Star.”

In tribute to cabaret great Edith Piaf, the group slides back in time to offer “Autumn Leaves” and “La Vie en Rose” before it travels back to the United States for a gig at a Harlem hotspot with a hearty and happy “Lullaby of Birdland.”
For tickets ($10-15) to performances of “The Journey of E, a Jazz Musical” Wednesday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m., with a Saturday matinee at 2 p.m. visit http://urit.ticketleap.com/
or call 203-513-3201
Let Marcel Blanchet and his jazz combo Beyond the Sun take you on a delightful musical journey jam packed with jazz, both hot and cool, for your listening pleasure. - Reviewer - NY Times, Bonnie's Blog The Balcony and Beyond, Middletown Press


This is a letter of recommendation from the Executive Directors of one of the theaters that we have performed in. - Chuck Stills, Executive Director of the Katharine Hepburn Theater


By Donna Doherty, Register Arts Editor.

“The Journey of E, A Jazz Musical,” written by Marcel P. Blanchet and performed with his Beyond the Sun musicians - New Haven Register


High energy and marvelously entertaining, Marcel Blanchet is the quintessential Renaissance man who can also pull in a crowd. His intriguing mix of talents (jazz musician, writer, speaker, and multi-media producer) is one reason why Beyond the Sun is in such demand for corporate events, city festivals, and intimate shindigs. And when it comes to creating radio and TV commercials, Marcel is a natural. He wows listeners with his originality and virtuosity as a performer.


testimonial from - Lynn Haney an American Biographer
- Lynn Haney an American Biographer


With a new Christmas CD, Guilford's Marcel Blanchet captures the spirit of the holidays in a way that truly embodies good will toward others.

The talented jazz musician and producer and his jazz group Beyond the Sun will give 100 percent of sales of the 1,500-copy first release of their new holiday CD Somewhere Paradise to the ALS Association, Connecticut Chapter.
"There are just a lot of beautiful people out there," says Marcel, who also thanks Beyond the Sun and the CD's guest artists. Marcel's college friend John Tuzzolo (Johnny Ray) co-wrote the title cut with him. Ray sings the lullaby on the CD.

"That song is a gift of love. I wrote it over 30 years ago, as a gift to my mom's sister, who was having a baby. Now that baby's an adult and she's having a baby, so the song's become a gift of a gift," says Marcel.
Beyond the Sun consists of Marcel (drums), Kalim Zarif (keyboards), Morris Trent (bass), and singer Carolyn Raming. The jazz group gigs in this area, across the country, and around the world, from Los Angeles to New Orleans and from Berlin to Brazil.

"We do a lot of fundraisers…It's part of my philosophy. It gives me an opportunity to be a voice for a good cause and at the same time entertain and bring an audience to jazz," says Marcel.

- Shore Publishing


With a new Christmas CD, Guilford's Marcel Blanchet captures the spirit of the holidays in a way that truly embodies good will toward others.

The talented jazz musician and producer and his jazz group Beyond the Sun will give 100 percent of sales of the 1,500-copy first release of their new holiday CD Somewhere Paradise to the ALS Association, Connecticut Chapter.
"There are just a lot of beautiful people out there," says Marcel, who also thanks Beyond the Sun and the CD's guest artists. Marcel's college friend John Tuzzolo (Johnny Ray) co-wrote the title cut with him. Ray sings the lullaby on the CD.

"That song is a gift of love. I wrote it over 30 years ago, as a gift to my mom's sister, who was having a baby. Now that baby's an adult and she's having a baby, so the song's become a gift of a gift," says Marcel.
Beyond the Sun consists of Marcel (drums), Kalim Zarif (keyboards), Morris Trent (bass), and singer Carolyn Raming. The jazz group gigs in this area, across the country, and around the world, from Los Angeles to New Orleans and from Berlin to Brazil.

"We do a lot of fundraisers…It's part of my philosophy. It gives me an opportunity to be a voice for a good cause and at the same time entertain and bring an audience to jazz," says Marcel.

- Shore Publishing


Marcel and Beyond the Sun Has Signed a Licensing Deal with World Wide Arts Independent Coffee Network

Posted: 2009-06-09 Comments


SOURCE: All About Jazz Publicity

Jazz in you Coffee
Marcel and Beyond the Sun has signed a licensing deal with the Independent Coffee Network

New Haven, CT -- Marcel and Beyond the Sun produced by UR iT Productions, and World Wide Arts' Independent Coffee Network a music video entertainment provider, have announced a licensing deal which will use the Jazz Quartet's New CD release “Black Coffee" in its promotional music videos. The licensing deal will broadcast Marcel and Beyond the Sun's CD Black Coffee in independent coffee houses though out the United States.

World Wide Arts provides independent coffee store owners with an HD flat screen television that delivers fresh and engaging content with music via broadband. The content also includes appropriate short messages from brand marketers to promote their products and services. The Independent Coffee Network mission is to serve thousands of independent coffee stores as one, creating a powerful independent group of stores.

“We are very excited to see the interest in our New CD Black Coffee and we feel our music really fits this market, said Marcel Blanchet, drummer/producer. We hope that we can visit many of the independent coffee stores that play our music and perform in concert in these areas to say thank you to our new audience"

World Wide Arts created the Independent Coffee Network with a simple proposition: give the independent coffee store owner a unique and original media product, differentiating them from ubiquitous chain stores and connecting the fiercely loyal and independent consumer with the indie business owners. WWA aggregates original musical content from all genres and delivers the first and only network of original artistic video content to independent coffee store owners. The independent Coffee Network brings coffee customers thought content that is contextual to the coffee house environment creating better engagement for customers and marketers.

Marcel and Beyond the Sun just released their new CD “Black Coffee" and will be performing in concert July 5th, in Guilford, Connecticut, “Jazz on the Green", sponsored by the Shoreline Alliance for the Arts. One of the Largest Jazz outdoor concerts on the Connecticut Shoreline.




- All About Jazz Publicity


PEACE Drums and Percussion is happy to announce Marcel Blanchet as one of their new Artist and featured Artist on their Website http://www.peace-drums.com - PEACE Drums and Percussion


The Blackstone Memorial Library is hosting a unique musical event in its auditorium Saturday, Sept. 29. An “honor in jazz” for both legendary drummer Max Roach and for the 30th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom Award is sure to stir the soul when performed by some of the area’s most accomplished musicians. “Sharing Love and Freedom,” which features an original multimedia piece by Roach composed in 1981 and is dedicated to King, will benefit Hospice of Branford. Marcel Blanchet, drummer and leader of the jazz quartet Magnifique will perform a special arrangement based on the Aug. 28, 1963 speech made on the steps of the Lincoln memorial by Dr. King. The arrangement was written and performed by Roach in tribute to King in 1981 and called “The Dream”; Roach died this past August at age 83. Blanchet said that performing a piece with such profound meaning is important, but shouldn’t detract from the enjoyment and beauty of the multimedia composition. “Roach’s work is a very interesting piece of spoken word and video imagery of both Dr. King and Roach. We are excited to perform it,” said Blanchet. “We play a lot of different styles–swing, jazz, rock jazz, bebop, standards, everyone will find something to love. “We really want people to realize the contributions of Martin Luther Kling and continue his dream. We hope everyone will come out and share the love and freedom with our fellow brothers and sisters, and friends.” The Rev. Charles Woody is slated to recite Dr. King’s speech in this presentation. Blanchet’s quartet is rounded out by Bill Carrera of Providence on keys, Fred Stroud from Buffalo, on bass, East Haven’s own Stephanie Hadden on tenor, and Blanchet of Guilford. Blanchet is also chief information officer for Hospice and in light of Roach’s passing asks residents to remember the work in which the organization is involved: dignity and compassion at the end of one’s days. “Sharing Love and Freedom” is at the James Blackstone Memorial Library Auditorium, 578 Main Street, Branford on Saturday, Sept. 29 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 and refreshments are available for purchase. Limited seating available; tickets were close to a sellout before publication. Doors open at 7 p.m. Call 203-488-0724 for more information - Shore Publishing Inc. by Ben Rayner


The Blackstone Memorial Library is hosting a unique musical event in its auditorium Saturday, Sept. 29. An “honor in jazz” for both legendary drummer Max Roach and for the 30th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom Award is sure to stir the soul when performed by some of the area’s most accomplished musicians. “Sharing Love and Freedom,” which features an original multimedia piece by Roach composed in 1981 and is dedicated to King, will benefit Hospice of Branford. Marcel Blanchet, drummer and leader of the jazz quartet Magnifique will perform a special arrangement based on the Aug. 28, 1963 speech made on the steps of the Lincoln memorial by Dr. King. The arrangement was written and performed by Roach in tribute to King in 1981 and called “The Dream”; Roach died this past August at age 83. Blanchet said that performing a piece with such profound meaning is important, but shouldn’t detract from the enjoyment and beauty of the multimedia composition. “Roach’s work is a very interesting piece of spoken word and video imagery of both Dr. King and Roach. We are excited to perform it,” said Blanchet. “We play a lot of different styles–swing, jazz, rock jazz, bebop, standards, everyone will find something to love. “We really want people to realize the contributions of Martin Luther Kling and continue his dream. We hope everyone will come out and share the love and freedom with our fellow brothers and sisters, and friends.” The Rev. Charles Woody is slated to recite Dr. King’s speech in this presentation. Blanchet’s quartet is rounded out by Bill Carrera of Providence on keys, Fred Stroud from Buffalo, on bass, East Haven’s own Stephanie Hadden on tenor, and Blanchet of Guilford. Blanchet is also chief information officer for Hospice and in light of Roach’s passing asks residents to remember the work in which the organization is involved: dignity and compassion at the end of one’s days. “Sharing Love and Freedom” is at the James Blackstone Memorial Library Auditorium, 578 Main Street, Branford on Saturday, Sept. 29 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 and refreshments are available for purchase. Limited seating available; tickets were close to a sellout before publication. Doors open at 7 p.m. Call 203-488-0724 for more information - Shore Publishing Inc. by Ben Rayner


Discography

Somewhere Paradise - Marcel and Beyond the Sun
Black Coffee - Marcel & Beyond the Sun
Marcel and Magnifique Live @ the Blackstone
A Woman's Touch - Ryan Larson
Dancing With Angels - West of Yesterday
Brazill - Marcel
Nutmeg Jazz Orchestra
Love Song - Tony Chance

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Paul Gabriel Blues Trio with Lonnie Gasperini on Organ, Paul Gabriel on Guitar and Marcel on Drums. Lonnie Gasparini a soulful jazz organist whom has performed with many artists including George Benson, Wynton Marsalis, Chris Botti, and recorded with Cecil Taylor and Sam Rivers. Paul Gabriel is an Electric Blues guitarist, Singer/Songwriter and a recording session musician. Grammy Nominated and has appeared on three albums by singer-songwriter Harry Chapin. Marcel - Music Director

Marcel and Beyond the Sun are featured in the Jazz Musical "The Journey of E" an anthology of the history of jazz and an homage to Edith Piaf, hence the E in the title, The show brings the audience of today from the era of prohibition in America, through the hard times of the great depression on a voyage to Europe where the alluring Parisian influence of the "chanson" begins. In Paris, the city of light and love, where romantic music of the late 30's and 40's is brought to life.

About MABTS..

Marcel & Beyond the Sun is a Contemporary Jazz band, playing Concerts, Shows, Festivals and Clubs throughout the United States and Europe. They have appeared on ABC, CBS and NBC and their music has been used on American Airlines and Delta onboard jazz radio and has been licensed to the Independent Coffee Network and Whole Foods Markets. Their show includes the very popular "chanson" style, jazz vocals and rhythmic middle eastern grooves, including many originals.
Beyond the Sun's shows and concerts have a contemporized edge with use of multimedia and vocalists. Beyond the Sun is a well-rehearsed show performing to small and large audiences and is well received and has been used for corporate events as well as private Jazz Parties.
Marcel, drummer and producer of BEYOND THE SUN , has put together a show that has specific themes for seasonal performances and can be customized as well for special events. Their music is from their recordings, some original and many classic jazz sounds, sometimes during bigger shows and upon request, they are using special lighting and multimedia video during their performance; it makes a BEYOND THE SUN show an exciting audience experience.

About Marcel:

Recording Artist and Motivational Speaker, Producer,Drummer, Composer
Marcel P. Blanchet

While studying at Berklee College of Music, he became involved in and studied Commercial Jingle writing. He began working with the television station WJAR TV 10 in Providence Rhode Island, writing jingle and news intros, and recording commercial spots. This led him down the road to recording drums and percussion for others, including touring and playing drums in the Broadway shows, Ain 't Misbehavin ', Guys and Dolls, Jesus Christ Superstar, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream coat and ElJohn a Tribute to Elvis. After moving to Florida and getting involved with CBS and the Miami sound in the early 1980s, he started recording and performing with CBS recording artist, Richard Williams and MCA recording artist Tony Chance. Working with Eddie Fisher, the Ink Spots, The Platters and playing shows, night clubs, concert halls and going on the road touring with many touring acts and shows. Marcel landed in Nashville, Tennessee, where he continued recording jingles, Radio and TV commercials sound tracks and production music used in documentaries and corporate presentations and started to work with SONY Tree Productions, I was recording for songwriters who wanted to land their own recording deals". Sony/ATV Music Publishing Nashville, works include Brooks & Dunn, Lee Ann Womack and Blake Shelton and many others.
Marcel is now in demand as a drum clinician motivational speaker.
Endorsed by SPAUN drums, Zildjian Cymbals, Amedia Hand Hammered Turkish Cymbals, PEACE drums and percussion, Vic Firth Drumsticks, Prentice Practice Pads and Billdidit Coady Clutch. Marcel is known as an expert in the field, he demonstrates new drum and percussion products and uses his drumming skills to motivate his audiences to keep on striving for greater accomplishments. Sharing his story and lessons learned with audiences of all ages, he strengthens attitudes and helps build creativity.


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