Leaving for three months tour in Brazil with Samba do Pagode group SAMBAJAH. 2012: in a European tour with his own BRAZILATAFRO PROJECT (Italy, Germany, Hungary, Romania, Serbia, Germany, Austria and Slovenia) 2011: in a South American tour as lead trumpet for the Crystal Symphony Broadway show band.
Professor of composition & percussions in Latin American, African & Asian musics at the Italian National Conservatory of Music in Pescara (2010) Nominated as BEST JAZZ at the Orange County Music Awards 2008 On the cover of American magazine “Jazz Player” with his own cd play-along (1999)
Italian-Brazilian trumpeter, trombone player, singer, composer and arranger of Afro-Cuban-Brazilian rhythms, R&B, Pop, Jazz, movie soundtracks, jingles, industrial shows and certified teacher. Based in Los Angeles he has been trumpeter for Orquesta Guayao, Angel Lebron Y su Orchestra. Tito Puente Jr. Orchestra, Francisco Aguabella, Colombian group: “La Sonora Dinamita” and famous Mexican Sonora Santanera, Mariachi Universal and Mariachi America Internacional.
Author of 14 instructional books: for Mel Bay Publications: “ Latin American Trumpet Music” and “The Salsa Trumpet”, “Trumpet & Organ Classics” his own method for trumpet: “Il Trombettista Autodidatta” (by Carisch ed.), two for Curci Ed: “Milva sings Piazzolla” & “Per chi suona la Tromba”. Also by ADG Productions: “Latin Brass Soloist”, “100 Ultimate Blues Riffs” and “The Latin Sax Soloist”. A “Claudio Roditi note by note solos transcriptions” volume by Colin Publ. (New York). And one of Gabriel’s albums (“Brazilatafro Project” vol.2) with cover story, was released as Play-Along by Dorn Publications with the June/July ’99 issue of “Jazz Player” magazine.