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Gabrielle Stravelli CD Release Party Celebrating the Music of Willie Nelson

Gabrielle Stravelli is delighted to present the release of her newest album "Pick Up My Pieces: The Music of Willie Nelson". The CD is dedicated to the music and life of the "Red Headed Stranger", and covers the full spectrum of Nelson’s catalog; from early hits like “Three Days” and “Blame It On The Times” to favorites from his blockbuster album of American standards “Stardust” to eternal classics like “Crazy” and “Nightlife”. Alongside the music, Stravelli will weave in stories from Nelson’s famously colorful personal life and storied 50-plus year career, while honoring and reimagining the music of one of America’s greatest songwriters.

Much like her subject, Willie Nelson, Gabrielle Stravelli has stuck to her artistic vision, and gone forward where others might have compromised or thrown in the towel. Her program of songs written by and/or associated with Willie Nelson found her reconceiving the Nelson material in a jazz context with intelligence, imagination, musicality and a voice that equaled all of the challenges that the material presented.” – Joe Lang, Jersey Jazz

The band for the evening will be: 

Joshua Richman, piano

Pat O'Leary, bass

Eric Halvorson, drums

Scott Robinson, sax and flute