Description: Join Gaby Moreno as she celebrates the release of her new album, "Postales."
Seats will be assigned beginning at 6:30pm, Doors open for drinks at 7:30pm, Showtime 8:30pm. Tickets available ONLINE ONLY.
Gaby Moreno was born and raised in Guatemala City. Her family wasn’t particularly musical, but Moreno was singing before she could talk. On a fateful family vacation trip to New York when she was 13, she heard a style of music she had never heard before and completely enthralled her. An african american woman singing on the streets. Gaby, curious, asked her what that music was that she was singing. She replied "That's the blues, honey".
The blues overtook Moreno’s life. She studied hard and discovered early jazz and blues artists like Koko Taylor, Ella Fitzgerald, The Boswell Sisters and Sister Rosetta Tharpe, as well as the classic Mexican sounds of Trio Los Panchos. “I learned English from those records. I’d read the lyrics, then go to my dictionary. In school, we had basic English, but the records made me interested in learning it and singing it.” As soon as she was out of high school, Moreno came to Los Angeles.
In 2006, she won the John Lennon Songwriting Contest with her song “Escondidos,” first in the Latin category, then overall. That success gave her the confidence to produce her debut album, Still The Unknown, produced by Jay Bellerose. The album was played on KCRW and NPR, getting excellent reviews praising its sparse, elegant sound and Moreno’s quietly soulful vocals. The record’s success led to opening slots on tours with Tracy Chapman and Ani DiFranco. In 2010, an instrumental piece Moreno co-wrote was selected as the theme for the NBC show Parks and Recreation. The theme earned an Emmy Nomination. She then released "Illustrated Songs", produced by Ryan Freeland, with horn and string arrangements by Paul Bryan. Her biggest production yet. It reached #1 on the Latin Itunes charts.
In May 2012 Gaby performed on NBC´s The Tonight Show with Jay Leno alongside legendary musicians as Kris Kristofeson, Leland Sklar, Jonny Lang among others, singing “Toast To Freedom” , a song that commemorates the 50th anniversary of Amnesty International.
In June 2012 Gaby performed alongside Bono of U2, Angelique Kidjo, Damien Rice, Bob Geldolf and others, the song: "Get Up, Stand Up" from Bob Marley. This was part of the Electric Burma Concert held in Dublin, Ireland in honor of Aung San Suu Kyi, Nobel Peace Prize of Burma.
Now she gears up for the release of her brand new Spanish language album: "Postales", out on Sep 4th, under the label of Metamorfosis.