5 years in the making and finally we are together again to launch our project, Hush Now!! It is a collaboration of piano and voice, music and love and jazz ballads celebrating all facets of love.
We are so excited about coming together to perform again and especially to present a project which was born from late night home based jam sessions that led to a great friendship, lots of tequila, laughter, love, a tour in Mexico and finally an album!
Gabriel Hernandez is an extraordinary Cuban pianist and composer who studied in The conservatory of Camaguey and has been performing in jazz festivals and clubs for the last 30 years his own projects as a band leader as well as with the Afrocuban all stars and Cubanismo.
He has collaborated with artists such as Roy Hargrove, Tito Puente, Arturo Sandoval, Paquito de Rivera, Greg Fishman among many others.
He has recorded 5 original music albums to date and has collaborated in many jazz albums internationally.
With his solid classical training, Chucho Valdez asserts that he is “A pianist that makes a difference putting his heart on top of his technique,” and Herbie Hancock claims that " Gabriel is the best unknown that I've heard. "
Based in Mexico, for more than 20 years Gabriel has continued his traveling and exploration of playing with musicians who are magical, open and creative.
Dawn Ho, a jazz / bossa and samba singer is no stranger in the Singapore music scene. Her sophisticated and vibrant vocal timbre makes her a natural in jazz and Bossa nova but her musical tastes have always led her to experiment in several forms of music, crossing genres.
She began singing at the age of 8, training in classical and choral singing under Dr. Myna Chan for 10 years. She decided to follow her passion for jazz and left her job as a flight stewardess for Singapore Airlines in 2003 to pursue a full-time career in jazz singing and has not looked back since.
Over the course of her career. Dawn has studied under Babes Condes (Singapore), Tania Travers and the legendary Barry Harris (New York). And attended a Master class with Grammy award winning jazz vocalist, Kurt Elling.
Dawn has performed in several countries in the region and beyond, such as Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Brunei, Taiwan, Los Angeles and even for VISA delegates at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and has appeared in several music festivals and events in Singapore, notably The Mosaic Music Festival, Jazz By The Beach, Audi Fashion Festival, Singapore Night Festival and Singjazz Music Festival as well as Tai Chung Festival 2011 in Taiwan.
Currently she is furthering herself by pursuing her BA HONS in Jazz Performance with Lasalle College of the Arts. Whilst continuing to work on her jazz, Brazilian music and original music projects.