Talk About Jazz with Doug Hall: Gabriel Jonas
Doug Hall interviews Gabriel Jonas December 20, 2023
Gabriel Jonas is a jazz guitarist from Bordeaux, France. He is currently enrolled at Berklee College of Music, as a double major in both Film & Media Scoring and Performance.
He has already played in some large venues in Boston including the House of Blues, and at MGM Fenway Hall as lead guitar player for the Singers Showcase Girl On Fire – The Music of Alicia Keys, where he got to play alongside the Berklee alum and alto sax star Grace Kelly.
As part of a Snarky Puppy ensemble, he has also been mentored by Marty Walsh (formerly a session guitarist player for Donny Summer, Supertramp, Christopher Cross, and Randy Crawford, amongst others)
As a performance major at Berklee, he is actively part of a variety of student bands playing weekly, sharing the stage at Berklee campus studios.
He is in the process of composing his first selections of original music and continuing to perform live in and around the Boston area.
WICN Contributing Writer Doug Hall spoke with Gabriel about his journey thus far: