"Vitoria Jazz Festival staff and the citizens of Vitoria, Spain greatly enjoyed their high energy performances...What a Fun group of performers...Thanks to San Sebastian Jazz Fest for introducing them to Spain.
Staff Writer - Vitoria Jazz Fest News
“St. Gabriel's BB is a favorite attraction of the people & staff of Getxo & Bilbao Jazz Festival...welcome back guys...”
Getxo Jazz News - Getxo Jazz Festival Directors, Spain
"Saint Gabriel's Celestial Brass Band Rocked the Cemetery"...not a typical Memorial Day Service, but simply sensational and a wonderful day was had by all at Chapel of the Chimes Cemetery on Memorial Day.
Staff Writer - Argus Newspapers Hayward, Ca.
"Saint Gabriel's made our Protest Mock New Orleans Funeral March a success far beyond our expectations, and the media coverage was sensational..." for the Third time in two years.
Lidia - California Nurses Association
" So glad you brought St. Gabriel's to play our Showcase for the Western Fair Association talent Buyers this year, they loved your performances as much as we did..."
Liz Waxstein - Western Fairs News
“St. Gabriel's you guys were incredible,& absolutely made our Wedding Reception Sensational for all our Nawlin's friends & Family...playing ALL the songs we requested too.”
Jackie & Andrew - Letter from Bride and Groom S.F. Ca.
"You guys are simply awesome...and a great welcome discovery for our fair" We can't wait, and want to invite you back for next year already"...The crowds love you and your music...
Beth Mederios & Barbara Boester Quaid - Ventura County Fair Mamagement
"St. Gabriel's Celestial Brass Band, is a Mardi Gras Looking for a place to happen!! they were the HIT of our Fair and Sensationally successful, can't wait to have them back next year"
Troy Boyers/ Manager - Amador County Fair, Ca. Board of Directors
"All Funerals Services should be like this, a fabulous way to remember and celebrate a life that was always so full of friendship and love." perfect music.
Father John/Officient - St. Gabriel's Catholic Church S.F.
" We got an opportunity to see St. Gabriel's Celestial Brass Band at a recent funeral... a very moving experience for all in attendance, our client said... "I can see my Mother Dancing thru the Pearly Gates right now"
Staff Writer - Chapel of the Chimes News
“They provided a sensational Program for our Funeral Director's Convention and taught us how to have an almost Tearless Funeral Service and Life Celebration Ceremony. They immediately changed the mood of the memorial Service we were having for a group of departed members of our organization."”
Staff writer - Calif. Funeral Director's Newsletter
“These guys play tough.all shades of Jazz,blues to swing & into modern jazz. A deep funk lurks beneath it all. If Jazz is going to survive as a living music & not just “preserved” by academics or music hall Kulture Kops it’ll be bands like St. Gabriel's Celestial BB that make it happen.”
Mr. Lee - Wisconsin Music Reviewer
“St. Gabriel's... "Amazing Performances at the 2006 Red Sea Jazz Fest"...a great replacement of The "Preservation Hall Jazz Band" and so exciting...Real Ambassadors of New Orleans Music... ”
Staff writer - Red Sea Jazz Fest. Newsletter
"Saint Gabriel's Celestial Brass Band...USA... True Musical Road Warriors...6 days at Getxo Jazz,Spain, & drove 16 hours to den Hague & 2 hours later a Parade to kick off the Festival. "They Brought a Real Breath of Fresh Air to the North Sea Festival"...
Staff Writer - Den Hague Newspaper
“Belgium R&B Fest...one of Europe's best... was sensational....partly because St, Gabriel's Big Brass Band... was entertaining the crowd of 10,000+ and I MEAN ENTERTAINING. This Band gave new meaning to "Let the Good Times Roll"... They let it Roll on an on an on all night long.”
Joop - "Lick" a Touch of Blues/ Belgium
“Zorina London & Saint Gabriel's Celestial Brass Band, entertained dignitaries at Pori Finland Jazz Festival... at the VIP party for the President of Finland...Saint Gabriel's was voted the best act at the Pori Jazz festival by the entire staff... ”
Staff writer - Me Naiset Magazine/ Pori Finland
"This is the Funkiest New Orleans Brass Band I have ever heard...they are Real New Orleans and a whole lot more"...Saint Gabriel's Celestial Brass band summed it all up musically with songs like IKO IKO,Summertime,Second Line and "MERCY MERCY MERCY".Now where is that Beer wagon?
Staff Writer - San Francisco Examiner