Gabriel Dubreuil Trio
Celtic-Swing from Vancouver BC
Contact DetailsGabriel Dubreuil
Described as “fast-rising” (The Georgia Straight) and a “coup-de-coeur” (Radio-Canada/CBC), the Gabriel Dubreuil Trio is a 'Swing-grass' group from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. They bring an innovative fusion of music from the Celtic and North American fiddle traditions and Jazz to the stage. The trio is comprised of Jay Knutson on guitar, William Ross on bass and Gabriel Dubreuil on violin. The trio have just released their debut album "Back To Back Bay".
Gabriel Dubreuil is a classical, folk and jazz violinist from North Vancouver. He has toured Canada, the United States and the UK with artists and bands from India, Israel, Scotland and North America. Dubreuil obtained his Bachelor of Music (2016) from the ground-breaking Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA, and works as a private educator and a studio musician. Dubreuil has performed and hosted workshops in venues ranging from Boston Symphony Hall, Brooklyn’s Jalopy Theatre, Club Passim and Vancouver's Festival Du Bois.
Jay Knutson is a talented singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist and also an artistic director of the dynamic youth fiddle orchestra "North Shore Celtic Ensemble". Knutson is from North Vancouver and a founding member of the seminal Canadian folk band "Spirit Of The West" and has toured and performed both "solo" and with a host of artists/bands over the past 30 years. The Chronicle Herald (Halifax) said of Knutson, "He puts the soul back into music, fun back into instruments and conviction back into lyrics".
William Ross is a bassist from New Westminster. A five-time award winner at the Envision Jazz Festival, Ross entered the Vancouver jazz scene in 2010 and released his first album Nomads in 2015. He is currently a private educator working for the North Shore Celtic Ensemble.