Gabel Music

Bands, Lectures, Lessons, vintage-style swing and hot jazz groups - Entertainment for all occasions serving New England and beyond.

Gabel Music is the company that represents bandleader, trombonist, arranger, and educator Dan Gabel. Our bands represent the finest ensembles in New England, from a duo up to an authentic 18-piece Big Band. We have had the honor to play for all types of audiences, from Governors to retirement communities, with equal acclaim.

Dan Gabel is an in-demand bandleader and free-lance trombonist. His arrangements have been featured by top-notch ensembles across the country, from the World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra, The Cab Calloway Orchestra, to the Torrington Symphony Orchestra, to the Jolly Kopperschmidts German Band.

Gabel has lectured on topics including Jazz History, the Great American Songbook, New England musicians, and the relationship of music and dancing from Elementary Schools to Universities including MIT, New England Conservatory, Clark University, and more.

So come in, take off your top hat and bow tie, and see what Dan Gabel and Gabel Music can do for you!



The Vaughn Monroe Orchestra


Dan Gabel, bandleader and trombonist

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Elise Roth, featured vocalist


Dan Gabel and The Moon Maids vocal group
Emily Greenslit, Elise Roth, Sarah Callinan, Annie Kerins

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The VMO Dancers










Dancers: Steven Plummer and Katie Piselli

Orchestra Personnel:

Bandleader, Trombone, Vocals: Dan Gabel

The Moon Maids: Sarah Callinan, Annie Kerrins, Emily Greenslit, Helena Greenslit

Comedy sketches and vocals: Steve Gags

Dancers: Katie Piselli and Steven Plummer

Reed 1: Richard Garcia - alto solos, clarinet, flute

Reed 2: John Clark - clarinet solos, alto, soprano

Reed 3: Hunter Smith: tenor sax solos, clarinet

Reed 4: Joel Linscheid: tenor sax, clarinet, flute

Reed 5: Tyler Burchfield: bari sax, alto, clarinet, bass clarinet

Trumpet 1: Jeff “Prof” Holmes - lead

Trumpet 2: Don “Clutch” Clough - solos

Trumpet 3: Dan “Snow” Fleury - split lead

Trumpet 4: Adam “Hot Lips” Mejaour - solos

Trombone 1: Craig Robbins

Trombone 2: Steve “Gags” Gagliastro

Trombone 3: Joe Burke

Rhythm Guitar: Bill Doyle

Piano: Alex Olsen

String Bass: Justin Meyer

Drums: Jim Gancarz

Production: Nate Kiefer


Photos courtesy of Vintage Girl Studios