Currently residing in Washington Heights, Gabriel Aldort began his musical journey in Topanga, California, at the age of six, when he started hiding from his piano teacher. Growing up he was influenced by a wide range of styles and artists including Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles, Billy Joel, and Elton John.
Following a coast to coast relocation at age 17, Gabriel discovered the musical genre of the Blues, particularly New Orleans stride and boogie woogie, that has influenced his playing. Artists such as Dr. John, James Booker, Randy Newman, and others have become the staple of his patchwork of musical styles.
Gabriel, aka "Galdort Gumbo," has had a professional music career spanning more than twenty years and today he continues to juggle a schedule of musical diversity ranging from scoring and live performance to managing Manhattan's only exclusive blues club, Terra Blues.
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