Jim Gabriel

Jim Gabriel’s musical world exists at the intersection of the ethereal and the human spirit, in that place where what is felt but not seen becomes real. Woven into the fabric of this world are a fascination with the transcendent and a desire to understand it.

The passion started early...

At only eight years old when he discovered the piano, Jim’s childhood infatuation flourished into a mature love for the instrument’s depth and versatility. He has traveled around the world extensively, his musical education began in earnest in high school and continued at various schools including the University of Notre Dame, Manhattan School of Music, Columbia University, the University of Washington (Seattle) and eventually on to Paris. 

The joy is in the journey...

Along the way, he acquired degrees, awards, technique, experience, and became accomplished at both organ and piano. He has performed around the world, including in Rome for the late Pope John Paul II.

Jim discovered the joy of performing his own improvisations for piano when he recorded a CD to help finance his studies in France. Filling spaces among selections with his own spontaneous inventions, he shaped his aural universe through playing which was passionate, strong and driven, filled with yearning yet suffused with wistful gentleness.

The newest album...

With Into Eternity, Jim steps into the realm of the unknown and shows us that sometimes that next place is something far more wonderful than we can imagine.