Drummer, percussionist, composer, body percussionist, beatboxer and singer – Gabriel Amadeus Hahn is a multitalented and versatile performer whose musical spectrum ranges from sacred and classical music to contemporary jazz, pop and world music. Born and raised in Munich inside a french-german family of classical musicians, he first started learning the violin, the piano and finally switched to drums at the age of 9.
During his music studies at the conservatory of Munich he played with acclaimed local jazz artists such as Paulo Cardoso, Claus Reichstaller, Peter O’Mara, Karen Edwards, Leonid Chizhik, Christian Elsässer, Thomas Stebenow, Rocky Knauer and many more. He was part of the Eastern European ensemble Konnexion Balkon the french-german septet Das Rote Gras from 2005 to 2009 and joined Tobi Hofmann‘s Easy in 2006.
He started touring Europe and Asia with the internationally acclaimed and Grammy winning vocal jazz legends The New York Voices in 2009 appearing as a guest beatboxer and body percussionist on their album Reminiscing in Tempo.
He furthermore played with the Tobias Meinhart Quartett until 2012 and joined the Lorenz Kellhuber Trio in 2013.
After completing his master’s degree in jazz composing/arranging at the music university of Dresden, Germany, Gabriel moved to Berlin, working with the performance ensembles fuchs+hahn, ATONOR and OHRLABOR. Gabriel has constantly been exploring artistic fields connected to the human body such as beatboxing, body percussion, experimental performing arts and singing. In 2016 he composed a performance piece based on the ancient Chinese I Ging for the Myzel Sound Performance Festival, Munich.
He worked for famous german pop acts Roger Cicero, Howard Carpendale and Max Mutzke as background singer/percussionist from 2014 on.
He also joined the Brussels Vocal Project as a singer in 2017, appearing on the album Modern Tales and the choir Lauda Vocale Taipei in 2018, appearing on the latest DVD dedicated to historic church music in some of the oldest churches in Asia.
Besides performing, Gabriel gives workshops worldwide (Vocal Asia Festival, New York Voices Vocal Jazz Camp, Body Rhythm Festival Hamburg) teaching The Musical Body method. He is the founder of the BodyMusic Berlin collective and the Netzwerk Musik+Körper Berlin, bringing people of various professional and artistic backrounds – all around the human body – together.
Discology on: https://www.discogs.com/artist/2387090-Gabriel-Hahn