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With the album “Bridge”, Gabe Katona shows his contemporary jazz keyboard artistry while keeping the dynamics of his R&B and rock background.  His contemporary jazz compositions are spirited and multi-faceted, yet romantic.  Gabe’s songs are crafted through his soulful approach to melody and rhythm. His piano sounds are full, sweet and crisp with intriguing melodies that will sing to you. Gabe’s compositions are highlighted with his touch on the HammondB3 organ, the Wurlitzer and Rhodes electric pianos, clavinet and the saxophone.  Gabe rounds out his music with use of unique orchestration and rhythms adding to the intrigue of his compositions.  As a result, Gabe Katona’s “Bridge” takes you on a journey that you will want to experience over and over again!

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Gabe’s solo adventure, “Bridge”, melds together his experiences as a songwriter, composer, session musician, producer and as a member of legendary music groups. He toured and recorded his keyboard work on four of Rick Springfield’s platinum albums and the gold single, “Jessie’s Girl”.   As a member of Rare Earth, he co-wrote two of their Billboard charting songs, recorded and toured.  He was regularly called to play keys in LA music sessions, including for artists such as Rock and Roll Hall of Famers, The Temptations, Jackson 5 and Richie Furay and for legendary artists Redbone, Player, Climax Blues Band and Motown artists.  That’s Gabe driving the groove with his clavinet on the Jacksons’ “Dancing Machine”.   Gabe played keyboards and saxophone for three years with Starship as they performed across the U.S, Canada and Japan.  He performed on some of Starship’s recordings from live concerts and appeared in some of the videos.  Gabe’s diverse career crosses a variety of genres in his work with many other artists, film and television projects.  As a solo artist, Gabe was inspired to blend his jazz, R&B and rock experiences and influences to create his melodic and soulful contemporary jazz album “Bridge”.