Yael & Gabriel
Musician / Band
Yael & Gabriel is a spectacular duet originally based in New York. Gabriel Hermida is an Argentinian guitar & bass player, composer, arranger. Yael Dray is a French & Israeli vocalist, musician, composer. They met in New York while playing in the lower east side. Their joined talent created a non conventional, cosmopolitan style of music.
Gabriel’s compositions have the essence of classical tango, contemporary music and jazz. Some are Flamenco songs with lyrics of personal stories. Gabriel has also been performing with Savion Glover for the last 5 years. Savion’s tap dancing being the percussion on Gabriel’s Flamenco compositions. Gabriel Won the reward of “Young Argentinian Composer” in 2000.
Gabriel has been performing at the Blue Note, Lincoln Center, Theatre de la Ville (Paris), Monte-Carlo, India, D.C, Boston, Canada and more.
Yael’s music is a progressive music influenced by Israeli Rock, Gypsy Jazz and French music. Each song tells a story and is either in French, English, Hebrew, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian or Russian. Yael has been the opening Act of the Latin Grammy Winner Leo Dan, performing in the
biggest venues across United States (Microsoft Theatre in L.A, BBKing in New York, Howard theatre in D.C, Coliseum Theatre in Austin…) She also graduated as a Master of Jazz Music at the Queens College in 2014. Yael has been performed