“Gabriel is an up and coming jazz guitarist with a very bright future. Already an award winning performer, Gabriel’s playing is full of energy and an understanding of the tradition as he brings his unique voice to the modern jazz guitar genre. Definitely a guitarist to keep your eyes and ears on in coming years.”
– Dr Matthew Warnock
(Writer for Guitar World, Mel Bay, Just Jazz Guitar Magazine, All About Jazz…)
Glasgow based jazz guitarist Gabriel Wareing began the study of guitar at the age of eight. By the time he was fourteen, he had achieved his grade eight electric guitar and was beginning to perform professionally. Although originally schooled in blues and rock guitar, Gabriel began to gravitate towards jazz music in his mid teens -later dictating the path he would go on to follow.
Originally hailing from the West-Midlands, Gabriel has spent time studying and performing throughout the UK. He has studied on various different programs and in a few different formats – most notably studying jazz at Birmingham Conservatoire through their juniors program. Gabriel was awarded a place on the course through audition, being part of a very small group of selected youths. Studying on the junior program, he was taught by Mike Williams and Percy Pursglove. It was in this institution where he began to develop his ability to perform jazz guitar. In addition to this Gabriel spent time at the International Guitar Festival (both in Bath and Cheltenham) – tutored by Martin Goulding, John Wheatcroft and Dario Cortese. In 2012-13 Gabriel performed as a part of MYJO (Midlands Youth Jazz Orchestra), often featured as the soloist.
In 2013 Gabriel went on to continue his studies with the Jazz BMus program at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Earlier the same year he was placed second in the live final of the Edinburgh guitar festival – being the highest placed electric guitarist in the competition.