Gabriele, Sebastian and Toma’
2 French and 1 Italian, but somehow they manage.
G.T.S. is the consequence of 3 like-minded musicians who share one passion – Jazz.
Having met for a one-off gig at Kwest in October, we decided to form GTS. We haven’t looked back since, now playing almost every night all over town. The beautiful thing is that we learn from each other every night, we play, we discuss, we search and we play some more!
We are all from very different backgrounds, Classical, Gypsy, Jazz, Raggae. In fact our music is a hybrid of all – the essence of Jazz. We strive to play our best every night, sometime we manage, some times we don’t!
Come to hear us, jam with us, talk with us. We don’t bite (very often..)
Gabi Faja, piano
Toma’ Willen, percussion
Sebastien Adnot, double bass
Dear Friends, GTS will be away this Sunday at Riverhouse Lounge and Bistro’ (14th) but will return the following Sunday with special guests.
GTS gigs are Wed, Thu (Sofitel) and Sunday (Riverhouse).
For extra gigs, one-off and so on please check the gig section
Dear Friends and (GTS) Jazz lovers!
After holidays taken in France, Thailand and BKK1 in Phnom Penh GTS Jazz are back and ready to swing!
We are warming up at Sofitel at its revamped Le Bar (featuring an incredible tree-light display) and restarting our Chill sessions at Riverhouse Lounge.
Projects this term include the Bill Evans Trilogy where GTS play 18 of Bill’s most beautiful tunes at Meta House and Intercontinental Hotel as well as the newly opened Piano Cafe’.
Extra Jazz night at the Cafe‘ are sponsored by The Piano Shop and occasionally we’ll stop by at Le Moon and K-West for some cool Jazz under the stars!
GTS Jazz Trio
The Friday the Gabi Faja Trio (the concert stage version of GTS) will play at Meta House, 8pm.
We have been asked to play a selection of short songs from Father Norodom Sihanouk – in a Jazz trio format!
Awesome, we are using many styles for reference in arranging this – swing, bop, contemporary and classical fusion.
Concert begins at 8pm, tickets are $5/$2 (students) and there is limited seating, it would be great to see you and support this artistic project by the people behind the scene at Meta House – Phnom Penh’s only western art-music association.
Dear Followers and Friends (hopefully you are both!)
June comes to an end and we’ve had an ioncredible 6 months, with almost 150 gigs! Woah..
So, to close the first chapter of the year we propose a Swing Dance Off @ Le Moon!
Arguably the most awesomely located terrace in whole country, on the 7th floor of the Amajaya Hotel, on the Riverside of the city (154 corner Sisowath Quay), Le Moon has had our band several times but this time it’s different!
Robin and her troupes of Swingers are coming to town to devastate the floor whilst GTS Quartet + genius Kae Lhassan provide the groove. Full cocktail menu and superb dining at Kwest downstairs = great evening.
You don’t have dance, you can just sit and watch (like I do whilst I’m playing..), tap you feet, sip a drink, hug your girl/man/tran whatever you’re into, wink, clap, laugh and gaze at the stars.
THIS Saturday June 30th at Le Moon!
Here are some pics from our latest gigs, what a month June as been!
Ha Ha! How cool, just last week we met Lewis Pragasam, an insanely good drummer who needed a band to fill a spot for this unusual event, on Sat 16th June, opposite Naga, open air, can’t miss the huge stage!
So tomorrow Euan Gray, Riannon (a very pretty and gifted musician) and GTS Jazz Trio perform in front of thousands at the Vietnamese Cambodian Friendship Park!
What a quick turnaround, here a some pics of our sound check, see you tomorrow?
Dear Friends, you are invited to this year’s Fete De La Music event in Phnom Penh.
Thursday June 21st, 2012 / 6 to 11pm
A mini Music Festival with some of Phnom Penh’s best bands, from BossaNova to Bluegrass and Jazz, Klezmer and old school Swing…we have The Phnom Penh Hippies, Grass Snake Union, GTS Quintet, Sise’Swing, The BossaNovas!
Come, go, come back, drink, eat, talk, relax – free entry and beautiful setting in Phnom Penh’s most luxurious Resort, in the Neo-Colonial splendor of its lobby.
For this special evening, enjoy the sumptuous dinner buffet in la Coupole restaurant, priced at only USD 20. Special set menus are also available at USD 20 in Hachi, Do Forni, and
Fu Lu Zu restaurant. While winding up with the performance at le bar, guest will be treated with special snack menu ranging from USD 3 to USD 15 and drinks priced from USD 3 to USD 6 only.
Sofitel Phnom Penh Phokeethra
26 Old August site Sothearos Bld, Sangkat Tonle Bassac, Phnom Pen, Cambodia 12301
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THE ART OF FUSION,
A JAZZ’ART CONCERT BY GABI FAJA TRIO
2ND JUNE 2012, 7:00 PM
INTERCONTINENTAL PHNOM PENH BALLROOM 2
Gabi Faja has explored fusion projects since 2004 in some of London’s most reputable venues. For his premier Jazz’Art concert in Cambodia that combines jazz and classical music, the artist has gathered a trio composed of himself at the piano, doublebass player Sébastien Adnot and drummer Toma Willen.
The Trio engages in an evolutionary line of fusion music, beginning with Bach’s masterful Chorals and continuing with the ancient modal scales found in Ravel’s stunning Valses Nobles & Sentimentales.
The musicians also explore accordionist Astor Piazzolla’s most notorious works – melting sensual tango rhythms with classical structure and jazz harmony – in conjunction with pieces by fusion jazz pianist-composers Jarrett, Corea and Hancock.
Prepare for a unique musical experience that will certainly mark a milestone in the art scene of Phnom Penh.
Tickets are available for purchase from InterContinental Phnom Penh, call 023 424 888 ext. 4413.
Price: USD 10.00 per person including a welcome drink.
Yo Musos and Jazzers and listeners!
As tradition, continuing the monthly travelling Jazz Jam, see below!
The Jazz Jam Session at Le Moon on May 3rd, starting at 8pm.
Free Food and drink for players, beautiful rooftop location, Amajaya Hotel, top floor, on the riverside.
Address: Amanjaya Pancam HotelHotel / Street 154, Sisowath Quay, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Le Moon: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002967569024&sk=wall
Thanks, Gabi (GTS Jazz)