Gabriel Ayala

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AcousticClassicalFolkInstrumentalSioux

Gabriel Ayala, classical guitarist, is one of the up and coming musicians of his time. He is becoming well-known throughout the United States as a performer. Gabriel now resides in Tucson, Arizona where he received his Master of Music degree from the University of Arizona (1997). Gabriel has taught in all levels of education from elementary to college which has helped him to become a leading pedagogue of the guitar. Gabriel has won several competitions and serves as a judge for competitions.

Gabriel performs extensively throughout the United States and has had the opportunity of performing on live radio broadcasts, as well as, public and national television. In 2003, Gabriel released his self-titled debut CD and was nominated for the Native American Music Awards, otherwise known as, the NAMMYS for “Best Independent Recording.” In 2004, Gabriel was honored to be one of selected few to perform at the “Gathering of Nations” for over 30,000 people in attendance and is featured on a compilation CD of Gathering of Nations. Recently, Gabriel performed at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Arts and at the NMAI (National Museum for the American Indian) in Washington, DC in November 2007.

In addition to being a solo classical guitarist, Gabriel also promotes Native culture through traditional singing and dancing. In the Native American community, Gabriel (Yaqui) has also performed with well-known Native American musicians and entertainers. Gabriel released a Christmas CD in November of 2007, entitled “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” and in April 2008 another CD entitled, “Tango!” which includes many arrangements by Gabriel himself. Gabriel Recently signed with Canyon Records in Phoenix, AZ and will be releasing a new CD with them in mid-July to early August.

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Portraits

Portraits Gabriel Ayala

Remembrance

Remembrance Gabriel Ayala

TANGO!

TANGO! Gabriel Ayala

Passion, Fire & Grace

Passion, Fire & Grace Gabriel Ayala

Shades of Blue

Shades of Blue Gabriel Ayala

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Portraits

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"Toccata & Fugue" from Portraits

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"Asturias Leyenda" from Portraits

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"Vias Fantasa" from Portraits

Remembrance

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"Inhiapsi" from Remembrance

Remembrance

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"Remembrance" from Remembrance

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"Spain" from Remembrance

TANGO!

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"La Cumparsita" from TANGO!

TANGO!

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"Tango En Skai" from TANGO!

TANGO!

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"Verano Pirteno" from TANGO!

Passion, Fire & Grace

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"Passion Fire Grace" from Passion, Fire & Grace

Passion, Fire & Grace

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"Lalsla" from Passion, Fire & Grace

Shades of Blue

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"Sewa Aria" from Shades of Blue

Shades of Blue

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"Shades of Blue" from Shades of Blue

Shades of Blue

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"Samba Nova" from Shades of Blue