Currently residing in Washington Heights, NYC, Gabriel Aldort began his musical journey in Topanga, CA at the age of 6, when he started hiding from his piano teacher. Growing up, he was influenced by a wide range of styles and artists ranging from Stevie Wonder and Ray Charles to Billy Joel and Elton John.
In his seventeenth year, following a coast to coast relocation, Gabriel would discover the musical genre that would influence his playing for years to come; that genre would be the Blues, particularly New Orleans Stride and Boogie Woogie. Artists such as Dr. John, James Booker, Randy Newman and others would soon become a staple in his patchwork quilt of musical stylings.
Shortly thereafter, Gabriel began a professional music career that has spanned over twenty years. Today, he continues to juggle a schedule of musical diversity which includes writing, teaching, and performing. Gabriel is also a NYC sponsored
Music Under New York musician, performing throughout the subway system weekly.
For more information visit: GALDORTMUSIC.COM
Why did you write the song and participate in Occupy This Album?
I wrote the song to address what I believe is a long standing problem in this country and the world: GREED.
I wanted to participate in the album because I feel that the song ‘GREED’ carries an important message, one that needs to be heard by as many people as possible.
What the movement means to me/where do I think the movement is heading?
To me the movement means that it’s time to confront and solve the issues that have been plaguing our society for far too long. I believe that inequality and greed are at the root of these issues.
I see the movement growing, I see the message spreading, and most of all I have hope that we can unite and continue the work that has been passed down to us.