Electric Bassist. Audio Engineer. Teaching Artist
Gabriela Baez is a professional musician, teaching artist, and audio engineer born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. She specializes in rock, indie, pop, funk, and R&B with roots in jazz. She received a B.A. in Music Performance from Hunter College, studying under the tutelage of Emmy- winning composer and jazz pianist Robert D.D. Jackson in Hunter’s Popular Music Combos. She has also studied under Ryan Keberle of the jazz group Catharsis in the Hunter College Jazz Ensemble.
Gabriela's instrument of choice is the electric bass with influences from Charles Mingus, Jaco Pastorius, Thundercat, and Jenny Lee Lindberg. She has years of experience working as a pit musician, studio bassist, and playing shows in venues all over NYC. She is a permanent member of The Protectors of The Wood Band and the diet- indie punk band A/B. In both bands, Gabriela sings backup vocals and lead. Baez also plays guitar as well as electronic instruments including hardware synthesizers.
In addition to being a musician, Gabriela is also an audio engineer. With several years of audio recording under her belt, Gabriela assists in recording and mixing the podcast for The Protectors of The Wood podcast series. Her work as an audio engineer has helped her build a career as a composer for media. She has composed and done the sound design for multiple short films, including Tom Freeman of The North which was nominated in multiple film festival including The Hip Hop Film Festival and The San Francisco Black Film Festival.
Gabriela is also a dedicated teaching artist and outreach coordinator in the non-profit Sonic Arts For All! Along with being a musician, it is her passion to give back to the community that helped raised her.
Gabriela Baez is currently pursuing an MFA in Sonic Arts at the Feirstein School of Cinema at Brooklyn College. She hopes to continue to build her crafts in composing and audio while working on her solo bass album.
For more information, feel free to contact Gabriela Baez at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Resume available upon request.
Photo Credit (in order:) Mo Rabbani (homepage,) Christian Hurtado, Jennifer Giammanco, and special thanks to Logans Run NYC