Originally hailing from the West-Midlands – Glasgow based Jazz guitarist Gabriel Wareing has spent time studying and performing throughout the UK. Gabriel first began playing Jazz at Birmingham Conservatoire through their juniors program under the tutelage of 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. Before moving to Scotland Gabriel performed as a part of The Midlands Youth Jazz Orchestra, often as a featured soloist. In 2013 Gabriel competed in the live final of the Edinburgh guitar festival – the highest placed electric guitarist in the competition.
In 2013 Gabriel went on to continue his studies with the Jazz BMus program at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, studying with Tommy Smith, Kevin MacKenzie, Mario Caribe and many other named Jazz musicians. Whilst studying at the Conservatoire Gabriel had one-to-one tuition with Martin Taylor as well studying with Brandford Marsalis, Makote Ozone, Bob Mintzer and many other world famous musicians. The same year he was also featured on BBC Scotland’s Jazz house radio show.
In recent years Gabriel has dedicated his time to developing the craft of composition - releasing his debut album 'The Dawning' independently in July 2015. Striving to find his own unique voice, he takes influences not only from Contemporary Jazz artists such as Brad Mehldau, Kurt Rosenwinkel and Gilad Hekselman, but also from Rock artists such as Radiohead and Mogwai.