Gabe Hall-Rodrigues is a Seattle based accordionist, pianist, vocalist, and composer. Born in Mesa, Arizona Gabe’s musical studies began at age 7. Gabe has a undergraduate degree in Music Therapy and a Master’s Degree in Jazz Piano Performance from Arizona State University under the direction of Mike Kocour. He has played with an array of legendary artist including tubist Sam Pilafian, accordionists; Frank Morroco and Stas Venglevski, the indie rock band Jared and the Mill, tubist Pat Sheridan with the Salt River Brass Band, and the Seattle Philharmonic. In 2019, he won 2nd place in the International Open category at the largest accordion competition in the world, The Trophee Mondial in Loule, Portugal. In 2017 Gabe became co-conductor of the Rose City Accordion Club Silver Falls Camp. He is the current president of the North American Accordion Collaborative a 501c3 organization dedicated to promoting the accordion and creating opportunities for accordionists to learn from and connect with each other. He presents clinics, masterclasses and workshops at accordion events throughout the United States. Gabe is a Petosa and Harmonik artist.
Gabe's most current projects are accordion duo Creosote and Seattle’s premier Brazilian forro band En Canto. Creosote is the dynamic accordion duo with renowned Seatte accordionist Jamie Maschler, together they create original and Brazilian classic music featuring inspired arrangements with a unique and endearing twist. They have performed at countless accordion events throughout the country, perform regularly in Seattle and recently were featured performers at the National Association of Music Merchants’ (NAMM) Museum of Making Music.
In addition to performing, Gabe has over a decade of experience both as a private instructor and serving as musical director and instructor at Gateway Academy, a K-12 Arizona school for students on the autism spectrum. He currently teaches privately in Seattle as well as via skype and other video platforms to accordionist all over the country.