Official Biography (courtesy of Gabrielle Hurtt)
Gabrielle is a singer, actor, model, entrepreneur and music executive from Philadelphia , Pennsylvania , that has truly been given a lot and she is determined to make it work to her advantage.
Gabrielle began singing in her church choir at the age of two. Even at that early age, Gabrielle asked her mother why she didn't have her own microphone. It wouldn't be long before she got her chance. She got the lead role in the church play as "Charity Church-mouse", a gospel singing star, at 5 years of age. Most of her principal cast mates were several years older than her. Since then, Gabrielle has spent time perfecting her craft as an all-around.
Gabrielle had such a passion for music early on that she begged her parents to attend The Philadelphia High School for Creative and Performing Arts. "I wanted to continue my education by going to college and graduate school because I have a true passion with regard to music. I want to perform, yes, but I also want to teach others how they can also be successful in this sometimes difficult career. I knew that I would need other credentials to do what I ultimately want to achieve". Her educational path would lead her to complete her B.S. in Music Education from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (where she was crowned Miss NCA&TSU 1999-2000) and her M.M. from North Carolina School of the Arts.
Gabrielle's talents have allowed her to work in several genres of music including opera, jazz, musical theater, gospel and concert. These performances have allowed her to share the stage with Tony Award Winner Melba Moore, R&B sensation Vivian Green, gospel artist Marvin "Coconut" Winans and Pierre Walker (Grammy and Stellar award nominee). She has also lent her voice to the independent projects including the 2006 A Soulful Tale of Two Cities, which allowed her to work with the greats from Motown and Philly International.
In the US , Ms. Hurtt has performed with the Greater Spartanburg Philharmonic, Piedmont Opera Company, Prince Music Theater and Arden Theatre Company. Internationally she has performed the role of Clara in Porgy & Bess. Performances took place in Russia , Poland , Greece , Latvia and Estonia . Additionally she has performed in Germany , Spain , Switzerland , France , Monte Carlo , Turkey and Belgium .
Her work as a music industry exec has allowed her to work with Kathy Sledge, George Clinton, Lamont Dozier, Phil Hurtt (her father), Bunny Sigler, Major Harris, Nathaniel "Crocket" Wilkie and countless treasured artists.
"I look forward to continuing to bring great music and entertainment to audiences everywhere."