re people born with a great style? Apparently yes
! While many of us change our styles and have plenty of “What was I wearing?”
moments; 12-year-old Gabriel Angelo
(aka ‘The Trumpet Kid’
) is not only one of the best dressed guys in SF
, he’s also SUPER talented and has some serious ‘swag’.
Gabriel started out as a street performer playing his trumpet and tap dancing earning money for his music education, which is how I saw him playing near Bloomy’s in SF last year. The past few months have been very exciting for Gabriel as he auditioned for America’s Got Talent and was on the Ellen show last month. I had the chance to sit down and meet him this week outside the home of the San Francisco Giant’s, AT&T park. Hence the orange & black details in his outfit…
Special Guest Interview
Gabriel has a very supportive family, and his sister Rebeca
is his photographer. She took this shot a couple hours before I met him. See more of Gabriel’s dapper fashion ensembles including elbow patches, oxfords and Brook’s Brothers suits from Black Fleece
in SF as featured on 7×7 here
Behind the Scenes
I don’t go anywhere without my trusty FlipCam as I talked with Gabriel outside of AT&T Park
Luckily we chatted after the Giants crowd cleared out for the game, but he still caught everyone’s attention.
Questions for Gabriel~
1. Have you always had style, or does your mom help you pick out your clothes?
G. I’ve always had an eye for detail. When my mom would get me dressed up as a kid for church, we would get home and I wouldn’t want to change. I never wanted to take off my dress clothes.
suits are his FAVE and he styles himself)
2. So do you have any upcoming projects you’re working on?
G. I actually just helped a guy with his marriage proposal. He was an Academy of Arts student and I played my trumpet and helped him propose to his girlfriend. Of course she said ‘yes,’ (he added with a sly smile).
3. Wow, so it sounds like you’re getting all kinds of gigs?
G. Well I actually don’t like to call them ‘gigs’. I would call them relationships with people, it’s more long term. I’m not just playing to get paid, and that’s what a ‘gig’ sounds like to me.
4. So do you have any brothers or sisters?
G. Yes, I have two older sisters, who are both musically talented as well playing the cello and piano, he went on. (What a good little brother)
5. Do you know how to play that one song that goes like, ”Just Call Me Maybe.”
(I totally blanked on Carly Rae Jepson’s
name and wasn’t about to sing it)?
G. Uh, I don’t know it, but I’ll learn it for you. I can play anything.
Details by Gabriel
To see Gabriel discuss America’s Got Talent and do an impromtu performance after charming a couple fans in front of AT&T park, check out the Youtube video of my interview below.
There’s no doubt about his talent, style, professionalism, and Star Search qualities from the moment you see him perform. I see a very bright future for the Gabriel who started playing the trumpet at 6-years-old. How many people can say they started following their dreams at age 6? Not me.
Check out his Facebook page
and follow his journey and see more of his style, plus celebrity encounters.
Have a great weekend,