Gabe Condon is a nationally acclaimed guitarist, composer, and educator. Gabe is currently the Instructor of Classical and Jazz Guitar at Washington State University in Pullman, Washington. He taught as a Lecturer of Jazz Studies at Ithaca College from 2017 - 2019. He presented a clinic at the 2019 JEN Conference, Reno, Nevada with Mike Titlebaum, the Director of Jazz Studies at Ithaca College. In addition to college-level teaching, he has taught private lessons for over ten years, including at the Eastman Community Music School in Rochester, New York, and at Opus Ithaca in Ithaca, New York. In 2017, he taught Suzuki Violin at Sociedad Cultural Renovación and jazz at FEDUJAZZ in the Dominican Republic.
In 2009 and 2010, he performed in Miami and New York City as a member of the NFAA YoungArts Program, and received a Silver Award. Gabe has received three Downbeat Magazine Student Music Award recognitions in Rock/Blues Performance (2009), Jazz Performance (2010), and Studio Orchestra Arrangement (2015). In 2014, he won first place in the jazz category of the Wilson Center International Guitar Competition. In 2016 and 2017, Gabe performed as an accompanist for the US Presidential Scholars Concert at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC. In 2017, Gabe performed a concert of original material with his band the Gabe Condon
SolidarityBand at the Bitter End in New York City. Gabe has performed at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, the Rochester International Jazz Festival, and festivals across New York State. He has performed with artists including Terrell Stafford, Vincent Gardener, Grace Kelly, Braxton Cook, Kevin Mahogany, and Regina Carter.
As a composer, Gabe’s pieces have been performed by the Rochester Chamber Music Society, the Eastman Jazz Ensemble, and the Eastman Studio Orchestra. In 2016, he was commissioned to write an original piece and direct the “Jazz 4 All” choir at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in New York City. He has also arranged studio orchestra pieces for the Penfield Music Commission project featuring artists such as Christian Howes, Eddie Daniels, and Jane Monheit.
Gabe is a double graduate of the Eastman School of Music with a B.M. in Jazz and Contemporary Media, Performance (’13) and a M.M. in Jazz and Contemporary Media, Composition and Arranging (’15).