Board of Directors

Dan Gabel, President and CEO of the ABBPS:
Dan has been passionate about music since first hearing the sounds of Beethoven to Big Bands at the age of three. Born about six decades too late, he started playing his father’s vintage King 2-B at the age of ten. By age thirteen, Dan began his professional music life playing trombone in local Big Bands.
A historian and musicologist, Dan Gabel’s article “Singin’ the Blues: The Pioneering Arrangements of Bill Challis” (February, 2012) has received several awards and critical acclaim in the academic world. Current research projects include a joint-research grant with Prof. Tom Giampietro exploring the arrangements and drumming of Chick Webb. Gabel is also preparing a presentation on his research and analysis of the early arrangements of Billy May for a lecture series.  Dan Gabel holds a double Bachelor’s Degree with Commonwealth College Honors from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. His degrees are in Political Science and BDIC (Bachelor’s Degree with Individual Concentration) with a concentration in Jazz History. He continues his education in the Masters and Doctoral program at New England Conservatory.

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Hayley Trahan-Liptak, Clerk
A lawyer at K&L Gates in Boston, Hayley is passionate about non-profits and has worked in non-profit development and marketing for several years. Hayley plays the

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Dan Fleury, Treasurer

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Skip Poole