Feb 042015

bangkoksilverBANGKOK SILVER; new album by Helen Gillet has arrived!!  Album will be available for purchase at helengillet.com online store as well as throughout the internet (cdbaby, itunes, amazon etc..)

LOOPS, CELLO, French and English vocals

w/ special guest Mark Southerland on tenor saxophone


Recorded by Chad Meise in Kansas City, MO

Mastered by Collin Jordan at the Boiler Room in Chicago, IL

1.  Renard
2.  Repondez-Moi
3.  La Bas
4.  Non Demande
5.  Le Deserteur
6.  Grapevine
7.  Kibi
8.  Weed Tree
9.  Alvar
10. La Fete
11. Petite Fille
12. Ride into the Sun
All songs composed*, arranged and performed by Helen Gillet *except Repondez-moi (Francis Cabrel), Non Demande (Georges Brassens), Le Deserteur (Boris Vian) and Ride into the Sun (The Velvet Underground).


 Posted by at 2:15 pm
Dec 162014

YOU can help me achieve my lofty goal of two new albums for 2015 by becoming a patron.

I have been a busy bee wrapping up a solo album and already beginning a new french big band recording.  They are both shaping up nicely and if all goes well my newest solo album w/ special guest Mark Southerland will be out in February 2015 and “Dusk in Wallonia” with my french big band should be out by April, 2015.

The total price tag for my 2 albums is $15,000.   I am looking for sponsorships of $500 or more.  Let me know if you would like to be involved and I will send you more information.   In exchange for helping me put out my music I will offer patrons a signed box set, photograph as well as a custom performance TBD if you can swing a $1000+ donation.  (If you are part of an organization this can come in the form of a fundraiser concert etc..).  Your name, or the name of your organization will also appear in the liner notes of the album.

EMAIL sponsorhelen@helengillet.com




 Posted by at 10:12 pm
Oct 142014


2227 St. Claude Ave  in New Orleans

HELEN GILLET’s ELECTRO ACOUSTIC FRENCH JAZZ ENSEMBLE  featuring Doug Garrison on drums + Jon Gross on tuba + Rex Gregory on flute, clarinet, melodica and sax + Mark Southerland on horn sculptures, 8 track and tenor saxophone.

$ 10 coverall souls day 2014

 Posted by at 10:19 pm
Jun 172014

Marcello Benetti “Shuffled” 4et featuring Helen Gillet, Jeff Albert & Rex Gregory.

Thursday June 19 – Robbies House of Jazz – st Louis -7.30pm – Friday June 20 – H&R Block Artspace at the Kansas City Art Institute -Kansas City – 7pm – Friday June 20 – The Brick – Kansas City -10pm – Saturday June 21 – Filament Theatre Ensemble – Chicago -8pm – Sunday June 22 – Hungry Brain -Chicago -10pm

 Posted by at 3:34 pm
Jun 082014

Celebrate the world premiere of a full-length work created with the dynamic force that is New Orleans cellist Helen Gillet. Memory Palace delves into the complex process of how memories are constructed, and what happens to people when memories begin to deteriorate.

Memory Palace

Helen Gillet, who has been accused of coaxing energy and lifting the spirits into dynamic and dazzling displays of artistry, will be accompanied by Kansas City’s Cox/Owen Dance Company, Choreographed by Jen Owen, saxophonist and horn sculptor Mark Southerland, composer and arranger Brad Cox, and artist Peregrine Honig.

Tickets cost $10-$20. Tickets are available at the UMKC Central Ticket Office and online.


4949 Cherry St.
Kansas City, MO 64110

 Posted by at 6:00 pm