Apr 282015
 

Looking ahead to a fun week of shows in New Orleans _MG_2351w/ special guest saxophonist/horn sculptor Mark Southerland (Kansas City)
1. WEDNESDAY 4/29 CHAZ FEST (4020 St. Claude) 3:45pm w/ “other” instrument band featuring Mark Southerland (horn sculptures), Luke Brechtelsbauer (harp and bagpipes) and Michael Skinkus (cajon and kweeka)
2. SATURDAY 5/2 JAZZ FEST 12:45pm Lagniappe Stage SOLO SHOW w/ looped cello & french/english vocals
3. SATURDAY 5/2 CHICKIE WAH WAH 9-11pm (doors at 8) w/ Michael Skinkus and Mark Southerland
4. SUNDAY 5/3 MID CITY THEATRE (3540 Toulouse St.) – 9pm (doors at 8) INTIMATE SOLO SHOW
5.  MONDAY 5/4 BACCHANAL WINE (600 Poland) 7:30-10:30pm Mark/Helen DUO
6. TUESDAY 5/5 BLUE NILE upstairs Helen Gillet TRIO w/ Mark Southerland (tenor sax, sculptures and 8 track scratching) and Doug Garrison​ (drums)
Photography by Zack Smith​

 Posted by at 8:36 pm
Apr 152015
 

HEY LOUISIANA! CATCH ONE OF THESE FUN FESTIVAL SHOWS:

Sunday April 26th CIRCLE BAR  New Orleans SOLO SHOW w/ cello, loops and french and english vocals – celebrating NEW ALBUM BANGKOK SILVER! @ 10pm $10

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Sat April 25th Sun April 26th FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL in LAFAYETTE, LOUISIANA w/ HELEN GILLET Solo Show @ 1pm-1:30pm (Saturday) @ 1:30-3pm TV5 STAGE (Sunday) @ 4pm Chat Room interview (Sunday)

Monday April 27th at BACCHANAL WINE (New Orleans) Helen Gillet SOLO @ 7:30-9pm w/ Doug Garrison (drums), Rex Gregory (flute, melodica, clarinet, saxophone), Luke Brechtelsbauer (harp) and Mark Southerland (tenor sax) @ 9-10:30pm

Wednesday April 29th CHAZ FEST – New Orleans Truck Farm Helen Gillet & “Other Instrument” Quartet with Mark Southerland (horn sculptures), Luke Brechtelsbauer (harp and bagpipes), Michael Skinkus (kweeka and cajon) @ 3:45pm

Saturday May 2nd New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival Lagniappe Stage – HELEN GILLET Solo Show@ 12:45pm

Saturday May 2nd CHICKIE WAH WAH – Helen Gillet w/ Mark Southerland (tenor saxophone, 8 track), Michael Skinkus (percussion) @ 8-11pm (cover ay door TBD)

midcityhelengillet2015                        Sunday May 3rd

Helen Gillet returns to the beautiful intimate setting      of the Mid City theatre during the second weekend  of Jazz Fest to perform the music of her latest solo album. 9pm (doors at 8pm)  $10 cover

  Bangkok Silver, new album by Helen Gillet, came    out in February 2015. The music illustrates Gillet’s  evolved loop pedal technique with her instrument, creating very rhythmic backing tracks to her vocals and cello solos.  Bangkok Silver captures the essence of her current live solo show and includes brand new tunes written during the recording of the album such as “Alvar,” “Weed Tree” and “Grapevine.”

 Monday May 4th Bacchanal Wine Helen Gillet Mark Southerland DUO @ 7:30-10:30pm

Tuesday May 5th Blue Nile Upstairs OPEN EARS MUSIC SERIES Helen Gillet TRIO w/ Helen Gillet (cello, effects), Mark Southerland (saxophones, 8 track, sculptures) and Doug Garrison (drums and percussion). @ 10:30pm 

 Posted by at 3:40 pm
Apr 102015
 

Sduskee you at the Omni Royal Orleans Stage (On royal between St. Louis and Toulouse) 12pm-1:30pm SATURDAY APRIL 11th

“DUSK IN WALLONIA” FOR SALE at French Quarter Fest for only $15 

AND later same day at 5pm at the Louisiana Music Factory

(Frenchman Street)

 

 Posted by at 10:25 pm
Mar 182015
 

Thursday April 9th

GASA GASA (4920 Freret St. NOLA 70118) DOUBLE  CD RELEASE PARTY for “Dusk in Wallonia” and “Bangkok Silver”

 

Saturday April 11th 

12pm– French Quarter Festival  w/ French Big band celebrates “Dusk in Wallonia”

5pm Louisiana Music Factory HELEN GILLET DOUBLE  CD RELEASE PARTY for “Dusk in Wallonia” and “Bangkok Silver”

 

Saturday April 25th and Sunday April 26th

FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL in LAFAYETTE, LOUISIANA w/ HELEN GILLET Solo Show

 

Wednesday April 29th

CHAZ FEST New Orleans Truck Farm Helen Gillet & Friends

 

 Saturday May 2nd 

New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival – Lagniappe Stage – HELEN GILLET Solo Show

 Posted by at 10:53 pm
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

OR CLICK DIRECTLY ON SPONSOR TAB ABOVE to make a contribution.

 

 

 Posted by at 10:12 pm