New Orleans NPR: Interview with Helen

Thanks to Gwen Thompkins for being a true gift to the New Orleans music community and for masterfully weaving together the words, music and flow of this extensive interview on WWNO’s Music Inside Out.  If you want to listen to us talk about my life, my teachers and influences, to tracks from my albums and to…


Jazz Fest Season 2017 in New Orleans

SEE YOU IN NEW ORLEANS! ~ Helen 4/28  Solo Show @ New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival – Lagniappe Stage       1:50-2:40pm 4/28  Solo Show + Williams/Lurie/Southerland Sax Trio + Tephra Sound w/ Mars Williams, Nikki Glaspie, Jessica Lurie, Brian Haas + Mark Southerland @ Allways Lounge 10pm 4/29  Tephra Sound Quintet w/…


April 8th putting the French back in French Quarter Festival

Helen Gillet and the Wazozo Zorchestra back together in New Orleans! Luke Brechtlesbauer: harp – Gregory Good: guitar – Daron Douglas: violin – Doug Garrison: drums – Helen Gillet: cello/voice – Rex Gregory: clarinet, flute, melodica Performing the music of Georges Brassens, France Gall, Lucienne Delyle (France) Julos Beaucarne, Grand Jojo, Jacques Brel (Belgium) and…


TEPHRA SOUND

TEPHRA SOUND: HORIZON      AUGUST 2017   (CD/DIGITAL)          OCTOBER 2017 (VINYL) SHOWS August 2017 Kansas City 8/16/17 Brick Bar St. Louis 8/17/17 Broadway Oyster Bar Madison 8/18/17 Arts+Lit Laboratory Chicago 8/19/17 Constellation + Helen Gillet and Friends Madison 8/20/17 Art In Contact booking@helengillet.com TEPHRA SOUND Helen Gillet, cello/effects Nikki Glaspie,…


BELOIT COLLEGE 2016 Victor E. Ferrell Artist Residency

Happy to be back on campus at Beloit College (’00) as Artist in Residence September 16-24th, 2016 Saturday September 24th, 2016 Eaton Chapel 7:30pm It Goes Without Saying – Collaborative Multi Disciplinary work by Artist in Resident Helen Gillet, Film professor Aaron Gurlly, Dance professor Chris Johnson and Beloit College students.


Instigation Orchestra + Djasporas

I had a blast hanging and playing with four of my favorite musical badass friends from New Orleans in Chicago last weekend! Improviser, Steve Marquette (guitar) and dancer/writer Marie Casimir bring together an impressive group of musicians and performers in a new collaboration of the The Instigation Orchestra and Djasporas. Inspired by the ongoing exchange of music…


Helen Gillet presents + 1 Music Series First Wednesdays at the Ace Hotel (600 Carondolet St. New Orleans)

 8:30pm  – doors open NO COVER 9m – solo set 10:30pm – + 1 special guest   AUGUST 2, 2017 RICK TROLSEN: trombone + effects                             Inspired at an early age by the Big Bands of the 1930’s and 40’s, Trolsen grew up…


Thanks New Orleans JAZZ FEST!

Thursday April 28th, 2016 3:05pm @ The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival: Armed only with her cello and the electronic loops she manipulates so skillfully Gillet, dressed in shorts and a Chazfest t-shirt, turned in a magnificent set. She layered loops of cello lines and rhythm patterns to the point where she sounded like…


JAZZ FEST SCHEDULE 2016

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New Live Album available TODAY

THE WIND SHAKES THE TREES VINYL ONLY FREE CONCERT @ Antieau Gallery JULY 21st 2016 8pm Original music by Helen Gillet on cello, loops and vocals Artwork by Chris Roberts-Antieau $30 (shipping included)