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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 a full orchestra, dancing in her seat as she sang wordless vocals. She finished the set singing a song from her Belgian childhood in French. The guy sitting next to me was spellbound. “I’ve never heard anything like that,” he said in wonder.  Offbeat Magazine 
BEST FEMALE PERFORMER 2014 GAMBIT BIG EASY AWARDS!

“Helen is the embodiment of the new spirit of New Orleans.” Alex Rawles – Advocate Newspaper

“Her playing is suffused with soul.” John Swenson – Offbeat Magazine

She’s also one of the best musicians in town-and that’s saying a lot” Jennifer Odell – Downbeat Magazine (July 2013 Artist Profile)

“..great music can create a sense of exceptionalism: a feeling that nowhere else in the world is anyone else so attuned to the glories of the present moment…Globe-trotting cellist Helen Gillet makes this feeling of blissful grandiosity accessible by pulling together bits of traditional French songs, New Orleans rhythms and electronic loops to create a musical environment that heightens the best aspects of the here and now.” by Cathy Hughes – Crescent City Sound

“The important thing to remember is that Gillet, while often a cerebral player, is never wholly left-brain; passion is the unifying element in all her work, and on “Helen Gillet,” it takes center stage. By Alison Fensterstock, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

“It’s hard to define what kind of music cellist Helen Gillet plays on this record. There is a contemporary classical vibe to this as well as a jazz sensibility and an avant-garde edge. However one chooses to define it, it is great music” by David Kunian OffBeat Magazine

“Helen Gillet has release this collection of jazz and chanson highlighted by her achingly sweet vocals. A unique and sensitive reflection of Helen’s life” Amazon.com

 

b4762631-c5ce-4ff1-a80a-88c03cb2ffffDownbeat Magazine “Rising Star” 61st Annual Critic’s Poll 2013

Downbeat Magazine Artist Profile July 2013 – written by Jennifer Odell

Sports Illustrated Magazine’s May 7th 2012 Feature Article

“Touched by Phil” with a beautifully written story about Helen Gillet HERE:

by Alan Shipnuck, Photography by Kohjiro Kinno

               2012 BIG EASY Gambit Awards votes Helen Gillet BEST IN CONTEMPORARY JAZZ 

Running of the Bells is a top 10 Louisiana Album of 2011- offbeat.com

Downbeat Magazine Review of Running of The Bells

OffBeat Magazine Review of Running of The Bells

Umbrella Music Festival in CHICAGO Duo w/ Michael Zerang 

Washington Examiner: “Musicians Maedgen and Gillet make new sounds at Millenium” by Marie Gullard

NOLA.COM New Holiday Song by Helen Gillet and Clint Maedgen

MUSIC BOX, NEW ORLEANS MUSICAL VILLAGE INSTALLATION:

Smithsonian Magazine 2012 Review

Helen Gillet works with Quintron for the “Music Box” Musical Town in New Orleans

Downbeat Magazine “Music Box” Exhibit gives voice to New Orleans cottages by Jennifer Odell

 

Helen Gillet’s Constellation of Cellos debuts at The Ogden Museum- NolaVie 

Kansas City’s Charlotte Street Foundation PRESS RELEASE for WE!

NOLA.COM “NOTES FROM VOODOO FEST by Alison Fensterstock

WWOZ: Is Helen Gillet the most creative musician on the scene right now? 

Music Playlist Series on NOLA Defender

Helen performs with John Swenson’s Book Reading at the Ogden Museum

ON THE COVER OF OFFBEAT MAGAZINE FEBRUARY 2010

Offbeat Magazine “Helen Gillet: A Good Fit” by John Swenson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KANSAS CITY STAR “Cellist Helen Gillet’s Music knows no borders” 2010 by Steve Paul

LISTEN TO INTERVIEW w/ Jonathan Freilich HERE