Projects

2017

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Recording first album in March 2017

Nikki Glaspie – Brian Haas – Helen Gillet – Jessica Lurie

RSVP to tephrasound@helengillet.com for Invitation/Address to exclusive HOUSE SHOWS on March 7th and 8th

Live shows in New Orleans

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Hi-Ho Lounge
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Gasa Gasa

 

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Chickie WahWah

 

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Ace Hotel

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2016

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Three Keys Room at ACE HOTEL NOLA                                                                                                            Every 1st Wednesday of the month

8:30pm  – doors open NO COVER                                                                                                                               9m – solo set                                                                                                                                                    10:30pm – + 1 special guest

 

The Wind Shakes the Trees (Vinyl)

by Helen Gillet: live loops, cello and vocals

Available NOW at helengillet.com/store and New Orleans music stores:

Domino Sound, Euclid Records, Louisiana Music Factory

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Helen Gillet Live Recording at
Antieau Gallery

~ An intimate concert series amidst the whimsical artwork of local fabric artist, Chris Roberts-Antieau ~ 

Every Wednesday night in November 2015

927 Royal St.

8pm

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2015

Dusk in Wallonia

by Helen Gillet’s Wazozo Zorchestra

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This is a sequel album to Wazozo’s first 2009 album “Newton Circus.” Jon Gross (sousaphone), Doug Garrison (drums), Rex Gregory (clarinet, flute, tenor saxophone and melodica) and join original members Gregory Good (acoustic and electric guitar), Daron Douglas (violin), Luke Brechtlesbauer (harp, bagpipes), and Helen Gillet (cello, loop pedal, effects and voice) for an album of all French tunes from France, Belgium, Canada and Louisiana

 

 

 

 

BANGKOK SILVER 

by Helen Gillet

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This SOLO album features Helen’s live cello looping and singing in both French and English, featuring mostly original tunes and four original arrangements of songs by Georges Brassens, Boris Vian, Francis Cabrel and the Velvet Underground.  The album also welcomes Kansas City tenor saxophonist and horn sculptor Mark Southerland on two tracks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RECORDING PROJECTS 2013Ferdinand cover FERDINAND IS HERE!

Thank you all for your support in making this album come true!!

 

James Singleton (bass) Helen Gillet (cello) DUO

Recorded live in the Marigny

Opera House (True Blood, New Orleans fringe fest,

location for Helen’s music video “Carolina”)

YOUR DONATIONS HELP CREATE, RECORD, MIX, MASTER, PACKAGE AND DISTRIBUTE THE LATEST HELEN GILLET MUSIC!!  You will get a copy of my cd in the mail as soon as its finished!!

Photo by Clint Maedgen

 

COPENHAGEN JAZZ FEST JULY 9TH, 2011

 

Els Vandeweyer, vibraphone

Almut Kuehne, soprano

Kresten Osgood, drums

Helen Gillet, cello

 

Saturday also saw good avant-garde feature – both in the open and on LiteraturHaus in Nørrebro. Drummer Kresten Osgood is almost a walking jazz festival in itself, and of course, was also here, there and everywhere at this year’s Copenhagen Jazz Festival. Although I decided quite spontaneously to hear him at a concert Saturday afternoon at Lady Square along with the three for me unknown women, namely German Almut Kühne (picture top), Belgian Els Vandeweyer and American Helen Gillet. It would prove to be a good decision. Together, the quartet gave namely one of the festival’s best concerts. First and foremost driven by Kühne impressive vocal technique that drew on both classical singing, cabaret, jazz and avant-garde in an expressive blend. Up against these imaginative vocal lines wove herself a peculiar blend of cello, vibraphone and drums, of course, Osgood. How Osgood tend to steal the show for many of the concerts, he participates in, so it was here clearly the three women who signed the concert, while Osgood stayed in the background, where he delivered a strong rhythmic base for the experimental soundscape . Vandeweyer regaled vibraphone with a myriad of sound objects, including she played at a time with a sort of devils gloves with red claws, as she seemed to dance across the instrument while Gillet woven beautiful, scratchy and vulnerable cello notes into music. If Lady Square so in my case took rooms for the festival’s biggest disappointment right at the beginning, so put it thus also towards the end room to the most positive surprise.

Translated review from this online article

VOODOO FESTIVAL NEW ORLEANS, 2010

Helen Gillet’s VOODOO FEST BAND

HELEN GILLET, cello, loop pedal, effects, voice, piano

MIKE DILLON, drums and vibraphone

MARK SOUTHERLAND, tenor sax, hoseaphone, 8 track scratch double sax

LUKE BRECHTELSBAUER, harp and bagpipes

DARON DOUGLAS, violin

 

 

 

Photo by Zack Smith

HELEN GILLET’S ‘OTHER’ INSTRUMENT BAND (inspired by Offbeat Magazine’s Best of the Beat ‘other instrument’ category )

INSTRUMENTS FEATURED SO FAR HAVE BEEN VIBRAPHONE, BANJO, THERAMIN, PERCUSSION, CELLO, HOSEAPHONE AND WASHBOARD.


3 Responses to Projects

  1. David Moltz says:

    Helen, My wife and I saw you at Bacchanal the night it drizzled and you played indoors. We told you we are from Portland Maine. What we didn’t know until we got home is that you played at our daughter Karina’s wedding! In Portland, August 2008, she married Pete Robbins and you played at the reception at Local 188, a restaurant in Portland. Funny!
    Thanks again for a wonderful evening,
    David Moltz

  2. lynn masterson says:

    I don’t know if this is the correct place but I am interested in your “living room shows. any in KC MO? I would also like to know how to get started , how to perform, etc. please e-mail me back about the Living room shows. thank you Lynn Masterson

  3. paul says:

    when i spoke to you at your excellent performance in seattle last night i couldn’t remember the name of the pedal steel player who I saw in New Orleans. DAVE EASLEY! :)

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