Projects

Seven Deadly Sings

SEVEN DEADLY SINGS project
Both in its conception and execution, 7 Deadly Sings….is an unqualified triumph…From the hard-edged lines of ‘Envy’ and the stasis of ‘Sloth’ to the insistent ostinato of ‘Anger’, 7 Deadly Sings grips you to the very end.” (4 Stars**** Peter Quinn, Jazzwise)

‘Seven Deadly Sings’ is my most ambitious project yet – a song suite for singer and septet with 55 minutes of original text and music. Based on the Seven Deadly Sins, the suite is an impassioned commentary on the waywardness of human desire.

A recording with 33Xtreme (33Jazz) – released in January 2014 …

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Louise Gibbs & Kirk Lightsey

Louise Gibbs & Kirk Lightsey

An exciting duo partnership with emphasis on interplay, improvisation and interpretive freedom through vocal and instrumental standards and their own original material

Take a listen to their recording of Spring Is Here from their 2008 album ‘Everybody’s Song But Our Own’ (33Jazz172)

A high-wire act that takes more chances than anything I’ve heard outside the strictly avant-garde.” Jazzwise – June 2009

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CheerSing

CheerSing is a community participation project devised by Louise Gibbs as part of the Yorkshire Festival 2014.

THIS PROJECT IS NOW COMPLETED

For more information go to: www.cheersing.co.uk

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New collaboration with Mark Ramsden

Taking up with old creative partner, Mark Ramsden (wild man of music, author and saxophonist extraordinaire) Louise  takes on a new (ad)venture.

Listen to Louise Gibbs as you may not have heard her before:

Tattoos are Stories…. (house progressive)

Spring Sing (Go Louise!) (ambient)

The Bride in Sparkly White (jazz)

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Yorkshire Jazz Orchestra

Led by the veteran composer, arranger, drummer and educator, Tony Faulkner, the Yorkshire Jazz Orchestra brings together the best musicians in the region to play quality original and contemporary jazz. Louise Gibbs is honoured to be resident singer with the band.

The project has been a labour or love for its musical director and 20 core players, tackling some of the most subtle and demanding writing for large ensemble in jazz today. The intention is for the Yorkshire Jazz Orchestra to become a permanent fixture, providing a platform for the abundant performing, composing and arranging talent currently based in Yorkshire. …

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Louise Gibbs & 5 Pieces of Silver

Five Pieces of Silver celebrate the joyous and enduringly soulful music of legendary pianist-composer Horace Silver. His Song for My Father; Nica’s Dream; Peace; Horacescope; Señor Blues; Sister Sadie, The Preacher are the mainstay of the jazz repertoire, and these and lesser-known material have been lovingly compiled and transcribed by 5PoS’s bassist, Paul Baxter and pianist, Zezo Olimpio.

The instrumental quintet was the composer’s format of choice for his many recordings. But Horace Silver also wrote lyrics to many of his pieces. Louise Gibbs joins Five Pieces of Silver to feature as both vocalist and sixth horn. 5PoS’s performances are …

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