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Uptown Lockdown Broadcast – 10 June 2020
I was delighted to be a guest contributor to UPTOWN LOCKDOWN – a live broadcast by The Duke Ellington Society UK (DESUK). I talked about what Ellington and Strayhorn’s music means to me, what I’ve learnt from the singers like Betty Roche, Joya Sherill, Kay Davis, Sarah Vaughan, Ella, to sing this this inspiring music.
UPTOWN LOCKDOWN is co hosted by Frank Griffith and Antony Pepper, both board members of
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Ellington & Strayhorn with the Frank Griffith Nonet

Louise Gibbs is the featured singer with the Frank Griffith Nonet in this programme of Ellington and Strayhorn treasures. The unusual nine-piece set up punches above its weight giving a powerful big band sound with all the intricate delicacy of distinctive arrangements and solo contributions. With music spanning 1932 to 1966, the programme includes: It Don’t Mean a Thing, Daydream, Satin Doll, Take The A Train, Lush Life and …

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About

WELCOME! to the website for LOUISE GIBBS, jazz vocalist, composer/arranger, educator, and writer! This website represents my interests and involvement with music: as musician – educator – and writer.

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Upcoming Gigs

29 November 2020 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Ellington & Strayhorn

Venue: Seven Arts Jazz, 31 Harrogate Road, Leeds


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Latest Release

SEVEN DEADLY SINGS
Louise Gibbs and The Septet with Tony Kofi (alto/baritone saxes), Tim Whitehead
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