Ellington’s On Again – And LIVE!

We’re back to celebrating the music of Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn! And at the Philharmonic in Liverpool – 25 June 2022.  Frank Griffith has specially arranged the original big band scores for his Nonet (a 9-piece band), evoking the warmth and drive of the Ellington-Strayhorn sound and yet keeping it agile. 

Amongst others, we’ll be performing my favorite: Lush Life. For a rare first-hand experience listen to the composer-lyricist, …

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Deja Vu – Ellington-Strayhorn at 7 Arts

How we’ve all missed live music! The Ellington-Strayhorn gig at the end of May was my first live public performance for 16 months. How wonderful to be in the same acoustic space as the audience and to feel their encouragement and warmth. If you missed our all-Ellington-Strayhorn programme of old favorites and neglected rarities you can listen here:

A big thank you must go to Steve Crocker and his …

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