Louise Gibbs is now the “girl singer” for the new Yorkshire Jazz Orchestra. Led by the veteran composer, arranger, drummer and educator, Tony Faulkner, the YJO brings together the best musicians in the region to play quality, original and contemporary jazz. YJO’s launch concert on 20 October 2011 at Seven Arts, Leeds, premiered new compositions and arrangements by Faulkner, songs by Louise Gibbs, and pieces by Brazilian composer (and York resident) Zezo Olimpio.
The project has been year-long labour of love for Faulkner and 20 core players, tackling some of the most subtle and demanding writing for large ensemble in …Read more
“Think Anita O’Day, Annie Ross, and you get an idea where Louise Gibbs is at although, having said that, she’s very much her own gal. Soaring high, pitching perfectly, scatting, this was one of those evenings that gelled…” is what Lance Liddle of Bebop Spoken Here… said of the Louise Gibbs and Five Pieces of Silver performance at the Durham Jazz Festival on 11 November 2011. It was a fabulous night (the band certainly enjoyed themselves) with a discerning and highly appreciative audience right in the heart of the university. The gorgeous stone walls of St Chad’s quad might …Read more