Louise returns to freelance life

Louise Gibbs, former Associate Professor of Jazz at Leeds College of Music,  has returned to freelance life, performing, consultancy and workshop leading.


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Louise Gibbs at Ronnie Scott’s Bar – 19 December

As part of the Ladies of Jazz series, Louise Gibbs appears at Ronnie Scott’s Bar (upstairs) on Monday 19 December, 10pm. The house band for the series is: Mark Edwards (p); Richard Sadler (b); Chris Higginbottom; led by the irrepressibly steaming tenor playing of Renato D’Aiello. With more of a blow and no less show, the upstairs bar recaptures something of the Ronnie’s of old. Louise promises to keep the spirit alive with a choice selection of standards and some originals of her own and from D’Aiello. (A Ronnie Scott joke: Q: How do you make a million in jazz? …

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Tuition and Workshop Leading

Educated at Columbia University, New York (MA Music 1983; MEd Music Education 1984) Louise Gibbs brings a wealth of experience to teaching voice, jazz performance and improvisation, and professional development. She has taught, devised curricula and learning materials, and given workshops in these subjects at all levels and at every major conservatoire in the UK.

Louise was, until her recent return to freelance life, Associate Professor and Course Leader for the Postgraduate Programme and, subsequently, the Jazz Programme at Leeds College of Music. Before coming to Leeds she led the Professional and Continuing Education Department and taught in the Music …

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‘What Lies Within’ lead sheet available for download

What Lies Within (lyric & music by Louise Gibbs) was recorded on the album More Questions Than Answers (2005) with Jonathan Gee (p); Jeremy Brown (b); Winston Clifford (d)

This lead sheet with melody and chords is available for download…  What Lies Within v2- lead sheet

Listen to the music…  What Lies Within – audio track

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Leeds International Jazz Conference 2011

Louise Gibbs has been Director of the Leeds International Jazz Conference: 2009, 2010, 2011. The conference, an annual event instituted and hosted by Leeds College of Music since 1992, is the major forum for jazz research and education in Europe attracting delegates from around the world. The LIJC 2011 theme of Jazz Composition was represented by its Keynote Speakers: the eminent jazz composer Mike Gibbs and leading academic and author, Tony Whyton. To savour a view of LIJC 2011…

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