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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 DESUK on Wednesdays, 5pm UK time. The program discusses matters Ellington and Strayhorn, playing tracks as well as snippets live playing. Consider joining them at the Discord link from
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LG’s CheerSing for Yorkshire Festival 2014

CheerSing, Louise Gibbs’ community participation project, has been chosen for the Yorkshire Festival 2014. Supported by the Arts Council, Welcome to Yorkshire and Yorkshire Water, the 100-day arts and culture festival leads the run up to the Tour de France, 4-6 July 2014.

CheerSing aims to engage crowds cheering the Tour de France in Yorkshire to create big, beautiful, locally-distinctive soundscapes along the route. From March to June Louise will be running workshops for communities across Yorkshire to:

  • devise ‘signature’ chants/clapping-raps/cheer-songs and actions which identify their particular part of Yorkshire
  • sing and shout effectively and safely in the open air
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Interview with Liz Green – BBC Radio Leeds – One-to-One – Tuesday 17 January 2012

Listen to Radio Leeds (92.4 FM and 95.3 FM) on Tuesday 17 January, 14.00-15.00 when Louise will be interviewed by Liz Green for the One-to-One programme. You’ll hear Louise talk about her life in music interspersed with musical tracks that have inspired her personally and professionally as a jazz artist and teacher. Be ready for some surprise choices!

To re-hear the programme go to: (available until 24 January) …

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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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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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