Helen Gillet

Music Ensemble. She performs regularly at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, Chaz Fest, The French Quarter Festival, and the New Orleans Noize Fest. Among the many talented musicians outside of New Orleans she has had the pleasure of working with are Hamid Drake, Frank Gratkowski, Georg Graewe, Mark Sutherland, Scott Bourgeois, Wilbert de Joode, Rob Masurek, Fred Lonberg-Holmes and Chicago’s Tomorrow Music Orchestra. Gillet released her French Band Wazozo's debut album in May of 2009. She can be heard on a wide variety of recording projects, including the Ed Sanders 2007 “Poems for New Orleans” recorded by the award winning Mark Bingham at Piety Records. Other recent recording projects include James Singleton’s String Quartet “Gold Bug Crawl” (2008) and a ballad recording with the great New Orleans trumpeter Leroy Jones entitled “Sweeter than a Summer Breeze” (spring 2009). When she is not recording or performing, she enjoys teaching improvisation-based soundtrack, beat box, and ukulele classes as well as private cello students. Helen Gillet uses electromagnetic effects, looping and vocal percussion to explore sound as well as the wide range of natural sounds possibly drawn, knocked, rubbed, sensed, bounced, scraped, plucked, and sung out through the acoustic cello. .. .. .. Recording projects featuring Helen Gillet: .. .. Chappy, UNO (2006) .. Moose Jackson, Piety Records (2006) .. 3 Manisha "Late Lunch" Word of Mouth Studio (2006) released .. Leroy Jones "Soft Shoes (2007) released .. Happy Talk Band, Piety Records (2007) .. Ed Sanders, Paris Records recorded at Piety Records (2007) www.parisrecords.net/t-PoemsForNewOrleans.aspx - 25k .. Terc Martinez, Big Easy Recording (2008).. Mayumi, Word of Mouth (2008).. Zydepunks, UNO (2008).. James Singleton String Quartet "Gold Bug Crawl," Piety Records (2008).. Michael Hornsby, Piety Records (2008).. New Orleans Klezmer All Stars Cordescu poetry, rec by "Goat" (2008).. Tom McDermott Duet Album, (fall 2008)... Justin Peake, "When and Why" recorded at Helen's house in the hallway staring at Indonesian tapestries and Peake constellations in the hallway under christmas lights (2008)

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