Apr 152015

Sunday April 26th CIRCLE BAR  New Orleans SOLO SHOW w/ cello, loops and french and english vocals – celebrating NEW ALBUM BANGKOK SILVER! @ 10pm


Saturday April 25th and Sunday April 26th

FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL in LAFAYETTE, LOUISIANA w/ HELEN GILLET Solo Show @ 12:30-1:30pm (Saturday) @ 1:30-3pm (Sunday) @ 4pm Chat Room interview (Sunday)


Monday April 27th BACCHANAL WINEHelen Gillet SOLO @ 7:30-9pm w/ Doug Garrison (drums), Rex Gregory (flute, melodica, clarinet, saxophone), Luke Brechtelsbauer (harp) and Mark Southerland (tenor sax) @ 9-10:30pm


Wednesday April 29th CHAZ FEST - New Orleans Truck Farm Helen Gillet & “Other Instrument” Quartet with Mark Southerland (horn sculptures), Luke Brechtelsbauer (harp and bagpipes), Michael Skinkus (kweeka and cajon) @ 3:45pm


Saturday May 2nd New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival - Lagniappe Stage – HELEN GILLET Solo Show@ 12:45pm


Saturday May 2nd CHICKIE WAH WAH - Helen Gillet w/ Mark Southerland (tenor saxophone, 8 track), Michael Skinkus (percussion) @ 8-11pm (cover)


SUNDAY MAY 3rd – MID CIY THEATRE – Helen Gillet returns to the beautiful intimate setting of the Mid City theatre during the second weekend of Jazz Fest to perform the music of her latest solo alum. 9pm (doors at 8pm)  $10 cover

Bangkok Silver, new album by Helen Gillet, came out in February 2015. The music illustrates Gillet’s evolved loop pedal technique with her instrument, creating very rhythmic backing tracks to her vocals and cello solos.  Bangkok Silver captures the essence of her current live solo show and includes brand new tunes written during the recording of the album such as “Alvar,” “Weed Tree” and “Grapevine.”


Monday May 4th Bacchanal Wine - Helen Gillet Mark Southerland DUO @ 7:30-10:30pm


Tuesday May 5th Blue Nile Upstairs OPEN EARS MUSIC SERIES Helen Gillet TRIO w/ Helen Gillet (cello, effects), Mark Southerland (saxophones, 8 track, sculptures) and Doug Garrison (drums and percussion). @ 10:30pm 

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Apr 102015

Sduskee you at the Omni Royal Orleans Stage (On royal between St. Louis and Toulouse) 12pm-1:30pm SATURDAY APRIL 11th

“DUSK IN WALLONIA” FOR SALE at French Quarter Fest for only $15 

AND later same day at 5pm at the Louisiana Music Factory

(Frenchman Street)


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Mar 182015

Thursday April 9th

GASA GASA (4920 Freret St. NOLA 70118) DOUBLE  CD RELEASE PARTY for “Dusk in Wallonia” and “Bangkok Silver”


Saturday April 11th 

12pmFrench Quarter Festival  w/ French Big band celebrates “Dusk in Wallonia”

5pm - Louisiana Music Factory HELEN GILLET DOUBLE  CD RELEASE PARTY for “Dusk in Wallonia” and “Bangkok Silver”


Saturday April 25th and Sunday April 26th



Wednesday April 29th

CHAZ FEST - New Orleans Truck Farm Helen Gillet & Friends


 Saturday May 2nd 

New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival – Lagniappe Stage – HELEN GILLET Solo Show

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Feb 042015

bangkoksilverBANGKOK SILVER; new album by Helen Gillet has arrived!!  Album will be available for purchase at helengillet.com online store as well as throughout the internet (cdbaby, itunes, amazon etc..)

LOOPS, CELLO, French and English vocals

w/ special guest Mark Southerland on tenor saxophone


Recorded by Chad Meise in Kansas City, MO

Mastered by Collin Jordan at the Boiler Room in Chicago, IL

1.  Renard
2.  Repondez-Moi
3.  La Bas
4.  Non Demande
5.  Le Deserteur
6.  Grapevine
7.  Kibi
8.  Weed Tree
9.  Alvar
10. La Fete
11. Petite Fille
12. Ride into the Sun
All songs composed*, arranged and performed by Helen Gillet *except Repondez-moi (Francis Cabrel), Non Demande (Georges Brassens), Le Deserteur (Boris Vian) and Ride into the Sun (The Velvet Underground).


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Dec 162014

YOU can help me achieve my lofty goal of two new albums for 2015 by becoming a patron.

I have been a busy bee wrapping up a solo album and already beginning a new french big band recording.  They are both shaping up nicely and if all goes well my newest solo album w/ special guest Mark Southerland will be out in February 2015 and “Dusk in Wallonia” with my french big band should be out by April, 2015.

The total price tag for my 2 albums is $15,000.   I am looking for sponsorships of $500 or more.  Let me know if you would like to be involved and I will send you more information.   In exchange for helping me put out my music I will offer patrons a signed box set, photograph as well as a custom performance TBD if you can swing a $1000+ donation.  (If you are part of an organization this can come in the form of a fundraiser concert etc..).  Your name, or the name of your organization will also appear in the liner notes of the album.

EMAIL sponsorhelen@helengillet.com




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Oct 142014


2227 St. Claude Ave  in New Orleans

HELEN GILLET’s ELECTRO ACOUSTIC FRENCH JAZZ ENSEMBLE  featuring Doug Garrison on drums + Jon Gross on tuba + Rex Gregory on flute, clarinet, melodica and sax + Mark Southerland on horn sculptures, 8 track and tenor saxophone.

$ 10 coverall souls day 2014

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