Louise Gibbs

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Louise Gibbs, MA, MEd is a jazz singer, composer, teacher. Educated in New Zealand, the US, and UK, she has taught and given workshops (singing, improvisation, musicianship, and pedagogy) at every major conservatoire and university music department in the UK, and led Programmes at Goldsmiths, University of London, and Leeds College of Music. Currently she is Visiting Professor at the University of Chester, teaches popular and jazz singing for the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield, and York. She has active research interests in voice, improvisation and musical aesthetics, and is on the council of the British Voice Association. Louise Gibbs continues to perform and compose. Described in Jazzwise as “meeting all musical challenges with creativity and charisma” she has recorded with top UK and US artists and has five acclaimed albums as leader. Of her performance of self-penned song suite, Seven Deadly Sings (2014) for voice and septet: “Both in its conception and execution, …is an unqualified triumph.” (Jazzwise)