Helen Gillet is a Walloon born in a Flemish hospital. Raised in
Singapore, Belgium, Illinois and Wisconsin, Helen happily landed in
New Orleans, Louisiana in 2003.
Helen threads her tri-continental childhood web and her love of
improvised music and french art song into her performance, notably
with the instrument she picked up at age 9: The Cello.
Collaborations have included working with Leroy Jones, Cassandra
Wilson, Marianne Faithful, Ed Sanders, Frank Gratkowski, Clint
Maedgen, Georg Graewe, Almut Kuehne, Mark Southerland, Dana Colley,
Els Vandeweyer, Anja Kowalski, Hamid Drake to name a few.
Helen Gillet currently performs concerts in cities across the United
States and Western Europe. She recently returned to New Orleans from
her extensive European tour performing at the Copenhagen Jazz festival
and Hinsgavl Festival in Denmark as well as venues in Berlin (GE),
Venice, Mirano and Maestre (IT), Brussels (BE), Maastricht (HL).
Helen Gillet's Upcoming Shows