Sunday, May 15
With an exquisite voice, a disarmingly wide range and a style that is deeply rooted in the tradition of the great jazz vocalists, Gillian Margot possesses a gift of storytelling and emotionally intelligent lyrical delivery that is refreshingly free of “jazz singer” clichés. Trained as a vocalist, multi-instrumentalist and dancer, Ms. Margot feels equally at home in the musical worlds of jazz, R&B and pop, and delivers a stage presence and confidence honed through years of performing for audiences worldwide. A native of Toronto, Margot got her start in jazz the old-fashioned way, playing several sets a night and leading a wide variety of ensembles and studying under a generation of jazz legends including Oscar Peterson, Freddy Cole, Carol Welsman, and Norman Simmons.
She credits her love of multiculturalism and mixing of genres to her educational background in both music and anthropology. Considered a young stalwart of the Canadian jazz scene, Gillian Margot has expanded her talents beyond borders through collaborations with artists in the United States, Australia, and Asia, where she’s earned a devoted following — touring in Hong Kong, China and Singapore.
Join us for what promises to be another stellar offering in our 2015/2016 Jazz Vespers season.
Sunday, May 15, 5:00 p.m. in the Chancel. Susan Russell offers the meditation.
If you would like to use the elevator for accessibility, please arrive five minutes early. Child care provided. For more information, contact Melissa Hayes: 626.583.2725 or firstname.lastname@example.org.