Faith Gibson began her career as a jazz vocalist at the 2003 Glasgow Jazz Festival. The shy Pittsburgh native grew up within a family of musicians, played piano and flute as a child, and sang in choirs as well as smaller vocal ensembles. In her search for a mode of expression, jazz ultimately seduced her. The joy of improvisation gave her the confidence to appear as soloist and leader on stage and to record her first CD, ‘You Don’t Know Me,’ in 2004.
Faith’s second, much awaited album of mostly original songs, ‘Big Moon,’ was released in 2009 and is still being played on jazz radio stations around the globe.
Faith Gibson performs regularly in Berlin, Bonn, and Brussels and is now at home in New York City.
Sometimes you just know. It takes two or three tunes to verify it, but as the well-written originals continue, one can distinguish quality song writing. Faith Gibson, a new name to me, contributes a few tunes here and turns other selections over to very hip wordsmith Christopher Morse. His melodies, along with those of others here, are fresh and invigorating. And Ms. Gibson interprets these tunes in an ultra-cool but totally unpretentious manner that she’s seemingly perfect for the task. Gibson chooses a small jazz group, all unknown names to me, to provide ideal, understated backup