Californian turned New Yorker Gillian Harwin is a songwriter, producer, arranger, band leader, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist. She sings in multiple languages and accompanies herself playing either guitar or upright bass. She otherwise entertains by playing the ukulele, musical saw, or tel avi and has even been known to do a nose flute or kazoo solo.
She graduated with a degree in classical vocal performance although her true passion is for singing jazz, Latin, soul, R&B and the blues. After years of paying dues singing in smoky blues bars and searching for “the vibe”, she shares her voice, vision and depth with the release of her debut album, Whiskey Sandwich. It is an eclectic ten song mix of jazz, blues and ballads engineered by producer and musician Troy Dexter.
Willing to teach
Advanced students only.
Gillian has a degree in music from UCSB and is available in Brooklyn for $50-75/hour and $100-150/hour in Manhattan. She is available for private or group instrucion for Voice, Guitar, Bass, Ukulele, Musical Saw, Theory, Songwriting and Arranging.
Gillian's clinics involve an exploration of possibilities through music. Stage presence, musicianship, anxiety, band leading, mic technique, arranging and efficiency are the central focus of her workshops.