Gillian Margot

Having 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 stunning lyrical delivery. A native of Toronto (Canada), Margot started in jazz the hard-working, old-fashioned way. Performing several sets a night and leading a wide variety of ensembles, she also studied under jazz legends including Oscar Peterson, Freddy Cole, and Norman Simmons, and has performed with artists worldwide, including rock icon Sting, famed soprano Kathleen Battle, jazz voice Kevin Mahogany, New York trumpet star Jeremy Pelt, the Strickland Brothers, and now multiple award- winning pianist, Geoffrey Keezer. Her critically acclaimed CD, Black Butterfly (2015, Hipnotic Records) is “an impressive album which has her honey-toned voice deliver hints of a young Aretha Franklin… This lady needs to be heard” (L.A. Weekly). Equally at home in the musical worlds of jazz, R&B and pop, Black Butterfly speaks to the singer's passion for diversity and is an artfully crafted set that showcases her multifaceted musicality.

[Black Butterfly] “…is an impressive album which has her honey-toned voice deliver hints of a young Aretha Franklin… ” - L.A. JAZZ WEEKLY

“Gillian Margot has made a fantastic, genre-bending new album featuring some of jazz’s hottest current players. The music spans the spectrum from Jazz to R&B and Gillian nails all of it. ….she’s got something to say, not just another cookie-cutter female jazz singer.” - Geoffrey Keezer (GRAMMY-nominated pianist/ arranger/ producer)

“…a stunning debut by a jazz vocalist who sounds like she has chops that must have been related to a civil rights era jazz/soul singer…Properly supported by a crew that’s the bubbling under A-Team of New York jazz, this after hours flavored vocal set is a real charmer

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