Geoffrey Keezer Trio featuring Gillian Margot

Geoffrey Keezer - piano

Gillian Margot - voice

Laurence Cottle - bass

Alyn Cosker - drums

Geoffrey Keezer

With his highly regarded discography, unique compositions, acclaimed performances in a variety of configurations, multiple GRAMMY®-nominated pianist Geoffrey Keezer commands the attention typically reserved for the living legends of jazz. Whether recording with jazzy chanteuses Diana Krall or Dianne Reeves, touring with trumpet king Chris Botti, or collaborating with pop icon Sting, sax legend Wayne Shorter, guitar wizard Jim Hall, star bassist Christian McBride or vibes master Joe Locke, Geoffrey "has more than enough virtuosity and sheer musical wit and intelligence to weave all of his apparently disparate strands of influence into an original and compelling whole" (Time Magazine).


"…not only a superb technician and improviser, but also above and beyond this, a composer and conceptualist who can maintain the overall line and the DNA of the song in everything he plays. A musician's musician."—Sting

 
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. In addition, Margot 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 multi-faceted musicality. Gillian Margot is a stylist who eschews jazz clichés in favour of an original, interpretive delivery: "soulful and robust – a voice you might say was built like a brick house – but also sensuous ...poised and playful." (Michael J. West, Music Journalist)