Lyn’s Bio

 

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Lyn Gillett is a professional singer and singing teacher with vast experience as a performer and singing teacher in all styles of contemporary music. With a special interest in vocal health, Lyn Gillett offers contemporary singing style teaching and vocal coaching.

As winner of Jazz Solo Artist of the Year 2000 in the Entertainer of the Year Awards in her home state of Queensland, Lyn Gillett has a wealth of singing experience in the entertainment industry to impart to her singing students. Her rich and mellow voice endears her to both jazz fans and lovers of contemporary music alike. (Listen to Lyn Gillett singing.)

Lyn Gillett is a qualified singing teacher and vocal coach.

She is the recipient of the Griffith Award for Academic Excellence (1999), Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University, for her completion of post graduate studies in Vocal Pedagogy.

This ensures that singing students are being taught by a qualified ethical professional, with the addition of 25 years of professional vocal performance experience.

As a member of ANATS (Australian National Association of Teachers of Singing), Lyn Gillett is continually informed of new developments in Voice Science, Vocal Coaching and singing techniques, and regularly attends and participates in Conferences, Workshops and Voice Seminars with National and International leaders in her field.

Lyn Gillett Performance History.

  • Winner of Entertainer of the Year – Jazz Solo Artist 2000 – People’s Choice Award, Sunshine Coast, Queensland.
  • Resident Jazz Vocalist, Blue Note Jazz Bar, Sunshine Coast, with Jazz Pianist Vince Genova 1998 – 2000
  • Resident Vocalist at Ridge Hotel, Brisbane with ‘Summer Breeze’ trio with Anthony Marendy on piano
  • Corporate functions and freelance work, weddings etc. with the Lyn Gillett Swingtet as vocalist and Master of Ceremonies at Hyatt Regency, Sheraton, Twin Waters Resort, Sanctuary Cove, Gold Coast venues, Noosa Jazz festival, Palmers Restaurant, Jaspers, Café Star, Lorenzas, Carey’s Café and Bar and Aqua Bar/Peppers, both as a solo keyboard player and vocalist with Viv Middleton
  • Appeared at Expo 88 Brisbane with Clare Hansson Quartet
  • Soloist at Royal Ball, Sheraton Hotel, for Duke and Duchess of Kent
  • Queensland Performing Arts Centre recital, recorded by ABC with Clare Hansson Quartet
  • Brisbane City Hall “Music at Mid-day” concerts, with a variety of Brisbane’s best jazz musicians.
  • Performances in Canberra at the Canberra Rex Hotel, Tilly Divines, the Canberra Yacht Club, and The Albert Hall with Clare Hansson on piano
  • Lead Vocalist with the Leo Farthing Band, playing mainstream jazz, jazz-rock and fusion Corporate functions, Bars Gold Coast Sunshine Coast
  • Full time residency at the Chevron International Hotel and Bicky’s Nightclub, Surfers Paradise, with the Capitol Show Band, backing visiting national and interstate artists
  • Voice-overs and singing for radio advertising
  • Past President, Vice President of the Sunshine Coast Jazz Action Society
  • Compere and performer at Jazz on the Beach Festival Mooloolaba for 12 years.
  • Master of Ceremonies and compere and performer at community charity fundraising variety concerts, both Brisbane and Sunshine Coast
  • Chief Judge of Talent Quests and Singing contests
  • Vocal workshops
  • Performer and compere at Jazz Club at Ronny Coxhells Buderim, Sunshine Coast
  • Carried out Feasibility studies regarding staging of festivals and concerts for a variety of Resorts and venues
  • Featured as guest artist performing with a variety of the best of Australia’s jazz musicians at Brisbane Jazz Club, Queensland Jazz Carnival and Noosa Jazz Festival.
  • On arrival in Melbourne, Lyn began performing with Jazz Pianist Roger Williams. During this time she continued to teach and conduct master classes in vocal health.
  • Lyn performs regularly in Melbourne with her jazz trio, featuring her musical director and collaborator Adam Rudegeair on piano, with Adam Spiegl on bass. Lyn and Adam are thrilled to be invited regularly to the Paris Cat Jazz Bar  in the heart of Melbourne CBD. The group has enjoyed performing at the Langham Hotel, Polly Bar in Fitzroy, Box Stallion Winery, the Melbourne Museum, Brunswick Green, Grampians Jazz Festival,  Willowbank Winery, and Wangarratta Jazz Festival.

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