July 2/15 - The Silk Purse, West Vancouver 7:30pm
July 3/15 - Gallery Cafe at the Vancouver Art Gallery 4-8pm
July 17/15 - Gallery Cafe at the Vancouver Art Gallery 4-8pm
July 21/15 - Gallery Cafe at the Vancouver Art Gallery 4-8pm
March 11/16 - Westlock Cultural Arts Theatre, Westlock AB
March 12/16 - Yardbird Suite, Edmonton
April 9/16 - Blankenberge, Belgium
4 STAR review for Jaclyn Guillou's new album on Cellar Live
Winter For Beginners
by Dan Bilawsky
"Everything is easy and natural to grasp; she bridges modernity with accessibility in seamless fashion. At times, it's her way with words that catches attention and draws in the ear ("In A Wooden House" and "Castle Garden"), but she's just as likely to charm with the tonal purity of her wordless lines."
"Jaclyn Guillou gallops towards maturity"
Review by Alexander Varty
Based on the time-tested “four seasons” concept, the record establishes the vocalist as a nature mystic (in the manner of Johnson, Joni Mitchell, and Neil Young, among others) before cycling through a year in her life, from the appropriately melancholic “When the Leaves Fall” to the quietly radiant “Summer Where? (Mr. Sun)”.
5 STAR review on Bop-N-Jazz by Brent Black
"This is a release brimming with subtle sophistication and an intimate execution that is at times flawless. Organic, ambient, ethereal and contemporary may sum the release up in four words. While the plethora of female vocalists lurking about often leave me cold, The Lover's Walk succeeds on multiple levels including the Belgian trio that does far more than just accompany Guillou."
Jaclyn Guillou puts her her soul into Dinah Washington project
Guillou performed her inaugural tribute concert to Washington, one of her first jazz influences, back in 2013. The show was recorded at and aired by CBC TV and Radio. She's continuing the project and working to expand it, a welcome opportunity to keep listening to and learning about the artist, her music and accomplishments, as well as pay homage to her.
"She was a phenomenal talent. It just blows my mind every time I learn a new tune or try to figure out a little thing that she did with her voice because she really was a prodigious. .. talent that paved the way for a lot of singers and created a completely unique style and way of singing," says Guillou.
Guillou & PAL social housing collaborate on show
“I just wanted to keep with my personal feelings with working together to keep the arts community happy and healthy and PAL Theatre is a very interesting place because of the nature of the building,” Guillou told the Now.
“It’s important and it’s something that, I hope when I’m 55 I get the opportunity to live there and get taken care of in that way, because artists need support as they get older because we don’t have pension plans,” she said.
Without overindulging on the mic, Joel introduced singer Jaclyn Guillou. Her singing was uniquely smooth and ethereal, nearly impossible to compare in likeness to other singers. In a pool of singers that all sound like someone else, Guillou has developed something truly special. The crowd expressed their appreciations with Wows, Oohs and Ahhs.
Danny jumped in with Jacklyn and created magic by playing off each other in a super smooth slow jam. This was a completely new experience for us, listening to the dimensions of live music interlaced with the physicality of tap dancing. Close your eyes and image a love story unfolding with lush crescendos and an ebbing feeling of separation between the performers – ultimately becoming one sonorous amoeba.
WINTER FOR BEGINNERS album release concert
dal richards christmas concert
jaclyn guillou discography
“Guillou's voice is such a seamless synthesis that it is wholly unique. This is the sound of genre crossover at its most successful.”
"A treasure that is quietly evolving into one of the premier vocalists of our time."
"Jaclyn Guillou heads the right way with The Lover's Walk...Guillou’s already got the bones of what could become a truly personal style."
“BC has produced another rising star, someone perhaps to follow in the footsteps of international jazz artist Diana Krall in the years to come.”
Jaclyn is supported by
Jaclyn's article about new jazz venues in Vancouver, published in BC Musician Magazine March/April 2014 edition