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 studied under a generation of jazz legends including Oscar Peterson, Freddy Cole, Carol Welsman,
and Norman Simmons. Equally at home in the musical worlds of jazz, R&B, chamber, and pop, she embodies a stage presence and confidence honed through years of performing in major venues worldwide with a long list of top-tier talent, including rock icon Sting, famed soprano Kathleen Battle, jazz stars Jeremy Pelt and Chris Botti, and GRAMMY®-awarded artists Robert Glasper and Geoffrey Keezer. Additionally, her voice can be heard in commercials and in film and television programs, including Jane Goodall’s Wild Chimpanzees (IMAX 2002) and Lethal Weapon (FOX 2016). 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). Margot’s new album entitled Power Flower (Ropeadope Records) released October 2020, is an artfully crafted set that showcases her multifaceted musicality as a vocalist, composer, and producer.
“Margot’s smoky contralto, solid pitch and warm delivery might remind some listeners of Dianne Reeves and the multi-tracked background voices are a creative plus.” – NEW YORK CITY JAZZ RECORD