Gayle Bisesi (Jazz Vocalist, Educator, Composer, Multidisciplinary Short Film Maker, Voice Over Artist) has been teaching and singing professionally for over 25 years. Currently, she resides in the Chicago area while pursuing her musical career.
At Elmhurst University, she is the Director of “Late Night Blues” vocal jazz ensemble, teaches private jazz voice lessons, and is the Director of Music Admission. Internationally, in-person and via Zoom, she is active as a clinician, and voice teacher, and presents master classes on “Exploring Your Musical Depth,” “Passion Projects – Set Your Story on Fire,” and “How to Cultivate Your Musical Identity & Create!” In addition, she is the Founder, Co-Director, and Professor of the Vocal Voyage Summer Camp which offers a week-long exploration of singing through the musical genres - Classical, Jazz, Musical Theater, and Pop. Students learn how to apply vocal techniques to the different styles.
Her singing and teaching have taken her to such places as the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, the North Sea Jazz Festival in The Netherlands, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, Scotland, Spain, New York City and via Zoom to Cancun and Dubai. She is also the recipient of the prestigious Downbeat Award for Best Jazz Vocalist.
In the Chicago area, Gayle can be seen performing at various establishments such as the Jazz Showcase, Elmhurst Hall, Andy’s Jazz Club, Park West, Green Mill, Pop’s for Champagne, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago Center for Performing Arts, Copernicus Theater, Fitzgerald’s, Uncommon Ground, and Beat Kitchen, to name a few.
When not on the road singing with her jazz ensemble, Gayle actively composes new music, does jingle/voiceover work, creates short films, and sings with various local Chicago bands. For more information, visit GayleBisesi.com.