Gillian Thompson Duo - April 30 - May 14

Gillian Thomson is a contemporary mixed Haida-Tsimshian vocalist and songwriter known for fronting the soulful pop band Sister Says and singing sultry jazz and the best of pop and soul. Close to her Indigenous roots and the jazz and folk singer-songwriter music scenes, Gillian’s past shows have ranged anywhere from the TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival, Kaslo Jazz Etc. Festival in Kaslo, Edge of the World Music Festival in Haida Gwaii, Canadian Music Week in Toronto, Pacific Rim Summer Festival in Tofino, Islands Folk Fest in Duncan, the BC Pavilion in Beijing and at Nathan Phillips Square in Toronto opening for Stars and Blackie and the Rodeo Kings. Growing up in a house filled with blues, jazz and soul music, along with catchy pop songs, as youth Gillian and her brother Robert performed with their blues guitar playing father, playing all over Canada as a funk-blues jam band called Intellifunk. Gillian has released two full albums with Sister Says, recordings with Intellifunk and collaborations including song writing and vocal credits on Toronto-based composer Shin Kim’s album. As a singer and songwriter, Gillian is influenced by the music of such artists as The Roots, Amy Winehouse, Billie Holiday, and Joni Mitchell.