MaryLynn Gillaspie was a founding member of the Grammy nominated vocal group Rare Silk. The group got their start in Boulder, CO. Their first album, New Weave, flew to the top of the Billboard Jazz charts and received 2 Grammy nominations. MaryLynn and the group toured the world singing in the U.S., Europe and Japan.
MaryLynn returned to singing about 7 years ago. Performing at Lannie’s Clocktower, she has had great success creating a Vocal and Jazz Showcase Series at both Lannie’s and at Dazzle Jazz Nightclub. She performs locally in Louisville, Boulder, and Denver with different musical configurations.
MaryLynn’s vocal coaching technique is called “Jazz Vocal Styling” –designed for vocalists who want to improve their understanding of Jazz phrasing and expression of idiom. Interpreting words, moments…interpreting the music! Her 1st guideline: Listen to a wide variety of vocal and instrumental music, including Jazz, Blues, World, Brazilian, Fusion, etc.