Gigi MacKenzie

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Gigi MacKenzie

Gigi MacKenzie (born 1962) is a smooth jazz artist, daughter of the singer Gisele MacKenzie.

Now residing in West Toluca Lake, California, MacKenzie worked for 10 years as a studio singer in Los Angeles. She has recorded national commercials and major movie soundtracks, including the hit movie Mr. Holland's Opus and the theme song to Nash Bridges. She has performed with Grammy award-winning artists such as Michael McDonald, Kenny Loggins, Gladys Knight and Tom Scott, and many others.

Gigi has also performed duets with Christopher Cross.

Gigi is currently signed to Morpheus Music record label, and released her debut album Skylark in 2007

Skylark (2007)[edit]

In Gigi’s first solo album, Skylark,[1] she mixes Hip Hop, Modern Jazz and R&B on jazz standards and features a new song, Let's Make A Go Of It, written by Gigi MacKenzie, C. Beck, and Steve Lawrence. Her range and voice is impressive, as is her skill as a musician highlighted by a few non-vocal tracks. The album features Gigi duetting with both her mother, Gisele MacKenzie, on the song "Stranger In Paradise" as well with longtime collaborator, Christopher Cross, on the song "That's All".

Album Tracks[edit]

Track # Song Title(s)
1. Moonlight In Vermont

Drum Programming, Keyboards – Bobby Zee
Flute – Robert Kyle
Lead Vocals, Electric Guitar, Drum Programming, Percussion – Gigi MacKenzie
Written by - J. Blackburn, K. Suessdorf

2. The Shadow Of Your Smile

Guitar – Carlos Rios (2)
Lead Vocals, Percussion – Gigi MacKenzie
Piano, Keyboards – Bobby Zee
Written by - J. Mandel, P. F. Webster

3. Small World

Keyboards, Bass – Bobby Zee
Lead Vocals – Gigi MacKenzie
Written by - Jule Styne, Stephen Sondheim

4. Embraceable You

Arranged By – Steve Lawrence (10)
Backing Vocals – Angie Jaree, Carlos Rios (2), Carmen Carter, Terry Wood
Drum Programming – Bobby Zee
Guitar – Mike Miller
Lead Vocals, Backing Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Drum Programming – Gigi MacKenzie
Written by - George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin

5. Stranger In Paradise

Guitar, Keyboards – Carlos Rios (2)
Lead Vocals – Gisele MacKenzie
Lead Vocals, Producer – Gigi MacKenzie
Mastered By – Bobby Zee
Mixed By – Jess Sutcliffe
Orchestra – Axel Stordahl Orchestra, The*
Orchestrated By – Carlos Rios (2)
Producer, Recorded By, Arranged By, Engineer – Carlos Rios (2)
Written by - G. Forrest, R. Wright

6. Come Rain Or Come Shine

Backing Vocals – Angie Jaree, Carlos Rios (2), Carmen Carter, Terry Wood
Guitar, Keyboards, Percussion – Bobby Zee
Lead Vocals, Backing Vocals, Percussion – Gigi MacKenzie
Percussion – Sally Maxwell, Robin Post
Saxophone – Robert Kyle
Written by - H. Arlen, J. H. Mercer

7. Let's Make A Go Of It

Arranged By – Steve Lawerence
Lead Vocals – Gigi MacKenzie
Tenor Saxophone – Robert Kyle
Written by - Gigi MacKenzie, C. Beck, Steve Lawrence

8. Cry Me A River

Backing Vocals – Angie Jaree, Carlos Rios (2), Carmen Carter, Gigi MacKenzie, Terry Wood
Drum Programming – Bobby Zee
Guitar – Bruce Watson
Lead Vocals, Drum Programming – Gigi MacKenzie
Written by - A. Hamilton

9. Blue Moon

Acoustic Guitar – Mike Miller
Backing Vocals – Angie Jaree, Carlos Rios (2), Carmen Carter, Terry Wood
Drums, Keyboards – Bobby Zee
Lead Vocals – Gigi MacKenzie
Saxophone – Robert Kyle
Written by - I. Hart, R. Rogers

10. Tenderly

Lead Vocals, Percussion – Gigi MacKenzie
Tenor Saxophone – Robert Kyle
Written by - W. Gross, J. Lawrence

11. Hey There (Instrumental)

Electric Guitar, Percussion – Gigi MacKenzie
Guitar – Mike Miller
Written by - R. Adler, J. Ross

12. Skylark

Lead Vocals – Gigi MacKenzie
Soprano Saxophone – Robert Kyle
Written by - H. Carmichael, J. Mercer

13. Almost Like Being In Love (Instrumental)

Drum Programming, Keyboards – Bobby Zee
Electric Guitar, Drum Programming – Gigi MacKenzie
Flute – Robert Kyle
Written by - A. J. Lerner, F. Loewe

14. Good Morning Heartache

Lead Vocals – Gigi MacKenzie
Soprano Saxophone – Robert Kyle
Written by - E. Drake, D. Fisher, I. Higginbotham

15. That's All

Guitar – Mike Miller
Keyboards – Bobby Zee
Lead Vocals, Backing Vocals – Christopher Cross
Lead Vocals, Backing Vocals, Percussion – Gigi MacKenzie
Written by - A. Brandt, H. Haymes

16. Moonlight In Vermont (Instrumental)

Drum Programming, Keyboards – Bobby Zee
Electric Guitar, Drum Programming, Percussion – Gigi MacKenzie
Flute – Robert Kyle
Written by - J. Blackburn, K. Suessdorf

Additional album information about Skylark[edit]

Arranged By – Llew Matthews
Art Direction – Gigi MacKenzie
Artwork, Design, Design Concept, Graphics, Typography – P. C. Scearce
Executive-Producer, Arranged By – Bobby Zee
Management – Ann-Riley Caldwell
Photography – JBC Images
Producer, Arranged By – Gigi MacKenzie

References[edit]

  1. ^ MacKenzie, Gigi. "Skylark" (Link). Discogs.com. Retrieved 21 May 2015. 

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