Straight Ahead Bio

 

Margie Gibson, now based in Portland, Oregon... has worked in the entertainment industry for several years in Los Angeles and Chicago... singer, BMI songwriter, Recording Artist, actress and teacher.

Early in her career, Margie opened shows for Mel Torme, Marvin Hamlisch, Danny Thomas, and toured extensively with Bob Hope.

Margie has sung and written for movies, jingles, television and corporate events, commercials and  recording artists.  Margie has appeared on the concert stage with big bands, jazz ensembles, original  bands and symphony orchestras.

Gibson’s tribute to American Popular Music (featuring songs by Irving Berlin & Leonard Bernstein) has been presented in LA and New York at the Waldorf Astoria and Jazz Bakery, the Tanglewood Jazz Festival, among other venues.

While in Chicago, Margie was guest artist with the Fine Arts Symphony Orchestra; starred in "Side by Side by Sondheim" and performed for Stephen Sondheim at The Symphony Center and headlined at many Chicago clubs. Gibson has written and directed musical shows at schools, churches and theaters.

Now in Portland, Oregon

Gibson performs with amazing  jazz musicians..dabbles in acting and comedy. 

Margie uses her vast experience to coach students (beginners and professionals) to 

"Sing from the Heart."

Margie's CDs include "Say it with Music," (Irving Berlin tribute) "A Sheffield Christmas Collection"  (Sheffield Lab Recordings, Ojai, CA), 

"All We Need to Know" (available on iTunes,   cdbaby)