Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Gina Saputo live @ First & Hope Downtown Supper Club, June 24

See Gina Saputo live this Friday night, June 24, for just a $15 "Sound Bite" - Your purchase of a small Hors d'oeuvre to start your evening supports the artists and live music in LA!
7pm seating for 8pm show at Fedora @ First & Hope Downtown Supper Club.
Valet parking on First St. Just $8 with validation.

Reservations: 213.617.8555 or online at
Limited seating. Full or light dinner available during the show with handcrafted cocktails, beer, and wine. Please note to sit in the Fedora Music Room, the secret soundroom of Downtown.

Featuring: John Storie (guitar), Dave Miller (bass) & Matt Mayhall (drums).

“One of our favorite vocalists in the contemporary jazz scene, LA-based young diva Gina Saputo likes to sing in Portuguese, scatting and phrasing in a very creative way, sometimes sounds like the missing link between Carmen, Basia (check his own groovy "Explain," on which she also emulates Billie), Flora and Tierney. Not to be missed."”
— Arnaldo DeSouteiro, Jazz Station“Gina is considered to be a rising star by many jazz enthusiasts.” Carl Woideck, KLCC 89.7 NPR, 2009

Gina Saputo, a native of Springfield, Oregon, studied Jazz at the University of Southern California. She had the opportunity to attend Jazz Aspen Snowmass, and the Thelonius Monk Institute in 2005. Gina has performed for the State Department in Washington, D.C., and toured Viet Nam with Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter and Nnenna Freelon. Her first CD, “Gina Saputo” featured Gerald Clayton, and climbed to #3 on Japan’s Swing Journal charts.

She won First Place at the Big Stage Vocal Competition and is the vocalist for Orange County Music Awards winning band for Best Jazz in Orange County, two years running. Gina enjoyed 3 tours in Japan, her last with Grammy nominated pianist Bill Cunliffe. She performed and taught in South Korea, in Oregon with pianist Benny Green, at Club Nokia at LA Live, and the Skywards Dubai International Jazz Festival. Gina sings regularly at Steamers Jazz Club (8 years), The Hip Kitty, Ambrosia and First & Hope Supper Club.

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