Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Gina Saputo back @ Steamers, this Friday

Friday's "Lover's Soire" at Steamers is gonna rock! Join us to savour Gina Saputo's talent with Matt Politano (piano), David Miller (bass), Matt Mayhall (drums) & special guest Larry Salzman (percussion) @ Steamers, Sept 30, 8:30pm-1am.

$8 cover- 2 drink min. All ages!

Gina Saputo @ Steamers Jazz Club
138 W. Commonwealth Blvd.
Fullerton, CA
Ph: (714) 871-8800

Gina will be singing fresh arrangements of yesterday and today's top 40've never heard them like this before.

Including Adelle's "Rolling in the Deep" and "Someone Like You", Sia's "Soon We'll Be Found", Bob Dylan's "Make You Feel My Love", Regina Spektor's "Consequence of Sounds", Pink Floyd's "Money", Colby Callait's "Fallin For You", Christina Perry's "Jar of Hearts", Fiona Apple's "Criminal", Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah", Curtis Mayfield's "People Get Ready" and many of Gina's originals.Jazz vocalist Gina Saputo returns to Steamers this FRI night . The Eugene, Oregon-born singer began her musical training at the age of seven in the prestigious Oregon Children's Choir. She has been recognized in Oregon's All State Choir, the All Northwest Choir, USC's Concert and University chorus, and the world famous Oregon Bach Festival Youth Academy Choir. Gina was introduced to jazz by her father and quickly developed a passion for the genre.

She was, and still is, hooked on the vocals of Carmen McRae, Ernestine Anderson, Lena Horne and Ella Fitzgerald. Gina started her professional jazz career at 16, fronting her own group, the Gina Saputo Jazz Quartet. This group played numerous gigs in Eugene's top jazz clubs and restaurants. She has been featured with Mike Denny and the University of Oregon Music Faculty All Stars, the SHS big band, the James Tarpinian trio, Group Therapy, with Shelly Berg and Frank Potenza, and the Chris Wong trio.

Gina relocated to Los Angeles to pursue a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies. She is now a junior in the Thornton School of Music at University of Southern California. Currently, she is a vocal student of Carmen Bradford, Jennifer Barnes and Tierney Sutton. She is also in the Studio Vocal Jazz ensemble at USC, a participant in the Jazz Outreach program, and hosts her own jazz show on KSCR radio. She has also sung backup vocals for Barbra Streisand, Barry Manilow, Neenna Freelon, Bonnie Raitt, Phil Driscoll and Louie Bellson.

Her first CD, "Gina Saputo" was recorded with vocal sessions produced by Grammy award nominated vocalist Tierney Sutton, who said, "Gina has the talent as well as the passion to stretch and think outside the box." Featuring Grammy nominated pianist Gerald Clayton. After two successful tours of Japan, her CD has climbed to #3 on the prestigious Swing Journal charts, and has received rave reviews. She was a guest professor at Gwangju University in South Korea, and toured Japan a second time with Grammy nominated pianist Bill Cunliffe.

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