Who Can Join JSJBF?
JSJBF is open to anyone interested in supporting Jazz and Blues!
There are different types of membership levels, all memberships come with a Subscription to our quarterly newsletter Jazz & Blues Notes as well as other membership benefits.
Reckless Steamy Friday Nights
All JSJBF Members and prospective members are welcome!
The Jersey Shore Jazz and Blues Foundation and The Woman’s Club of Red Bank open the Anthony Reckless estate for evenings of entertainment and camaraderie. Visitors can relax on the porch or wander through the beautiful rooms of the estate while they enjoy great live jazz and blues music in an intimate setting.
Friday, 27 June 2014 ~ 8:30 - 11:00 pm
Benefits the Red Bank Woman's Club, and the JSJBF scholarship funds.
For more information, call: 732-933-1984
Singer/Songwriter, keyboardist, performer...daughter of a dramatic soprano and granddaughter of a big band vocalist, Gina began her professional career at age 12. While in musical theatre. Gina became inspired by Diana Ross' performance in "Lady Sings The Blues", and followed to land that same role in a local theatre company, which began Gina's love affair with jazz & blues.
In the years following, she has performed in musical theatre until forming her own band in the mid-1990's. Along the way, Gina as been on stages from New York to Florida to St. Louis, from blues festivals to jazz clubs to Walt Disney World. Gina has peroformed with Blues Giants Rod Piazza, Jason Ricci, Debbie Davies, Kim Wilson (of the Fabulous Thunderbirds), Little Charlie & the Nightcats, and more. Other artists she has worked with include late jazz clarinetist Kenny Davern, and singer/songwriter Peter Karp. Gina also fronted the band "Jumptime" for 7 years with harmonica legend Dennis Gruenling. Recently, Gina performed on the great stage of Lincoln Center, fronting the "Swingadelic Band."
Her range of influences stretch from the jazz of Etta Jones and Sarah Vaughan, to the blues of Charles Brown and Wynona Carr, and beyond. You can hear her many influences as you notice how equally at home she is with smoky, late-night jazz numbers such as "Loverman" or "How Long Has This Been Going On", and then just as comfortable with her original blues such as"Feelin' Me" or "One More Time". But her wide-ranging talents don't stop there, as you can hear on the R&B flovored "No Big Deal" or"Now That I Belong To You".
Equally proficient at Jazz and Blues, Gina has the knack to sing and make us all feel like we're in her living room. For Gina, singing is personal... very PERSONAL!
Visit Gina's website: www.ginafox.com
Visit Gina's facebook: facebook
See the performances from the past years here
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