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Gini Wilson

Primary Instrument: Piano

Gini Wilson

Gini Wilson, known as The Duchess, is legendary in the Bay area as a brilliant jazz pianist, entertainer, and composer. In concerts and interviews she is also noted for her irreverent sense of humor . She is the Director and, with reedman Steve Heckman, the co-founder of The San Francisco ChamberJazz Quartet. When not performing at concerts and festivals with the group, Gini performs regularly at well-known Bay area clubs such as Jazz at Pearls, Bacar and Shanghai 1930 in San Francisco. She has done many television and radio projects and was a regular on the NPR radio show “West Coast Live”. She has been the Music Director for many clubs and musical projects in the Bay Area. She studied classical piano (M. Music) and studied composition with the American master George Crumb before dedicating herself primarily to jazz. As an educator and member of the Music Teachers of America, and IAJE, she teaches both classical and jazz disciplines in Marin County, California....
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Legendary in the Bay Area for her irreverent sense of humor as well as her mix of numerous jazz-related styles- Monk,Chopin, Piazzola, Waller, Bach, Bill Evans …pianist Gini Wilson founded this ensemble with reedsman Steve Heckman in 2002. Effortlessly and beautifully blending the realms of jazz and classical ..Proving with a little ingenuity, seemingly disparate musical styles … create perfect harmony. Jonathan Widran All Music Guide
Discs: (all on Music Wizards label) Best Of The Vintage (2010) Solo Piano Jazz Gini Wilson; The Duchess Live at Pearls (2006) Solo Piano SFCJQ (2005) The San Francisco ChamberJazz Quartet The Crossing Point (2003) The Gini Wilson Quartet Left Coast Local Time ( 1998) Gini Wilson and Pat Klobas Duo

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Primary Instrument:
Piano

Location:
Sausalito, CA

Willing to teach:
Advanced students only.

Credentials/Background:
Performing jazz pianist; fully credentialed M.Music; member of International Association of Jazz Educators, ChamberMusic of America and Music Teachers Association California Branch Master Class: "The Spirit of Improvisation; Lifting classical Player Off The Page" e-mail: chamberjazz@comcast.net

Clinic/Workshop Information:
Master Class: "The Spirit of Improvisation; Lifting classical Player Off The Page" e-mail: chamberjazz@comcast.net

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