Born: January 19, 1952 Primary Instrument: Trumpet
Over the past four decades, Gino has honed his skills as a trumpet and flugelhorn artist adding Latin jazz percussions to his repertoire. While attending college at University of Arkansas, Gino played with the band Brown Sugar.
Gino has performed with some of the best in music including the late Art Porter, Jr., Kim Waters, the late Art Porter, Sr., Yolanda Adams, Freda Payne, the Clark Sisters, Jimmy Jam with Time Band, B.B. King, Dean James, Paid N Full Band out of Minnesota, percussionist for St. Mark Church, with the tenacious drummer Victor Reynolds, and the legendary percussionist Red Jack. While a member of Portrait Band and Westside Band Gino performed as opening act for such artists as Prince, Morris Day and The Time, Bobby Blue Bland, The Barkays, Confunkshun, B.B. King, The Deele, Natalie Cole, The Gap Band, Rick James, Tina Marie, The O’Jays, Cameo, and many others. ...