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.
A master artist and performer, Gino decided in 2008 it was time to break away and embark on his own, forming Gino Goss and Jammajazz. In 2009, he released is debut CD ALMOST FAMOUS to glowing reviews. ALMOST FAMOUS was written and produced by Gino and Tete ‘B’ on Gino’s independent label Jammajazz Records, Inc.
Various cuts from this freshman CD can be heard globally on:
SmoothJazzRadio.com http://www.smoothjazz.com) Smooth Jazz Radio Channel – Taranto, Italy (http://audiorealm.com) Jazz Radio ESB (http://esbjazzradio.ning.com) 1230WCWA Fox Radio (www.mikescottjazzshow.com) Toledo, OH The Coast Radio – (http://thecoastradio.webs.com) Jango Radio (http://www.jango.com/music/gino+goss) US New Jazz (http://www.usnewjazz.com) Soulful Smooth Jazz (http://www.soulfulradionetwork.com/home.html) Apollo Radio UK (www.apolloradiouk.co.nr 4 Clubbers FM Campogalliano, Italy (www.4clubbersfm.com) 1063thelounge.com - Port Douglas, Australia (http://www.1063thelounge.com) Jazzy100.com - Las Vegas, Nevada (http://www.jazzy100.com/)
and such FM stations as: 90.3 FM WHCR – NYC, NY (www.whcr.org-I Love Jazz) 94.7 Cool Jazz Sacramento, CA 89.5 FM KZCT (www.ozcatradio.com) Vallejo, CA, 102.1 FM KOKY (www.koky.com) Little Rock, AR 88.3 FM KABJ (www.kabj.com) Little Rock, AR
with new stations coming aboard every day.
Through Gino’s close work with some of the world’s greatest musicians, as well as drawing from a wide-ranging repertoire of pop, jazz, contemporary, and R&B music he has been led to create aesthetically rewarding performances which capture and accentuates the warmth, excitement, chemistry, and spontaneity of his shows.
Almost Famous features Gino on trumpet and flugelhorn as well as congas, bongos, percussions and drums along with his special guest – Tete ‘B’ (keyboards). The full DVD produced and directed by Gino of the CD is also available in Dolby TrueHD audio providing master quality, high-resolution, 7.1 surround sound.