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New York City-based jazz & big band vocalist, Terese Genecco, has hit both coasts by storm. She began with a bang as San Francisco's “Entertainer of the Year,” and, in New York City, has received a coveted Back Stage Bistro Award, an OUTMusic Award, 2 MAC Awards, and for two years in a row has been named to TIME OUT NEW YORK Magazine's TOP TEN BEST lists.

Terese Genecco & Her Little Big Band currently headline in New York City in Broadway's Longest Running Nightclub Act, appearing monthly, at The Iridium Jazz Club in Times Square. The Little Big Band members include Barry Levitt on piano, Tom Hubbard on bass, Joe Abba on drums (with a special guest appearance by Michael Berkowitz,) Mayra Casales on Latin Percussion, Sean Harkness on guitar, Cliff Lyons on tenor sax, Kenny Lavender on trumpet (with a special guest appearance by Grammy winner, Lew Soloff,) and Mark Miller on trombone.

When performing at The Rrazz Room in the Hotel Nikko in San Francisco, or at The M Bar or Catalina Jazz Club in Hollywood, Genecco is accompanied by Jack “Mr Bongo” Costanzo whose rhythm section (Mikey Holguin on drums and Rene Camacho on bass) is front and center with Genecco, as a featured member of her 8-piece *little big band,* just as he was with Nat “King” Cole and Frances Faye over 50 years ago.

Genecco is originally from Upstate New York, where she began performing at the age of five. She graduated from Syracuse University’s College of Visual and Performing Arts with a BFA in Music Theater and has appeared in various stage productions, concerts, and solo shows. She studied voice, piano, percussion, guitar, dance, composition, arrangement, choreography, and acting throughout her life and career at the Hochstein/Eastman School of Music, The Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, Carnegie-Mellon and Penn State Universities, and with Daniel Marek of the NY Metropolitan Opera.

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”If you don't know who Terese Genecco is, you will. She's a pint-sized dynamo, gifted to swing in a big bold way. It's a gloomy world out there, but with Terese Genecco and her little big band in the house, it's a whole lot brighter.” ~OAKLAND TRIBUNE

“Backed by an ace band, Genecco sets the room swinging with her bouncy, snappy, zippy, frisky retro fun!” ~TIME OUT NEW YORK

“My name is Rob and I am a Geneccoholic.” ~www.NiteLifeExchange.com

“I never thought anyone could capture the spirit of Frances Faye...until I heard Terese Genecco. What a gem!” ~JACK “MR BONGO” COSTANZO

“Guaranteed to put a smile on your face! 'Drunk With Love' is INTOXICATING!” ~BAY AREA REPORTER

“How refreshing this work is, and how studiously the singer did her homework

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Primary Instrument

Voice / vocals

Location

New York City

Willing to teach

Intermediate to advanced

Credentials/Background

With a BFA in MUSICAL THEATER from SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY, and 10+ years of performance experience, Terese is available for professional voice training and performance coaching to singers dedicated to making a career in the entertainment industry. Coaching sessions include vocal technique and production, physical movement, lyric interpretation, comic timing, mic and sound equipment technique, and basic music theory. Advanced performers can sharpen their skills and develop their act by working with Genecco as coach and director. Available by appointment

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