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Gina Saputo

Jazz Band from Beverly Hills, CA - Will travel up to 500 miles
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"In a crowded field of young female jazz singers, Saputo's soaring vocals and rhythmic lift suggest that she's ready to step up from the pack."
Don Heckman – Pick of the Week, International Review of Music, 2009.
Gina Saputo, a native of Springfield, Oregon, studied Jazz at the University of Southern California. She had the opportunity to attend Jazz Aspen Snowmass, and the Thelonius Monk Institute in 2005. Gina has performed for the State Department in Washington, D.C., and toured Viet Nam with Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter and Nnenna Freelon. Her first CD, "Gina Saputo" featured Gerald Clayton, and climbed to #3 on Japan's Swing Journal charts. She won First Place at the Big Stage Vocal Competition and is the vocalist for Orange County Music Awards winning band for Best Jazz in Orange County, two years running. Gina enjoyed 3 tours in Japan, her last with Grammy nominated pianist Bill Cunliffe. She performed and taught in South Korea, in Oregon with pianist Benny Green, at Club Nokia at LA Live, and the Skywards Dubai International Jazz Festival. Gina sings regularly at Steamers Jazz Club (8 years), The Hip Kitty, Ambrosia and First & Hope Supper Club. She is currently recording her next album, teaching and performing. "Gina….is considered to be a rising star by many jazz enthusiasts." Carl Woideck, KLCC 89.7 NPR, 2009




"Gina Saputo….is considered to be a rising star by many jazz enthusiasts."
- Carl Woideck, KLCC 89.7 NPR

Gina Saputo is a vocalist, entertainer, clinician and arranger who has already established herself as one of the rising young stars on the scene.

A native of Eugene, Oregon, Gina began training at the age of 8, singing with the Oregon Children's Choir. By the age of 16 she was putting together her own groups and singing in jazz clubs, often waiting outside during breaks because she was underage.

From there, Gina attended USC's prestigious Thornton School of Music, and was awarded the Barry Manilow Scholarship for all four years of her education. Gina studied at Jazz Aspen Snowmass in Aspen, Colorado under Christian McBride. She was interviewed by Dee Dee Bridgewater for her show JazzSet on National Public Radio.

Gina was among seven musicians chosen by Herbie Hancock, Terence Blanchard, and Wayne Shorter to study at the Thelonius Monk Institute. During her time with the institute, she performed for the State Department in Washington, D.C., and toured Viet Nam with Herbie Hancock and Nnenna Freelon.

Her first CD, "Gina Saputo" was recorded with vocal sessions produced by Grammy award nominated vocalist Tierney Sutton, who said, "Gina has the talent as well as the passion to stretch and think outside the box."

After two successful tours of Japan, her CD has climbed to #3 on the prestigious Swing Journal charts, and has received rave reviews.

She was a guest professor at Gwangju University in South Korea, and toured Japan a second time with Grammy nominated pianist Bill Cunliffe.


2009 has been a great year for Gina. She appeared at the Skywards Dubai International Jazz Festival. She won First Place at the Big Stage Vocal Competition, and was the vocalist for the Orange County Music Awards winning band for Best Jazz in Orange County. She recently recorded two ringtones which will be default rings on upcoming Samsung phones, and is headlining Club Nokia at LA Live!


People are saying….

"In a crowded field of young female jazz singers, Saputo's soaring vocals and rhythmic lift suggest that she's ready to step up from the pack."
Don Heckman – Pick of the Week
International Review of Music, Sept. 4th, 2009

"I particularly enjoyed the opportunity to hear the young American vocalist Gina Saputo…"
Kevin Cook, The Gulf News
2009 Skywards Dubai International Jazz Festival Review

"Gina has the passion as well as the talent to stretch and think outside the box." Tierney Sutton, Grammy Nominated Recording Artist

"Gina's approach to singing conveys the balance of a deep appreciation and respect for the melodic essence of a song, with an individual, creative, and exploratory nature which is completely her own."
Benny Green, pianist, clinician

"..one of the best up and coming acts in LA."
Orange County Register

"I think she has a bright future."
LA Jazz Scene Magazine

"Gina Saputo sings 'Round Midnight'…her voice is very smooth…lyrical…."
2005 Viet Nam Tour Review, performance with
Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter
Vietbao.vn


About her debut CD "Gina Saputo"…..

"It's a relaxing yet thrilling album…we enjoy her technique and intelligence…she sings skillfully and lively…."
Keizo Takada – Swing Journal, Japan

"She grabs a listener's heart …she has a rich and attractive voice…her medium to up tempo swing is outstanding."
JazzLife - April, 2008

"I imagined a whisper voice from her lovely looks on her jacket. But she powerfully sings with a well trained alto voice."
CD Journal – April, 2008




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Please note Gina Saputo will also travel to Los Angeles, Culver City, Hollywood, Studio City, Universal City, North Hollywood, Santa Monica, Sherman Oaks, Toluca Lake, Burbank, Valley Village, Venice, Encino, Inglewood, Marina Del Rey, Van Nuys, Glendale, Pacific Palisades, Playa Del Rey, Pasadena, El Segundo, Hawthorne, Panorama City, Sun Valley, Tarzana, North Hills, Pacoima, Topanga, Arleta, Gardena.
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