This triple threat female power-house plays trumpet, sings, composes and leads the much acclaimed jazzy, funky, blues band : Ginetta’s Vendetta. The recent submission of her sophmore CD” Land on My Feet” to the 55th annual Grammys in five (!) categories is just one more major accolade for this as yet undiscovered superstar!! Ginetta is an alumni of the famed music school North Texas State U. and has decades of experience both on & off the road and in the studio! In the early years she played with many Latin, Compa, Calypso, Merengue & Salsa bands, taking her on tours through Puerto Rico, Haiti, South America, Martenique & Guadeloupe.
She also spent a Carnival season in Trinidad with her female horn section Amazon Brass! Her sideman recordings are too numerous to mention and cover a variety of styles from horn sectionals, to jazz solos, salsa montunos and R & B parts! Blues was also a defining factor in her musical evolution and she was an honorary “Holmes Sister” with the incredible “Holmes Brothers” band, playing with them for years and touring with them thru Canada, Nova Scotia and New England. She was always added to the horn section of Blues Legend Albert Collins whenever he came to NYC. A 2 year stint at the biggest russian club in NYC “The National” was followed by 3 more years on the road w/ the show band “Waterfront” covering the casino & hotel circuit! She also was the sole horn player & soloist for the American debut tour for The Boo Radleys, covering 45 states in 7 weeks!
Her need, however, to lead a band, sing, play and compose was the reason for the rise of “Ginetta’s Vendetta”.Formed 15 years ago, the band is comprised of the basic “power trio” of guitar, bass & drums. Playing only the funkiest versions of the jazz classics & singing her danceable originals Ginetta commands any stage w/ her signature pocket-trumpet, sultry vocals & her special brand of high-octane entertainment! Having played the International Jazz Fest in Jamaica, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007,2010 & 2011, she was, as usual, the toast of the festival! A 2 week stint at The Blue Note in Beirut in 2005 then again at The Razz Club in 2010 gave her the opportunity to expand her fan base across the globe. The 2010 visit also included 2 television appearances on the Middle East version of MTV. A featured performer at The Saint John Blues festival gave Ginetta yet another stage to conquer, this time in the beautiful Virgin Islands. She gained new fans in upstate N.Y. headliningt the Hudson Black Arts festival two years in a row.
A two week engagement with her band in Las Vegas won her a bunch of new fans in the entertainment capitol, plus a rave review from the “Las Vegas City Life”. (Check “Press” page on website). Playing The Gainesville Jazz festival her & her band rocked the thousands of fans! They also headlined The Prishtina Jazz festival in the Republic of Kosovo cementing her status as an internationally acclaimed Artist & bandleader! With radio stations from Canada to Mexico and all points in between playing cuts from both her CD’s, myriad radio interviews and press in 5 Languages proclaiming her talent Ginetta continually forges ahead making each year better than the last. Her 1st C.D “La Dolce Vita” is currently available to order on her website (or @ CDBaby, Amazon, Itunes, etc) and at any of her numerous live shows. It includes the haunting ballad “Can out Tears Put out The Fire?”, winner of an Honorable mention in the Billboard World song competition & commissioned in the wake of September 11th. She has also garnered 2 more BillBoard awards for her tunes “I Beleive In You” & “Behind Those Eyes” available on the debut C.D (La Dolce Vita). She has been the recipient of 4 AscaPlus awards for songwriting & The Music Liberty Initiative for N.Y.! (A special grant for NYC musicians affected by 9/11) She has received a “Best Of 2007” award from Soul Patrol newsletter for her first CD.
Her sophmore CD, entitled “Land On My Feet” has 6 more of her originals plus a funky version of “All Blues”. The title track has recently been chosen for the 2012 @Supercuts “Rock the Cut” campaign!! Ginetta’s Vendetta had a residency at the esteemed Trump Soho Hotel, playing every thursday for their “Smooth Jazz Thursdays” in the heart of downtown NYC for most of 2012. She is a multidimensional entertainer with a limitless supply of energy and versatility. As Ginetta herself says, “With my horn as my passport, there’s nowhere I can’t go.”