Ginai's Jazz Island @ Jazz Maui
Ginai's Jazz Island
Presented by ProArts Playhouse and Jazz Maui
- Jeff Hellmer – Piano
- Paul Marchetti – Drums
- John Zangrando – Sax
- Marcus Johnson – Bass
Date: Saturday, July 15th
Start Time: 7:30 pm
Location: ProArts Playhouse
Address: 1280 South Kihei Rd in Azeka Plaza
For ticket bookings, please call: 808-463-6550
THE MUSIC OF SADE AT SLACK KEY LOUNGE VALENTINE’S DAY 2023!
I am especially proud of the work I have done to put on specialty shows. The Music of Sade is my personal fav. I also do Natalie Cole and Whitney Houston when I used to find favor at The Blue Note. You know…the overpriced venue in Waikiki with terrible food and even worse idea of how to treat artists like me? Haha. Anyway, I found a great supporter in Glen Anderson of Slack Key Lounge and he...
Sharing the stage
I was onstage at a recent 4th of July show with a band called Hawaiian Soul. A woman from the audience caught my attention during the break, and said she had worked up a special dedication on her saxophone. She asked if she would get on stage while we were on break and perform it for our audience. She then asked me to sing with her. Here was my challenge immediately after the first phrase….our...
LOVE IS THE ANSWER
One of my favorite songs ever played on the radio is the Todd Rundgren composition, “Love Is The Answer” that was made popular by England Dan and John Ford Coley. The melody pierced my heart, sounded slightly haunting, but mostly left me feeling encouraged somehow. The lyrics dripped sweet honey into my soul and when the song was through, I understood my place in this world. Internalizing...
THE REVIEWS ARE IN! Mardi Gras Madness was a hit!!
Musical Notes editor/writer Jim Rugglirello gave us a lovely write up after attending the show “Mardi Gras Madness” with the Long Beach Symphony featuring Matt Catingub, Steven Moretti, and myself your Black Pearl of the Pacific! In the review he wrote, “And then there's Ginai. It's considered off limits these days to comment on a female performer's appearance or attire, so I won't...
Mardi Gras Madness, Long Beach Symphony Pops, feat Ginai
“Thanks For The Memories” The Music of Natalie Cole
Debut of Native Pearls, Blue Note!
Welcome to The Rock Lounge
I am sure the genre has already been created, but I’m calling it a first for me. “The Rock Lounge.” Since Jazz has been made a ‘dirty word’ I have had to switch gears yet again. Thanks to corporate radio all a person gets to hear are rehashed oldies and a very limited playlist of 3-chord-no-brainers. All new music can be played on ukulele and that is saying something not-so-complimentary. I...
Happy New Year
Happy 2019 and I hope you had a introspective changing of the year as I certainly have. This year will mark a milestone. I will be 60. A wee bit older and definitely a lot wiser. I had a pretty interesting year, 2018, where I slaved to keep myself in the limelight to prove what again? I do not know. To prove I still had it, I guess. What I needed to learn was that I always ‘had it’ and didn’t...