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Take Five With Gini Wilson: The Duchess

Read "Take Five With Gini Wilson: The Duchess" reviewed by AAJ Staff


Meet Gini Wilson: The Duchess: Gini Wilson, known as The Duchess, is legendary in the Bay area as a brilliant jazz pianist, entertainer, and composer. Gini performs regularly at Jazz Festivals, well-known jazz clubs such as Jazz at Pearls, and Shanghai 1930 in San Francisco and Kuumbwa in Santa Cruz; in solo and with her groups. In many television and radio projects, concerts and interviews she is also noted for her irreverent sense of humor. Her nationally recognized ...

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Gini Wilson Quartet: The Crossing Point

Read "The Crossing Point" reviewed by Ken Hohman


The concept of combining elements of classical music with jazz is hardly a new one. George Shearing, Miles Davis, Andre Previn and Bill Evans are just a few of the countless artists to blur the lines between the nightclub the concert hall. With Crossing Point, enormously gifted Bay Area pianist and composer Gini Wilson (a.k.a. The Duchess) puts her own spin on the concept with a musical direction she has labeled “chamberjazz." With the intuitive support of Steve Heckman on ...


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