Janine Carter was introduced to gospel, Jazz and blues at a very early age by her parents and grandmother. This Pennsylvania native cannot remember a time when music was not a part of her very existence. She began her musical journey like so many contemporary artists as a member of the choir at her church in Aliquippa, PA. She also had the opportunity to expand on her solo performances as a member of the Bach Choir of PA which performed some of Broadways most exciting musicals. Janine continued to use the gift she was given to perform at various functions and special events until she relocated to the Washington, DC Metropolitan area in the summer of 1988. During the summer of 1996 Janine performed her debut concert in the DC area at New Genesis Baptist Church, this celestial songbird has been flying ever since.
Since 1998 Ms. Gilbert-Carter has performed with the Washington Performing Arts Society Men & Women of the Gospel Mass Choir and has shared the stage with notable artists such as Tramaine Hawkins, Oleta Adams, Regina Bell, Ann Nesby and Donnie McClurkin and Sweet Honey in the Rock for WPAS's Annual Gospel concert held at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC.
Since September 2001 Janine has worked with local jazz musical talents Ronnie Wells-Elliston and Ron Elliston. Audiences have been delighted with her performances at leading DC jazz venues such as: The Mandarin Oriental, Kaufmann's, Laporta's, The Strathmore, Twins Jazz, The U Street Jazz series concerts held at the Islander in Washington DC, The FMJS East Coast Jazz Festival and the legendary Washington DC supper Club Blues Alley in addition to several prestigious White House Events.
Carter has her own way with most recognized numbers, slip-
sliding octaves with an invisible shrug of brio, expanding
words to multi-syllables. Tensile phrases emerge without
breath being visibly taken. Singing seems as natural as
breathing to this earthy, unpretentious performer. She
leans in to and looks around her audience as if we're
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