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Gina Kronstadt was born in Raleigh North Carolina. Her family was from the South but moved to Salt Lake City Utah after her chemist father was offered a dream job. Gina was surrounded by music constantly while growing up, being that her mother was a lover of Classical music. At the age of 10, she started studying the Violin with members of the Utah Symphony. During her schooling, she was Concertmaster and also singing with both the Madrigals and Jazz band. While studying at the University of Utah and Westminster College, Gina was drawn into Theory, Composition and Arranging. Studying with wonderful professors and having visiting faculty members like Frank Zappa, Jean-Luc Ponty, Clark Terry, Pat Williams, and Tom Scott inspired her to take that passion to the next level. After graduating from college, Gina moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in the studios as a Violinist and Singer/Songwriter
by Chris May
Compared to many other bands which have emerged on jny: London's paradigm-shifting jazz scene since the mid 2010s, saxophonist and composer Josephine Davies' trio Satori has attracted relatively little noise. There has been high praise from specialist critics but little mainstream media coverage and even less social media chatter. This may be because, unlike many of ...
Jason Keiser is a professional guitarist, multi-instrumentalist, multi-stylist, recording artist, arranger and composer based out of the Bay Area currently residing in San Jose, California. He began pursuing the guitar at the age of 13, with his initial start in Leland High School in San Jose, California. His interest in music was heightened with the opportunity to play and collaborate with other musicians in the Leland High School Jazz Combo led by Instructor, Rian Rodriguez. This began his love for jazz and interest in different types of musical idioms and improvisation, including bluegrass and old-time music