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Janine Gastineau has an attractive, distinctive and often-haunting voice that is quietly expressive. Whether straight ahead jazz, ballads or bossa nova, she creates fresh and colorful interpretations that make the vintage songs not only sound relevant but brand new.”

— Scott Yanow, author & jazz critic

[Janine] does a few tunes I do, too, and it's great to hear someone else's take on them. Very, very enjoyable...wonderful music!”

— Sheila Jordan, jazz legend

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Janine featured in KUVO's "31 Colorado Women Who Shape Jazz" - and upcoming Vintage Cabaret debut! 

WOOHOOO! I am included in KUVO's "31 Colorado Women Who Shape Jazz" during Women's History Month, honoring women in Colorado making an impact on the jazz scene. I got to discuss my "SHE-roes" in the genre, the songs I love, how I was drawn to jazz, and more! Click here for my profile!

And check out some of my featured colleagues, too: 

https://www.kuvo.org/post/celebrating-clare-church-during-womens-history-month#stream/0

https://www.kuvo.org/post/womens-history-month-looks-venus-cruz

https://www.kuvo.org/post/janine-santana-celebrating-womens-history-month#stream/0

And support KUVO, for all they to support all of us!

And...on May 29, I make my Vintage Theatre debut in their cabaret series, singing SONGS I LOVE, AND YOU SHOULD TOO! with the wonderful pianist David Nehls. I have some very special songs (and stories, natch!) to share with everyone - and am so excited to play in this intimate theatre setting. There's a bar for cocktails, too, so bring someone special along and join us for a really fun evening of live music. David is a brilliant musician, and I am thrilled to perform with him; he's even sharing a couple of his original songs (from his many hilarious musicals) with me. 

Happy 2019, & new musical adventures 

Greetings, friends! Happy New Year and all good wishes for 12 months of growth and discovery. I wrapped up the year with a fantastic trip to the UK, where I hit up every open mic I could find (London, Cork, Dublin, and Edinburgh), met some wonderful musicians along the way, visited Stonehenge and the Lake District, and spent five glorious days in southern England on the Jurassic Coast with an incredible group of people at the annual JONI Fest. This is a community of diehard Joni Mitchell fans, some professional and some amateur musicians, who meet once a year for a five-day house concert to share her music, their original music, food and friendship. I performed, too - DRY CLEANER FROM DES MOINES and COYOTE - and was welcomed so warmly. I've found a new musical community!

In the new year, I've felt a call to return to choral singing, and have joined two local ensembles: the Spirituals Project (led by Dr Roger Holland) and the Evans Choir (led by Dr Catherine Sailer). Both choirs have several exciting concerts for the winter and spring - TSP honors Dr King in THE DREAM & THE DREAMER (Jan 30 & Feb 27 @ the Newman Center) - while members of the EC appear with Colorado Ballet in a new production of CARMINA BURANA (Apr 5-7 and 11-14 @ the Ellie Caulkins Opera House).

And to top all that, in June I will travel to Salzburg and Vienna to sing with Dr Sailer and the Evans Choir for a gala production of Mozart's REQUIEM! WOW. To perform in the cities of Mozart's birth and where he lived and composed and had his brilliant career...it's a dream come true! 

CARMINA and the REQUIEM are my all-time favorite choral works, and I am beside myself with joy to be performing BOTH of them in the same season! My heart is SO full. On top of which, my son (who sings tenor) is also coming on the REQUIEM tour. Added bonus, to be sharing this adventure with him :)

My goal is to return to the EU and the UK and perform in jazz clubs in 2019. I'll keep you posted!

Janine's a Graduate! Whoooo hoooo! 

HI everyone - happy to share that I finished my master's degree at Lamont School of Music and graduated from DU in June. I now have a Master's of Music in Jazz Performance, and also won a special award for Outstanding Graduate Recital! I'm very excited to bring my new skills to bear as a musician, performance coach and teacher both locally and abroad. I'm also looking forward to getting back out into the community to perform, as I put gigging largely on hold this last year.

I also enter this new phase of my life eager to give and serve our community. Please check out my new GIVING page for information on two remarkable organizations that are making a tremendous difference in our world. I support both causes on a monthly basis, and offer a reward for any of my fans who wants to join me! For people making a one-time donation, I offer a digital download of one of my musical tracks. For monthly donors, I offer a digital download or hard copy of an entire album! If you message me here with your donor info, I can send you that download link immediately!

Janine is a featured vocalist on KUVO! 

Super cool news -I’m featured in the “Local Vocalist Spotlight”on the homepage of KUVO, Denver’s great jazzz station. Writer Candace LeGault penned a very nice profile of me, and it’s up all month long. So exciting! Read it here: http://kuvo.org/post/local-vocalist-spotlight-janine-gastineau

This is another example of KUVO's generous support for local musicians. Please consider becoming a member and supporting them, too, and their many efforts to keep jazz alive and thriving in the Mile High City! To join, go here: https://donate.nprstations.org/kuvo/?_ga=2.214221591.1466518593.1513202897-685985260.1513202896

Janine Speaks at Jazz Festival in February 2017! 

Another happy bit of news: I've been invited to give a talk at the Kinser Jazz Festival in Casper WY in early February. The title of the talk is BROADS ON THE BANDSTAND: The Forgotten Women Who Fought for the Right to Play in the Swing Era. 

This talk arises from a fascinating part of jazz history, one that features all-women big bands, who were most active from the early swing years thru the end of WWII. Many of these bands were also led by women, including Denver's own Joy Cayler , who later led a group called Brass Beat that many of our local sideman and women performed with.

I have had such fun researching this topic. The stories, the photos and videos have revealed some amazing players I knew little to nothing about, and aren't mentioned much (if at all) in much of jazz scholarly or mainstream writing & publishing. These women' stories of persistence and faith and success despite great odds need to be heard & shared. Everyone who's been to my shows knows how I love history and love sharing what's behind the music I sing, and discovering this topic has been a revelation. There's an entire segment of jazz history that's been underreported and under-taught. And IMHO, jazz history is incomplete without a working knowledge of everything these women "added to the conversation." I hope I make my own small contribution to that conversation, both with my music AND my writing & speaking. Stay tuned for more!
 

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