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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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Previous events

Date Event Location
 —  — Sitting in with Terri Jo Jenkins! La Cour Art Bar, Denver CO La Cour Art Bar, Denver CO
 —  — Janine’s Holiday Show! Caffe Sole, Boulder CO Caffe Sole, Boulder CO
 —  — Janine Gastineau e seu Ritmo - Music of Brazil! Frank Nichols' House Concerts, Aurora CO Frank Nichols' House Concerts, Aurora CO
WITCHES BREW! with Janine & Terri Jo Dazzle @ Baur's, Denver Dazzle @ Baur's, Denver
 —  — Janine e seu Ritmo - Music of Brazil! La Cour Art Bar, Denver CO La Cour Art Bar, Denver CO
 —  — QUIRKTETT! with Janine Gastineau Dazzle @ Baur's, Denver Dazzle @ Baur's, Denver
Janine & Terri Jo in RED HOT RHYTHM Nissi's, Lafayette CO Nissi's, Lafayette CO
 —  — Vai Vai Vai! Music of Brazil Caffe Sole, Boulder CO Caffe Sole, Boulder CO
 —  — Vive la Musique! Vive le Jazz Hot! La Cour Art Bar, Denver CO La Cour Art Bar, Denver CO
 —  — Anything Goes with Cole! Janine's Cole Porter House Concert Dan & Diane's House Concerts!, Boulder Dan & Diane's House Concerts!, Boulder
Brazilian music with Daniel Ondaro! La Cour Art Bar, Denver CO La Cour Art Bar, Denver CO
 —  — Janine Gastineau e seu Ritmo La Cour Art Bar, Denver CO La Cour Art Bar, Denver CO
 —  — Janine Gastineau w/the Nice Work Jazz Combo! Caffe Sole, Boulder CO Caffe Sole, Boulder CO
 —  — The QUIRKTETT plays Five Points Jazz Festival! Blair-Campbell African American Research Library, Denver Blair-Campbell African American Research Library, Denver
 —  — Janine Gastineau with saxophonist Rich Chiaraluce La Cour Art Bar, Denver CO La Cour Art Bar, Denver CO
Janine sings with The Spirituals Project Choir! Gates Auditorium, The Newman Center, Denver Gates Auditorium, The Newman Center, Denver
 —  — Janine Gastineau sings jazz, standards & show tunes Caffe Sole, Boulder CO Caffe Sole, Boulder CO
 —  — Janine sings with QUIRKTETT! Caffe Sole, Boulder CO Caffe Sole, Boulder CO
 —  — SINGING THE TRUTH: Celebrating Brazil! Classics by Tom Jobim, Elis Regina, Edu Lobo & Baden Powell La Cour Art Bar, Denver CO La Cour Art Bar, Denver CO
 —  — SINGING THE TRUTH: Anything Goes with Cole Porter! La Cour Art Bar, Denver CO La Cour Art Bar, Denver CO

Latest News

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!
 

Grad School: Fall Quarter done, 3.82 GPA! 

Hi Friends! A mighty THANK YOU to everyone who's asked me about school this fall, sent encouraging words, listened to me kvetch, etc etc. I am happy to share that, thanks to a great program and some wonderful teachers, I finished my first quarter with a 3.82 GPA! Now, I've always loved learning, but as an undergrad I was - outside of my major classes in music, theatre & dance - not the best student... So it's great to get the chance to redeem myself now. And I truly credit my professors - Donna Wickham, Ken Walker, Lynn Baker, Marc Sabatella, Elwood Colahan, Dr. Catherine Sailer, & Caitlyn Brozna-Smith - for getting me this far. (A special shout-out to Marc S, who is my jazz theory teacher, and an extraordinary educator.) I'm really proud to be at DU's Lamont School, which has proven to be a very challenging & inspiring place. I can't wait for Winter & Spring Quarters and what I'll absorb the rest of this year. 

Janine on KGNU! 

I had the recent pleasure of appearing on KGNU twice in one week! On Tuesday 1/19/16 I was a guest on KGNU's KABARET program. Host Riley Ann asked several insightful questions about my music, and I had a great time talking to her in between sharing several of my favorite songs! I was accompanied by the always-terrific Bill Kopper (guitar) and Bill McCrossen (bass). You can listen to the archived show here.

Two nights later, Thursday 1/21/16, I was a returning guest on KGNU's JAZZ LIVES, spinning 2 more tracks from my new album and chatting with host Jerry Maddock. He had, as always, a terrific and wide-ranging list of tunes chosen for that evening's show, so I recommend listening to the entire show here. I'm on at 7:08, after his opening tune, again "The Last Time I Saw Jeannine" (though he's varied the versions each time I've been on the show) - a very sweet and charming gesture!

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