Gini Wilson - Pianist

Gini Wilson - Pianist

Gini Wilson, known as The Duchess, is legendary in the Bay Area as a brilliant jazz pianist, entertainer, and composer. She is the Director and the Co-Founder, with stellar reedman Steve Heckman, of The San Francisco ChamberJazz Quartet  (SFCJQ) This ensemble chamber group includes Pat Klobas on Bass and Ron Marabuto on drums.   She has received brilliant reviews for her many albums being played on jazz radio stations nationally and internationally.

Gini’s original music is lyrical and elegant and her compositions reflect the emotional density of classical music but also include the exciting elements of swinging blues and fiery tangos.

Gini is a recent recipient of the 2017 Milley Award, a home-town award to a creative artist in Mill Valley, California. this prestigious award goes to musicians, film makers, writers and others who bring honor to the community. 

The SFCJQ performs at concerts and festivals, and Gini performs  solo jazz and with small combos and singers such as Jackie Ryan, Denise Perrier, Cami Thompson and the duo Nicholas and Glover.  Her One woman Show Bach to Bebop is an audience favorite including irreverent humor, audience games and serious jazz.

Gini considers herself Bi-lingual in classical music and jazz.
She studied classical piano with Carlo Bussotti, Bruno Eisner and Paul Parmelee  and studied composition with the American master George Crumb .  As an educator and member of the Music Teachers of America, she teaches and adjudicates both classical and jazz disciplines in Marin County, California.




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Gini Wilson


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