domingo, 23 de agosto de 2009

Gina Eckstine

Gina Eckstine
Jazz / R&B / Pop

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UPDATE!!!!!! The CD is finished!!! My new cd, "Everything I Have Is Yours,"is finished. It is a tribute to my late father. I have covered 7 of his beautiful songs and there are 13 songs in all. it is absolutely beautiful!!!!! Log on, leave a comment, and of course purchase the cd at: http://cdbaby.com/cd/ginaeckstine It seems that I have been singing and performing ever since I can remember. Singing is like breathing to me. I come by it naturally, but this ability took years of education, lessons, and mentoring. I had some of the best teachers any young singer could ever wish for. I have been so blessed to have been taught by the best, but also each and every musician that I have worked with has honestly helped make me the singer and musician I am today. For that I thank each one of them. My first local studies were with the very gifted and sincerely, the kindest most patient, loving man I have ever met, Ira Lee. My performing and actual "get ready for the gig," teacher was Phil Moore, and his "For Singers Only Workshop". Dick Grove School Of Music, made me more musical, and Andrew Boettner reshaped my strained, swollen cords However, the most profound influence on my life as a singer, of course would be my dad, Billy Eckstine. When he called me up on stage at the age of six, I knew I was where I wanted to be. At age 18 I was singing in his show, and dealing with his and Bobby Tuckers' wrath if I were to sing, heaven forbid, a wrong note, it would be back to rehersal the next day for a tune up, and some well placed jabs at my stage presence. But you know what? I am a better singer for it. Thanks Dad and Bobby. While with my fathers show, I performed with Sammy Davis, Count Basie Orchestra, Houston Pops, Fairmont Hotels, Blues Alley, Canadian Expo, and an appearance on The Tonight Show. I later went on my own, and had my own show on the Las Vegas Strip. I performed at Caesars Palace, Sands, Riviera, The Rio, Aladdin, Tropicana, Stardust, Ballys, etc. I opened recently for Brad Garrett at The Mirage. Okay so now... I am sharing what I have been so generously given and blessed with. I have been teaching and loving each and every lesson I give. I think I learn something from every student I teach. My method is simple: Breathe and let the voice flow. Sounds simple anyway. I teach the vocalist how to use their air to control their voice. I know from experience that when a singer uses her air properly, she/he will have a healthy voice for the rest of his/her career. I have been having great success with professional singers, singers who have damaged their voices and need therapeutic instruction, and the beginning singer. All my students learn breath control, pitch, range expansion, phrasing, mic technique, repetoire, stage presence, recording techniques, and eveybody has lots of fun. I learned from singers. I think it makes sense if you want to learn to sing, learn from a singer! My teaching experience specializing in: • Therapeutic Technique • Breath control, range expansion, pitch control • Microphone technique • Stage presence • Repertoire • Song interpretation • Beginning to professional vocal instruction • Vocal repair and therapy • Artists in development - including working with DerekBrambell,producer, American Idol recording artists. • West Coast Dance Studio -Instructor, Musical Theater Group Class • LAUSD After School Enrichment Program • Triple Talent Musical Theater Camp - Musical Director • Dance Dimensions Performing Arts Center - Vocal Instructor Savannah Outen- up and coming artist with Nickolodeon I am finishing a tribute cd to my father and others who have had a strong influence on me. It is a dream come true and finally complete. I will let everybody know when it is finished. I will never stop performing. Its in my blood. I mean tuly it is. My performance experience:Gina Eckstine Show • La Costa Hotel and Spa -1983 -1985 • Las Vegas Hilton • Aladdin Hotel And Casino - Las Vegas • Caesars Palace - Las Vegas • Rio Hotel And Casino - Las Vegas • Sands Hotel And Casino- Las Vegas • Riviera Hotel And Casino - Las Vegas • Harvey’s Hotel And Casino - Lake Tahoe • Catch A Rising Star @ Bally’s - Las Vegas • MGM Grand Hotel And Casino - Las Vegas • Stardust Hotel And Casino - Las Vegas • Loews Santa Monica Hotel - Santa Monica, CA • Beverly Hills Hotel • Peninsula Hotel - Beverly Hills, CA • Opening act - Brad Garrett @ Mirage Hotel And Casino - Las Vegas • Universal Studios

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