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An interview with Ginetta M.

Trumpeter Ginetta M. is a tireless advocate of "Peace Through Music".

An accomplished trumpeter, bandleader, composer and vocalist, Ginetta M. has led her funky, original band "Ginetta's Vendetta" on four recordings. She recently performed with the organist Tony Monaco at the Java Jazz Festival. International tours have seen the New York based trumpeter perform on tour in Mexico and in Beirut, Lebanon. Ginetta is an alumna of the famed music school North Texas State University and  has decades  of experience both on & off the road and in the studio, and as a performance artist with groups such as the Holmes Brothers.

Ginetta M. will perform in Omaha at Love's Jazz & Arts Center on October 16th at 7:00pm.  Their website is

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KIOS Jazz host Chris Cooke recently caught up with the busy trumpeter and bandleader. In a wide-ranging interview, Ginetta M. discussed her influences as a trumpeter, her recordings and her performances around the world.

(Recording Engineer: Mike Hansen).

Chris Cooke has been a voice on radio in Omaha since 1988. While at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, he studied radio broadcasting, history and religion. Working at KVNO-FM, Cooke hosted a weekend adventuresome jazz show on the station in addition to duties as an on-air announcer on overnights, weekends and holidays. He also worked at KBLZ (the then student-run radio station) as well as KYNE-TV, and The Gateway as a reporter.
In November 1992, Cooke signed on at KIOS-FM and has been there ever since. He has hosted the Tuesday and Thursday editions of Jazz in the Afternoon since 1996 and has also hosted Last Call since that year. A long time fan of jazz music, Cooke enjoys talking with the musicians who make jazz music. He has interviewed Horace Silver, Roy Haynes, Wayne Shorter, David Liebman, Airto Moreira, Jessica Williams and Karrin Allyson, to name a few. While not at the station Cooke maintains a web design consultancy business that has served a number of non-profit and music clients for over 20 years.
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