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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 public radio in Omaha since 1989. Working at KVNO-FM during college, Cooke hosted a weekend progressive jazz show on the station in addition to working as an on-air announcer. 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 hosted Last Call since that year. A long time fan of jazz music, Cooke enjoys talking with the musicians who make jazz music and presenting those conversations with listeners. When not hosting or listening to jazz, on record or in person, Cooke maintains a busy schedule as a self-employed web design consultant.
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