GENEVIEVE MARENTETTE AND TED QUINLAN
Genevieve (Gigi) Marentette has established herself as one of Toronto’s most recognizable and illustrious vocalists.
Gigi spent 8 years in Asia and Europe and since her return to Toronto has released an EP produced by George Koller and worked with David Clayton-Thomas, Don Thompson, Don Francks & Jane Siberry. Genevieve is known for her fearless approach to interpretation. She grew up on the Detroit experimental jazz and electronic music scenes and has an extensive background in Brazilian, World, Blues, and Jazz. Gigi produces events and concerts and recently presented all women bands raising over 10K for the Women’s College Hospital Foundation. She is also one of the founders of Molly Johnson's Kensington Market Jazz Festival, now in its third year and she is currently working on several recording projects.
A lovely muse of music...a femme fatale from film noir...jazz improvisation at it's best...an honest little girl with a great sense of humour that the world's been waiting for. That's Genevieve "GIGI" Marentette.
Ted Quinlan is one of Canada's best known and most versatile guitarists.
He is the Head of the Guitar Department at Humber College and has performed with Chet Baker, Jimmy Smith, David Clayton Thomas, Joey Defrancesco, Maria Schneider and Steve Gadd.
His album of original music entitled Streetscapes is played on radio across the country and the instrumental track "Go West" is destined to be a jazz standard.
His guitar skills were also featured in the major motion picture "Born To Be Blue" starring Ethan Hawke as well as David Cronenberg's brilliant film "Crash".
Ted has worked with Genevieve off and on for over a decade.
He recently appeared on the Juno-winning CD by Mike Downes called "Root Structure".