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New Show Announced at 54 Below in NYC - October 28, 2013

Terese Genecco & Her Little Big Band will debut a brand new holiday show this season at their brand new musical home in New York City.  On Tuesday, December 17th at 7 PM, the MAC and Bistro Award-winning entertainer will star in "Have Yourself A Merry Little Big Band" at 54 Below (254 West 54th St, Cellar, New York, NY 10019; 646-476-3551; www.54Below.com.)

Deck your halls with ring-a-ding-ding, Rat Pack-style holiday cheer!  Expect snappy new arrangements of your favorite holiday tunes with a Little Big Band swagger plus a few musical surprises to spice up the season.  This is a One-Night-Only concert event!  Get your tickets online at TicketWeb.com or click HERE to go to the 54 Below website for more information.

GENECCO & COSTANZO celebrate FRANCES FAYE's 100th Birthday! - September 26, 2012

LEGENDARY LATIN/JAZZ PERCUSSIONIST JACK “MR. BONGO” COSTANZO RETURNS FOR FIRST NEW YORK CITY PERFORMANCE IN OVER 50 YEARS

GUEST STARS WITH TERESE GENECCO & HER LITTLE BIG BAND in The 100th Birthday Celebration of The Fabulous Frances Faye - Also to Feature NYC Cabaret Legend Ricky Ritzel

 SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2012 AT 1 PM @ 54 BELOW

(September 26, 2012)  Little did he know that when legendary Latin/jazz percussionist Jack Costanzo performed at Carnegie Hall with The Stan Kenton Orchestra on February 14, 1948, it would be more than a decade before his return to New York City in 1961 to play the famed Basin Street East with nightclub entertainer, Frances Faye.  For more than a half a Century after, Costanzo played everywhere else except New York City.  He makes his triumphant return on Sunday, November 4th, 2012 at 2PM at New York’s finest new nightclub establishment, 54 Below, appearing with “the longest-running nightclub act on Broadway,” Terese Genecco & Her Little Big Band.  30-year NYC cabaret veteran, Ricky Ritzel, will also be tagging along for the ride, celebrating the inimitable Faye in high, swinging style.

Jack Costanzo is a composer, conductor and drummer best known as a Latin/jazz percussionist.  He was nicknamed “Mr. Bongo” by the late music critic and journalist Leonard Feather.  After World War II, Costanzo was discharged from the Navy and set up shop at The Beverly Hills Hotel as a dance instructor where Latin band leader Bobby Ramos listened to Costanzo playing bongos in a jam session and offered him a job.  Throughout the 40s, he worked with several Latin bands including Desi Arnaz and Rene Touzet.  Costanzo toured with The Stan Kenton Orchestra from 1947-48 and occasionally in the 1950s, and played around the world with Nat “King” Cole from 1949 to 1953.  In addition to playing on Frances Faye’s live recording of her “Caught In The Act” LP from The Crescendo Nightclub in Hollywood in 1958, he has also worked with many of the biggest names in the music business from Peggy Lee and Judy Garland to Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis, Jr., and Martin & Lewis.  Costanzo formed his own band in Hollywood in the 50s where many Hollywood stars studied bongos with him including Marlon Brando, Rita Moreno, Tony Curtis, Gary Cooper, and Vic Damone.  He appeared in over 20 television shows and films including The Ed Sullivan Show, The Dinah Shore Chevy Show, and the film “Harum Scarum” starring Elvis Presley.  “Mr. Bongo” was in retirement until 1998 and made his comeback with a 2001 CD release, “Back From Havana” on Ubiquity Records followed by three more recordings.  Costanzo appeared for the first time with Terese Genecco & Her Little Big Band at The Plush Room in San Francisco during a two week run in April of 2007 and again for two separate engagements at The M Bar in Hollywood in 2007 and 2008.

Frances Faye was born on November 4, 1912 in Brooklyn and became a critically acclaimed nightclub performer with a career that spanned more than six decades and rivaled the attendance records of Peggy Lee.  She appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show, The Steve Allen Show, Playboy’s Penthouse With Hugh Hefner, 20-20 with Hugh Downs, and several TV shows in Australia.  She was in the 1938 Bing Crosby film “Double Or Nothing” (singing and dancing with Crosby and Martha Raye) and then later in the 1977 Louis Malle film, “Pretty Baby.”  She was also a subject of interest in Bruce Weber’s film “Chop Suey.”  Faye recorded more than a dozen albums and over a hundred singles for Capital, Imperial and Bethlehem record labels.  She passed away on November 8, 1991 at the age of 79 after complications from a series of strokes.

Terese Genecco has been appearing at The Iridium in New York City in “the longest-running nightclub act on Broadway,” now in it’s fourth year of monthly performances featuring her stellar 8-piece “little big band.”  She first rose to prominence with her critically acclaimed cabaret show, “Drunk With Love: A Tribute To Frances Faye!” which had its world premiere in San Francisco with a five-week run at The New Conservatory Theatre Center in the summer of 2005.  The show made its New York City debut in October of 2005 with a week of performances at The Encore Showroom and continued to return every few months to The Metropolitan Room where it garnered a Bistro and two MAC awards and made the Top Ten list in Time Out New York Magazine two years in a row.  Genecco has performed in major jazz and concert venues around the world including The Basement Jazz Club in Sydney, Australia, The Raye Freedman Centre for the Performing Arts in Auckland, and The Turner Centre in Kerikeri, New Zealand, The Canyon Club in Los Angeles, The Rrazz Room in San Francisco, Yoshi’s Jazz Club in Oakland, The Bergen Performing Arts Center in New Jersey (as the opening act for Steve Tyrell) and in the Mabel Mercer Foundation’s Annual Cabaret Convention held in the Frederick P. Rose Hall at Jazz @ Lincoln Center in New York.  She has graced the stages of every New York City cabaret club in solo, group and benefit shows since relocating from San Francisco in 2009 after a year-long run of late-night Saturday performances at The Rrazz Room in The Hotel Nikko.  She is the recipient of 2 MAC Awards in 2012 for “Show Of The Year” and “Major Artist Female/Duo” and was recently named one of the Top 50 Most Influential People in New York City Cabaret.  Genecco is a BFA graduate from the Musical Theater/Drama Department at Syracuse University.

Ricky Ritzel has been a fixture on the nightclub and cabaret scene in New York City for 30 years and has received most cabaret awards including 13 MAC Awards in 8 different categories.  He was recently named one of the Top 50 Most Influential People in New York City Cabaret.  He has performed all over the United States as well as London and Paris.  An accomplished solo performer, Ricky has also accompanied such great artists as Vivian Blaine, Julie Wilson, and Ruth Warrick.  He was the featured musician/sidekick on Sandra Bernhard’s Radio Show on SIRIUS XM satellite radio and was musical director for the Sally Rand Tribute at Town Hall featuring Bebe Neuwirth, Donna McKechnie, Marge Champion, Karen Mason and directed by Tony Stevens.  In his biggest tour de force performance, Ricky was seen in Las Vegas as Jimmy Durante in “Stop The Music” at The Cashman Theatre with Sharon McNight as Sophie Tucker.  He continues to perform his solo shows in New York City cabaret clubs to critical acclaim and standing ovations and has just recently launched his new web talk show, “Ricky Ritzel…Talking With” for www.NiteLifeExchange.com

CALENDAR LISTINGS:

EVENT:  TERESE GENECCO & HER LITTLE BIG BAND in "Drunk With Love: A 100th Birthday Celebration of the Fabulous Frances Faye!"

Featuring special guest stars Jack “Mr. Bongo” Costanzo and Ricky Ritzel

DATE:  Sunday, November 4, 2012 at 1 PM (Faye’s actual 100th birthday)

LOCATION:  54 Below, 254 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019

TICKETS:  Main Dining Room $35 + $25 food/bev minimum; Bar Seating (limited) $25 + $25 food/bev minimum

Order online at www.54Below.com or at Ticketweb (link below)

http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&eventId=3113834&pl=54below

TO SCHEDULE AN INTERVIEW WITH JACK COSTANZO, TERESE GENECCO, or RICKY RITZEL, contact Tamara Hayes at (917) 652-0823 or email thayes@bugoutmusic.com

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Daytime Emmy Award Nominee ILENE KRISTEN to guest star on 8/28! - August 26, 2012

As always, the guest star line-up for Terese Genecco's monthly show (now in it's 4th year!) at The Iridium in NYC is eclectic and swingin'!  This Tuesday, August 28th will feature Daytime Emmy Award Nominee ILENE KRISTEN as a guest vocalist in both sets (8 & 10 PM.)  Best known for her roles as "Delia" on "Ryan's Hope" and "Roxy" on "One Life To Live," Ms. Kristen can belt out the blues and captivate a crowd. 

News update on BroadwayWorld.com! - February 6, 2012

http://broadwayworld.com/article/Terese-Genecco-Continues-Shows-At-The-Iridium-221-20120206

Check out the great mention about Terese's upcoming CD release and 3 year anniversary shows at The Iridium in NYC!

Tix and reservations: 212/582/2121

Genecco to Release Sophomore Live CD on 3/20/12! - February 4, 2012

Captured during two live performances at The Iridium on October 12, 2011, Terese Genecco & Her Little Big Band are set to release their second CD on March 20, 2012 and will celebrate the release with two more live performances at The Iridium at 8 & 10 pm that evening. 

They are also celebrating the end of their 3rd year of monthly performances there and the beginning of their 4th year in an open-ended run of shows.

Tickets are available at www.TheIridium.com or by calling 212.582.2121.

The CD's will be available for purchase or digital download via CD BABY, iTUNES, AMAZON and other online music retailers and will be sold after all performances at The Iridium in New York City.

Shows Extended at Iridium THRU 2012! - January 10, 2012

Multiple MAC, Bistro, and Time Out New York award-winning vocalist/bandleader Terese Genecco & Her Little Big Band have been extended once again at The Iridium in New York City!  Currently the longest-running nightclub act on Broadway, Genecco has been performing monthly at the world renowned music venue since March of 2009 and will continue to play on select Tuesday nights through 2012.  Check the performance schedule for details.   

More information at www.TheIridium.com.

All performances are streamed live over the internet for free via Livestream.com.  Tune in at www.IridiumLive.tv.

Legendary Composer/Arranger/Conductor Russell Garcia has died - November 22, 2011

Russ Garcia

Musical legend Russ Garcia died peacefully at his Kerikeri home on Sunday, November 20, 2011 (New Zealand time.)

The 95-year-old musician, composer and arranger was once described as the most famous guy you've never heard of.

Mr Garcia was born in California and went on to pursue a musical career for more than 85 years. Some of the names he worked with in films and music include Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Judy Garland, Walt Disney, Charlie Chaplin, Fred Astaire, Elizabeth Taylor and Clint Eastwood.

He moved to Kerikeri with his wife Gina in the 1970s, after being told by some New Zealand musicians he met in Fiji that he should visit.

In an interview with the Sunday Star-Times in April, he said: "I'd done everything in Hollywood – films, television, radio, recording. I had worked with everybody."

Earlier this year Mr Garcia took to the road with a 10-piece band and two award-winning singers from New York – Shaynee Rainbolt and Terese Genecco as well as New Zealand singer Tim Beveridge.

The tour was to celebrate his jazz and movie compositions and continue telling stories about his past. The roadshow stops were billed as An Evening with Russ Garcia.  Genecco and Rainbolt went ahead with two tribute shows in the US (on November 1st at Yoshi's Jazz Club in Oakland, CA and on November 6th at The Iridium in New York City) despite the fact that Mr Garcia could not keep his travel plans to join them.  Instead, the two made good use of internet technology and included the Garcia's in the proceedings in both cities via Skype and Livestream broadcasts of the concerts.

"I've got hundreds of stories and some of them are true," he told appreciative audiences.

A favourite story was his revelation that Ella Fitzgerald was shy and battled stage fright but that once she got on stage with the microphone in her hand, she "sang like an angel".

Mr Garcia conducted the Wellington, Auckland and Christchurch symphony orchestras and was awarded a Queen's Service Medal for services to music.

He spent many years working with theatre and dance groups in Kerikeri and was especially encouraging of young people's musical aspirations.

A celebration of Russ Garcia's life will be held in the events hall at the Turner Centre in Kerikeri, New Zealand on November 27, 2011 at 1.30pm.

 

A NOTE FROM TERESE:

Thank you to everyone who joined us at the Russell Garcia 95th Birthday Tribute Concerts at Yoshi's Jazz Club in Oakland, CA on November 1st and at The Iridium in New York City on November 6th.  The love was felt from both coasts of this continent all the way to the shores of New Zealand where Russ & Gina Garcia were watching via Skype.  Both bands were amazing and we so adore and appreciate the support we received from the amazing staff at each of the venues.  Without your support, this legendary composer, arranger, conductor and orchestrator could not have been given his proper due and if, for nothing else, for that we are truly grateful.  By "we" I mean my co-star and project champion, Shaynee Rainbolt!  Thank YOU for putting together this entire year of Russ Garcia tours around the world!  (And for inviting me to be a part of them!)

We were saddened by the news that Russell passed away on November 20th in New Zealand.  We knew that he was quite ill but we were obviously hoping to keep him on the planet longer.  Perhaps if we had scheduled another concert for 2012, he would have stuck around for that, but alas, his time had come and he died peacefully with his beautiful wife Gina by his side at their lovely home in Kerikeri.

We will miss you, dear Unkl Rusl.  The next time I sing "I've Got You Under My Sink" it will be for you.  ;-)   XO ~ T

RUSS GARCIA USA TOUR REVISED - October 22, 2011

LIVING LEGEND RUSSELL GARCIA TO BE HONORED AT 95th BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION/CONCERTS

Due to Doctor’s Order, Garcia Will Celebrate in New Zealand While Vocalists Shaynee Rainbolt and Terese Genecco Host Tributes at Yoshi’s Oakland on November 1 and at Iridium Jazz Club in New York on November 6.

New York Tribute Concert, Featuring Billy Stritch with Shaynee Rainbolt and Terese Genecco, Will Be Streamed Live from Iridium at www.iridiumlive.tv

NEW YORK, NY, October 19, 2011 – Legendary composer, arranger and conductor Russell Garcia has been ordered by his doctor to give up his travel plans to participate in his three-city 95th Birthday Tour.  Although disappointed by the decision, Garcia will celebrate from his home in New Zealand while vocalists Shaynee Rainbolt and Terese Genecco host tributes at Yoshi’s Oakland on November 1, and at New York’s Iridium Jazz Club on November 6. The New York celebration features special guest star Billy Stritch

The concert scheduled for October 26 at Catalina Bar & Grill in Hollywood has been cancelled.

Garcia, who suffered from collapsed vertebrae last week, is on bed rest and unable to travel, but it doesn’t stop him from celebrating with Rainbolt and Genecco. Since stricken with the painful condition, Garcia has been on the phone and e-mail to assist his musical partners with arrangements and to encourage his friends, family and fans to come out to celebrate in his absence. In New York, the concert will be streamed live, allowing Garcia to not only watch the concert, but also to participate. Tune in to www.livestream.com/iridiumlive.

“We are all so sad that Russ can’t join us in person, but we are thrilled that we are able to celebrate his birthday and present his music with fabulous musicians in these wonderful venues,” said Shaynee Rainbolt, who released Charmed Life, a CD of Garcia originals in 2007. “I have been in awe of Russ and his talent since meeting him while working on the CD. To hear Russ in the midst of severe pain encourage Terese and me to move forward with the concerts is a testament to his dedication to music and music lovers. Russ wouldn’t have it any other way, so we will do our best to present memorable evenings of his music, surrounded by friends, family and fans who love him.”

Joining Rainbolt and Genecco at Yoshi's are Larry Dunlap, piano; Daniel Fabricant, bass;  Tom Duckworth, drums; Rich Armstrong, trumpet; Tony Malfatti, tenor saxophone; and, in Garcia's four-trombone signature style, Doug Beavers, Don Benham, Greg Saúl and Floyd Reinhart.

In New York, Rainbolt and the Iridium’s own Genecco will perform Garcia originals plus classics from The Great American Songbook arranged by Garcia and accompanied by their high-voltage, 9-piece Little Big Band featuring pianist Billy Stritch along with bassist Tom Hubbard, drummer Ray Marchica, trumpeter Bud Burridge, tenor saxophonist Cliff Lyons and trombonists John Fedchock, John Allred, Nate Mayland and George Flynn.

“In addition to celebrating the genius of Russ Garcia, performing his music is very special for many reasons,” said Terese Genecco. “In 1956, Russ did orchestrations of Porgy and Bess for Mel Tormé and Frances Faye. Two years later, Russ orchestrated a ground-breaking version of new arrangements of the music for Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald. I am a huge Faye fan, Billy Stritch is a fan of Tormé and everyone loves Louis and Ella. In our tribute to Russ, Billy and I will present our rendition of Bess, You Is My Woman Now. I truly wish Russ could be with us to guide us through one of his most memorable musical contributions.  Thanks to technology, he will be with us in spirit and via Internet.”

“It is fitting and fantastic that Russ can ‘conduct’ the band while recuperating in New Zealand,” added Rainbolt. “He has always been on the cutting edge in the entertainment industry, with his film scores and the outstanding music he has composed and arranged for some of the world’s greatest artists. He has seen tremendous changes throughout his 75-year career, and he is excited that with the support of today’s technology, he will be able to enjoy and participate in the concert.”

Whether Russ Garcia (born April 12, 1916 in Oakland, CA) was working on a sound stage at MGM Universal, a major-label recording studio in Hollywood, a concert hall conducting a symphony, a jazz club or festival around the world, his body of work speaks for itself.  He hesitates to toot his own horn, saying he feels like he’s name-dropping; but to this day, people continue to drop his name.  Over the years, he has worked Sammy Davis, Jr., Anita O’Day, Bud Shank, Julie London, Sarah Vaughan, Cleo Laine, John Dankworth, Frank Sinatra, Peggy Lee, Judy Garland, Count Basie, Miles Davis, Johnny Hodges, Maynard Ferguson, Stan Kenton, Harry James, Bill Holman, Jayne Mansfield, Bette Davis, Ira and George Gershwin, Fred Astaire, Eleanor Powell, Mickey Rooney, Henry Mancini, Elizabeth Taylor, Charlie Chaplin, Marvin Hamlisch, Clint Eastwood and numerous others.

Now living a relatively quiet life in New Zealand but still continuing to work at home and abroad, at 95, Garcia's life is far from the glamorous world of Hollywood he and his lyricist-wife Gina used to lead. From radio and television to theatrical films and recordings, Garcia has been active in virtually every area of the entertainment industry since the late '40s. His early 1960s scores for George Pal's "The Time Machine" and "Atlantis: The Lost Continent" virtually created the music template for science fiction films that followed, and his un-credited work on Charlie Chaplin’s Oscar-winning score for the film ‘Limelight’ has fans launching a grass-roots campaign to set the record straight (http://www.jazzwax.com/2008/09/the-case-of-the.html).  His jazz arranging and composing is legendary in its own right and can be heard on recordings by Stan Kenton, Roy Eldridge, Stan Getz, as well as a classic version of "Porgy and Bess" featuring Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong. When describing the orchestral sounds that emerged from the West Coast jazz scene during the 1950s, the name Russell Garcia always comes to mind.  Not only did he provide arrangements for many singers and instrumentalists, he recorded more than 60 albums under his own name.  As if all that wasn't enough, his book, The Professional Arranger-Composer, has been a valued tool for both beginners and veterans since it was written in the mid-'40’s.  In 2009, he and his wife Gina were awarded The New Zealand Order of Merit from the Queen of England for their Service to Music.

Terese Genecco & Shaynee Rainbolt to appear in RUSS GARCIA's USA Tour! - September 21, 2011

The legendary Russell Garcia (composer/arranger/conductor) returns to the United States for a 3-city concert tour featuring a 9-piece band with vocalists Terese Genecco and Shaynee Rainbolt.  Garcia turned 95 years old in April 2011 and celebrated with sold-out concerts in Kerikeri, (his current home,) Auckland, and Tauranga, New Zealand.  Those concerts featured Garcia front and center conducting the band with vocals provided by Genecco, Rainbolt, and New Zealand Entertainer Tim Beveridge.

October 26th at Catalina's Jazz Club in Hollywood

November 1st at Yoshi's Jazz Club in Oakland, CA

November 6th at The Iridium, NYC

Get your tickets early for these historic concert events!  It will be Mr. Garcia's final tour of the US before indefinitely returning to his home in New Zealand.  More information on the bio and calendar pages.

Terese Acknowledged in The Wall Street Journal! - December 24, 2010

There was a great shout out for Terese's shows in The Wall Street Journal today!  More than just a nice recommendation, we're thrilled that it came from the pen of Will Friedwald!  Mr. Friedwald is a highly respected author, journalist, and music critic and is an expert on the life and career of Frank Sinatra.  His book, Sinatra! The Song Is You: A Singer's Art received the 1996 ASCAP Deems Taylor Award for Excellence in Music Criticism.  Here's what the expert had to say about Terese Genecco & Her Little Big Band at The Iridium Jazz Club in NYC:

"There were no 'mice' in the Ratpack—it was strictly an all-boy's club. But if Frank, Dean and Sammy ever returned from the Great Casino in the Sky, the first youngish female singer that I'd recommend to join their clan is this high-voltage entertainer. Ms. Genecco is deeply rooted in the early 1960s, the colorful last gasp of the era of swingin' lovers, and, as such, draws equally from Louis Prima and Sammy Davis on one hand and Ray Charles and Elvis on the other. On the last Tuesday of each month, she and her three horns and five rhythm put on an unstoppable juggernaut of a set at the Iridium, with one hard-hitting swinger after another, pausing only for what she describes as a mandatory "'wo-ballad maximum.' The calendar may say Dec. 28, but Ms. Genecco makes every show seem like New Year's Eve."

CALIFORNIA OR BUST! - August 12, 2010

Terese has an appearance coming up in California we thought the West Coast fans would like to know about, so here it is:

Monday, December 13, 2010 at 8pm Terese will be at The Rrazz Room in San Francisco with musical director Sean Harkness in their duo show "Terese Genecco Sings Elvis Presley!"

Details on the calendar page!

Terese in the New York Times Style Magazine - July 19, 2010

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Terese received a wonderful mention in the New York Times last month... in an article about her musical idol, Frances Faye.  Check it out by clicking HERE!

MORE SHOWS ADDED! - June 12, 2010

Terese Genecco, currently headlining at The Iridium Jazz Club in New York City with her 8-piece *little big band* has just announced new shows and guest appearances for this summer.  See the calendar page for details.  Here are the upcoming dates to watch out for!

SUNDAY, JUNE 27th @ 7pm: Guest Star of "SALON" at Etcetera, Etcetera in New York City

TUESDAY, JUNE 29th @ 8pm & 10pm: Monthly Headliner at The Iridium Jazz Club, New York City with Special Guest Vocalist KAREN MASON (Broadway's Mamma Mia, Sunset Blvd) and trumpeter RICH ARMSTRONG!

THURSDAY, JULY 1st @ 6pm: w/ her little big band at the outdoor concert stage in Union City, NJ

SATURDAY, JULY 10th @ 7pm & 9:30pm: w/ her little big band at the Steamboat Landing Resort in Canandaigua, New York (Upstate NY between Syracuse & Rochester).  First show is a dinner show for $50 per person.  Second show is cocktails and light bar menu.  These will sell out!  Get your tickets early!  www.etix.com

FRIDAY, JULY 16th @ 6:30pm in the MAC Showcase at Don't Tell Mama, NYC.

SUNDAY, JULY 18th @ 9pm with Q-TALK at The Ice Palace on Fire Island, NY

SATURDAY, JULY 24th @ 9:30pm with Sean Harkness in ELVIS PRESLEY '56! at The Triad Theatre, NYC

MONDAY, JULY 26th @ 7pm with "Sondheim Unplugged" at The Laurie Beechman Theater, NYC

TUESDAY, JULY 27th @ 8pm & 10pm w/ special guest star MARK WINKLER at The Iridium Jazz Club, NYC.

Check back often for more concert announcements!  We're keeping T busy!

TERESE GENECCO IS NOW A WRITER FOR www.Examiner.com! - June 10, 2010

Terese Genecco is now the NYC JAZZ MUSIC EXAMINER for www.Examiner.com!  Check out Terese's very first published articles, subscribe to her page to receive notifications of new articles as they are published, and leave your (positive feedback) comments.  She's pretty good!  Check her out... Here's the link:  EXAMINER.COM

GENECCO RECEIVES ANOTHER MAC AWARD NOMINATION! - March 25, 2010

Currently the 2009 Outstanding Female Vocalist, as awarded last May by the Manhattan Association of Cabarets & Clubs, TERESE GENECCO is now nominated for another MAC Award, this time in the prestigious category of MAJOR ARTIST!  Genecco shares the nomination with cabaret superstar BABY JANE DEXTER (2010 Nightlife Award Winner for Outstanding Cabaret Vocalist and multiple MAC Award Winner,) the 2010 Nightlife Award Winning Duo of Eric Comstock and Barbara Fasano (also 3-time MAC Award winners,) and Broadway actor - director - educator ERIC MICHAEL GILLETT (also a dual MAC and Bistro Award winner!)  Genecco will perform at the 24th Annual MAC Awards show and ceremony at B.B. King Blues Club on May 4, 2010 in New York City.

Terese Genecco is also the recipient of the 2009 Out Music Award (OMA) and the 2007 Back Stage Bistro Award.  She recently received a mayoral proclamation from the city of Union City, New Jersey as a part of their Women's History Month celebration.

GENECCO's RUN AT IRIDIUM EXTENDED INDEFINITELY! - February 4, 2010

Multiple Award Winning Vocalist and Bandleader TERESE GENECCO has the longest running nightclub act on Broadway!  The Iridium Jazz Club has just announced that after a year of performances, Genecco's run of shows on the Last Tuesday of every month will be extended indefinitely!  Come see what all the fuss is about at this world-famous jazz/supper club in the heart of midtown Manhattan!

GENECCO RETURNS TO SAN FRANCISCO ~ ONE NIGHT ONLY! - January 2, 2010

San Francisco's "Entertainer of the Year" TERESE GENECCO returns to the City By The Bay for a rare, one-night-only concert event with another former Bay Area resident turned Hollywood wunderkind, SHAWN RYAN!  They will perform with their 8-piece *little big band* at The Great American Music Hall in downtown San Francisco on Friday night, January 27th, 2010.  The show starts at 8PM!  The fun lasts all night!

Genecco Makes Boston Area Debut! - November 3, 2009

The nightclub and jazz world's fastest rising star, Terese Genecco, makes her debut in the Boston Area with her 7-piece *little big band* at The Tirrell Room in Quincy, Massechusetts on Friday, November 20, 2009 at 8pm!

Legendary Latin Percussionist Back In Hollywood! - September 14, 2009

We're pleased to report that the legendary Hollywood Latin Percussionist JACK "MR BONGO" COSTANZO will once again join Terese Genecco & her *little big band* at the Hollywood supper club, THE M BAR & RESTAURANT for a one-night-only concert event on Friday, October 2nd at 8PM. Costanzo came to fame in the late 1940's with the Stan Kenton Band where he is credited with introducing the bongos into American popular music. He then went on to star with Nat King Cole, Judy Garland, Peggy Lee, Dinah Shore, Ann Miller, Elvis Presley, Frances Faye and more. Jack has played for every major jazz singer of the late 20th Century. Costanzo first teamed up with Genecco in 2006 for her "Drunk With Love" shows in San Francisco and Hollywood, paying tribute to Frances Faye, with Costanzo recreating the arrangements Faye used in her live recordings from 1958 and 1962 at The Thunderbird in Las Vegas and The Crescendo in Hollywood. You won't want to miss this jazz percussion legend in concert! Rounding out the band will be Bill Fulton on piano, Rene Camacho on bass, Mikey Holguin on drums, Anne King on trumpet, Bob Campbell on tenor sax, and Alan Kaplan on trombone.

CANANDAIGUA NATIVE RETURNS HOME FOR SUMMER CONCERT EVENT! - September 3, 2009

Canandaigua native, Terese "Terri" Genecco recently appeared for One Night Only at The Steamboat Landing Resort on Lakeshore Drive in Canandaigua, New York on Friday, July 31st to a sold out crowd of over 350 friends, family, and fans! Terese performed selections from her award-winning shows with her 7-piece *little big band!* Members of the band in this event all hailed from Rochester's Eastman School of Music Faculty. Keep an eye out for their return engagement next summer!

TERESE GENECCO HEADLINES IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB NYC - February 20, 2009

Terese Genecco, San Francisco's "Entertainer of the Year" has relocated to New York City to headline the world-famous IRIDIUM JAZZ CLUB on Broadway near Times Square beginning on March 28, 2009 and appearing there on the last Tuesday of every month in an open-ended run with her 7-piece *little big band!* Check calendar page for specific dates.

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