Vocalist GENEVIEVE (GIGI) MARENTETTEhas established herself as one of Toronto’s most recognizable and illustrious talents. After spending 8 years in Hong Kong and performing throughout Asia, and then a year in Europe, Genevieve returned to Toronto to collaborate with her friends and fellow artists, as well as expand her repertoire by working with new producers.
Since her return, she has worked with some of Canada’s finest musicians including Hall-of-Famer David Clayton-Thomas, Order of Canada Members Don Thompson, Dave Young, and Tommy Banks. She has also worked extensively with celebrated bassist and composer George Koller and spent time performing with the late Don Francks. Known for her diverse musical style, and 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 music, Blues, and Traditional Jazz.
In 2016, Marentette utilized her vast experience in the music industry and became part of the Kensington Market Jazz Festival team, led by Officer of the Order of Canada, Molly Johnson. Genevieve is beloved by artists and fans around the globe, and is currently working on her next release, due out soon.
This evening’s singing star GENEVIEVE MARENTETTEfeatures ROBERT SCOTTon piano and ERIC ST-LAURENTon guitar, entertaining in the up-close-and-personal ambience of the Home Smith Bar.