Janine Gilbert-Carter - Vocalist|
Music, in all its forms, has been a part of Janine's
life from the beginning. She was introduced to gospel, Jazz and blues at a very early age
by her parents and grandmother. Her "musical journey" began in the church as a member of
the choir in Aliquippa, PA. From her singing there, opportunities to sing expanded with
"solo performances as a member of the Bach Choir of PA, which performed for some of Braodway's
most exciting musicals," and she continued to pursue music as a life goal.
Janine moved to the Washington DC area in 1988. In the summer of 1996, She launched her
career with a performance at the New Genesis Baptist Church. Since then she has performed
as a soloist or with groups in the DC area. She has shared the stage with notable artists
such as Tramaine Hawkins, Oleta Adams, Regina Bell, Ann Nesby and Donnie McClurkin and Sweet
Honey in the Rock for WPAS's Annual Gospel concert held at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC."
She has performed at many DC jazz venues over the years. During her jazz performances, "she has
shared the stage with area-wide jazz musicians like pianist Aaron Grave, Vince Smith, Eric Byrd,
Chris Grasso and Ron Elliston; bassist Wes Biles, James King, Saxophonist Paul Carr and percussionist
Nasar Abady, Jeff Neal and the late Ricky Loza and Mike Smith."
Janine's style has earned her recognition through the awards received at numerous competitions.
Her discography on CD Baby: "Good Spoke To Me" (2003), "In the Moment" (2003), "A Song For You" (2006),
In A Silent Tear (2009), and "At Last" (2013).
Janine can be seen at Laporta's Restaurant in Old Town Alexandria, VA every Thursday night, and at venues
in the wider DC area, and abroad when she is touring. Links:
DC Bebop page.