Gemma is from Barcelona. "She is the daughter of late Italian
actor, Oswaldo Genazzano and the granddaughter of Italian actress
Gemma Genazzano, who worked with the legendary Federico Fellini."
While growing up, Gemma was trained in the classics, but developed
an attraction to both jazz and gospel music. She studied piano
at the Liceu Conservatory, where she was challenged to discover
new sounds and ways to express herself through her music. Over
time, her attraction to Jazz and Soul music won out, and "Gemma
left her classical studies and began singing and performing at
clubs and festivals throughout Spain." She was awarded a scholarship
to the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. While
attending Berklee, she participated in and won numerous music composition awards.
After graduating, she moved to New York City, and reconnected with
musician Marlon Saunders, who she had met while at Berklee. She and
Marlon collaborated with guitarist/songwriter Greg Dayton, to create
"a unique sound" for her. In the role of executive producer, Marlon
co-write and created tracks that later become "Si Me Quieres/If You Love Me."
Gemma's musical charisma has captivated audiences from New York to
Barcelona, and around the world. Her popularity is a contributed to
her "irresistible voice, Spanish lyrics, exotic melodies, and sensual
soul rhythms." In her musical travels, Gemma has graced the stages
of jazz music festivals in Europe, New York’s Blue Note Jazz
Club and Madison Square Garden. In 2009 Gemma released her first
album "Si Me Quieres/If You Love Me," and created "an entirely new
crossover genre of music … Jazzy Latin Soul."
Take Me Away
Gemma Genazzano/Remixes Remixed by DJ Eddie Baez - Sent in to DVRadio by Marlon Saunders
Sexy latin/soul artist Gemma Genazzano has an irresistible effect on the ear. This
is indeed the case when you hit play and journey through Si Me Quieres/If You Love Me,
the highly anticipated CD from Gemma Genazzano. This beautiful woman beckons the listener
to journey with her through songs of love, sensuality, and romance. Her seductive vocals
float with ease over DJ Eddie Baez’s grooves.
~ Deep Vibes Radio
“If you easily dig the adult contemporary slow jams of Sade and Prince's latest protege,
Bria Valente, you may find a resting place in Gemma Genazzano's sensual bedroom jazz. Her erotic
vocals, mostly seductive cooing and breathy whispers, filter on a breeze through the bulk of Si
Me Quieres (If You Love Me). On this ten-track production, Genazzano lyrically alternates between
Spanish verses and English choruses.
~ SoulTracks ”