BIOGRAPHY

"Be it rock, rockabilly, pop, jazz or swing- whether an intimate or crowded venue setting-Gina has a predictable good time covered."
Fox Chicago

Fox Chicago

Chicago Bulls Drumline

Chicago Bulls Drumline

Seminar poster, Quito Ecuador

Seminar poster, Quito Ecuador

Arco Della Pace, Italy

Arco Della Pace, Italy

Hot Club of Paris

Hot Club of Paris

The Golden Bucks

The Golden Bucks

Cubby Bear with Chris Cassello

Cubby Bear with Chris Cassello

Gina Marie DeGregorio is a high energy singer, songwriter, and percussionist in the Chicago-land area. As an active performer around Chicago, Gina has made musical appearances on ABC, WGN, and Fox. She has been a featured performer at iconic Chicago venues such as House of Blues, Metro, the Double Door, The Green Mill, and Lincoln Hall. Her travels have taken her throughout the east and west coast, Nashville, Europe, and South America.

 

Gina is completely at home playing and singing a variety of styles including Jazz, Pop, Folk, Rock, Rockabilly, Musical theater, Western Swing, Americana, and Mambo. She has performed at a wide range of area events and festivals including The Nashville Boogie Vintage Weekender, Lollapalooza, The Chicago Auto Show, Chicago Craic Oyster Festival, Moon Runners Music Festival, Symco Shakedown, Mountian Top Music Festival, and more.
 

Gina has emerged in Chicago as a powerful and skilled bandleader able to bring together top-notch Chicago talent in any genre. A stylistic chameleon, her versatility is showcased in each ensemble. She delivers an authentic sound and delivery with an incredibly wide range. She is able to creatively draw from each influence while never bleeding sounds or styles in authentic settings. 

 

In addition to leading The Gina Marie Swingtet, Gina Marie and the Golden Bucks, and The Retroactive She also performs with Paul Asaro and his Rhythm the Chicago Swell Sisters,  She has made a multitude of appearances with Chicago's premier bands in every genre including The Alan Greshik Swing Shift Orchestra, Speakeasy Swing, The Flat Cats, Sway Chicago, Rhythmique and The Chicago Cellar Boys. She also performed as lead vocal/percussion and songwriter with King By Friday and The Westerlees, drum kit and background vocals with Pearls Mahone, and percussion with the Chicago Bears Drumline and Chicago Bulls Drum Lines
 
Gina's original songs are catchy, energetic and fun with enough drama to keep things interesting! When selecting a book of standards in any genre she chooses unique selections with a wide range of emotion and character.