Calendar

Feb
21
Fri
Bubba McNeely
Feb 21 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Bubba McNeely

Live at Giorgio’s

Bubba McNeely Performs R&B Hits of the 70’s and 80’s with Greg Giacona

BIO:

Bubba McNeely has been performing since age of 12 where he released 3 Gospel Albums by age 15. He is one of Houston’s Hottest 1970’s-1980’s R&B-Pop-Dsico Acts who has traveled the U.S. working for 35 years including headlining in Las Vegas Illusions in Toronto Canada. He has sang with Artist such as Donnie McClurkin, Reba Rambo, BJ Thomas, Mark Lowry, Scott Gertner, Yolanda Adams, Thelma Houston, Grace Jones, to name a few. He has performed at ARMANDO’S, Hotel ZaZa, Four Seasons Downtown, 51Fifteen at Saks Fifth Ave, Galleria, River Oaks Country Club, The Red Room/1919 Mixology to name a few. He has been honored to sing at March of Dimes Signature Chefs Gala, Stages Gala, Champagne & Chocolat Scholarship Gala, Cabaret for a Cure with Diane Schurr and Oleta Adams, The River Oaks Wine & Jazz Festival, and recently Artist on Great Day Houston with Debra Duncan.

Feb
22
Sat
Kristine Mills
Feb 22 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Kristine Mills

Live at Giorgio’s

Kristine Mills performs “Is That All There Is?” The Peggy Lee Playlist with Barry Sames

BIO:

Winner of the Houston Press Music Awards, Best Female Vocalist and Best Songwriter, Mills was also nominated for Best Pop Artist, Best Jazz, and Musician of the Year. She was among the 2013 Houston Press Rocks off 100 – Houston’s Most Distinguished Artists and a 2012 Houston Arts Alliance for Established Individual Artists Grant Recipient. Mills won a Gold REMI Award for her soundtrack written for the documentary film Collector’s Waltz.
In addition to many appearances at the Metropolitan Room, Duplex and Zinc Bar in New York, Kristine has played sold-out shows in theaters and performing arts centers as guest vocalist with the Duke Ellington Orchestra and headliner for the Brazilian International Jazz Festival in Sao Paolo, Recife, Rio, and Belo Horizonte. She also performed at Snug Harbor in New Orleans, Cezanne’s and The House of Blues in Houston, and was Artist-In-Residence at Hotel ZaZa Houston.
Feb
23
Sun
Anna-Maria Gkouni
Feb 23 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Anna-Maria Gkouni

Classical Brunch Giorgio’s

Anna-Maria Gkouni

BIO:

Anna-Maria Gkouni is an orchestral conductor, classical pianist and piano instructor. “Exploring the depths of the pianistic literature”, she has performed in venues in Greece, Germany and USA. Alongside solo repertoire she engages in projects of chamber music and collaborating with orchestras. Gkouni has performed in Mark Adamo opera Little Women and Scott Frankel musical Far from Heaven and recent engagements include the performance of César Francl Cello Sonata in A Major and collaborating with the Moores Symphony Orchestra ar Carl Orff Carmina Burana and Zoltán Kodály Háry János Suite. Gkouni has earned her MA in Orchestral Conducting from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and currently she is pursuing her DMA in Orchestral Conducting at the University of Houston. Gkouni has been awarded the Schissler Foundation Fellowship and the University of Houston Graduate Tuition Fellowship.

Feb
28
Fri
Danette McMahon
Feb 28 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Danette McMahon

Live at Giorgio’s

Danette McMahon

with Barry Sames

BIO:

Danette first appeared onstage at age six. Piano, dance and song recitals were as much a part of her life as reading, writing and arithmetic. Right out of high school she performed in the chorus line of Houston Music Theatre, where she shared the stage with Oscar winner, Rita Moreno. She toured with the show group Sidros’s Armada from 19-to 19-. Later she was to be inducted into the Las Vega Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2010!

In 1995, she had the privilege of performing with two Oscar winners.

Other career highlights include when Danette met Meryl Streep while singing in her backyard with The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, at her mom’s 80th surprise birthday celebration. That same year, Danette made it to the big screen playing the role of Lance Henriksen’s wife in the Disney movie “POWDER”. Fellow cast members included Mary Steenburgen, Jeff Goldblum and Sean Patrick Flannery, as Powder.

Through the years, Dannette has shared the stage with some amazing artists. In Vegas, she sang with Wes Montgomery of The Monk Montgomery Trio. She alternated sets with jazz/blues legend, Joe Williams and Little Anthony and The Imperials. On the Florida Jazz Festival, Danette opened for Freddie Hubbard, Pacquito de Rivera, Hiroshima and Spyro Gyra. Back home in Houston, she was the featured vocalist with the Bob Henschen Band, when they ere honored to be the warm up act for Marin Hamlisch, Dionne Warwick and The Smothers Brothers.

In 2003, she returned to college and began her songwriting career.

In all of the experiences Danette has had on stage, taking her music into Retirement Communities and Alzheimer Residences has been among the most rewarding. She continues to perform weekly with a variety band and other jazz venues and restaurants in Houston. She’s looking forward to many more years of making music and meeting wonderful new people!

Feb
29
Sat
Gisele Duque
Feb 29 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Gisele Duque

Live at Giorgio’s

Gisele Duque

Performs The Best of Brazil with Gabriel Santiago

BIO:

Gisele Duque started her singing career at the age of 12, performing at restaurants, private parties, and weddings. She spent this time hoping and eager for something bigger. When this hope came to fruition, it took her from her home in Brazil to tour through China, Hong Kong and Macau. The culmination of this tour saw her living at sea, performing for Celebrity Cruise Lines and bringing her music to over 13 different countries.

Gisele’s all-embracing style has been influenced by the multitude of styles and languages she’s been exposed to, ranging from bossa nova and samba to soul and rock n’ roll Singing in Portuguese, English, Spanish and sometimes even Chinese, Gisele is an eclectic songstress whose versatility and charm can carry her from an intimate show with a small crowd to a fervent carnival.

Mar
1
Sun
Bob Henschen
Mar 1 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Bob Henschen

Classical Brunch

Bob Henschen

BIO:

Bob Henschen is one of Houston’s finest jazz pianists. He played in the famed University of North Texas One O’Clock LabBand in the 1960’s and toured with the Buddy Rich Big Band in the 1970’s.Returning to Houston, he has backed up some of the best names in jazz, including Dizzy Gillespie, Freddie Hubbard, Joe Williams, Anita O’Day, Billy Harper, Carlos Garnett and Eddie Harris, as well as Houston greats, Arnett Cobb, Don Wilkerson, Jimmy Ford, Tex Allen, Tony Campise, Roseanna Vitro, Horace Grigsby and Mickey Moseley.

In 1998, he performed in Switzerlandat the Ascona Jazz Festivalwith vocalist Jewel Brown. He has also appeared at the Corpus Christi Jazz Festival and Trinity Church Jazz Festival, and at the Kemah Boardwalk Jazz Fest, where he was the recipient of the 2009 Kemah Boardwalk Jazz Achievement Award.

He plays regularly at Houston’s best jazz venues, including Cezanne’s, where he was Artistic Director from 2000-2003. He has taught in the jazz studies programs at the Houston High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, Houston Community College and Texas Southern University.

DVD:

  • “Rich at the Top,” Buddy Rich Big Band (PBS, 1973)

CD:

  • “At Last,” Horace Grigsby(1997)
  • “Live at Cezanne,” Bob Henschen Trio (@005)
  • “Ever Yours,” Mickey Mosley (2007)
  • “Sunday, Monday, or Always,” Horace Grigsby (2007)
  • “Comfortable Blues,” Tim Solook (2012)
  • “Cravo e Canela,” Bob Henschen Trio (2013)
  • “I’m All Smiles,” Emi Takada / Bob Henschen Trio (2014)
Mar
6
Fri
Bubba McNeely
Mar 6 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Bubba McNeely

Live at Giorgio’s

Bubba McNeely Performs R&B Hits of the 70’s and 80’s

BIO:

Bubba McNeely has been performing since age of 12 where he released 3 Gospel Albums by age 15. He is one of Houston’s Hottest 1970’s-1980’s R&B-Pop-Dsico Acts who has traveled the U.S. working for 35 years including headlining in Las Vegas Illusions in Toronto Canada. He has sang with Artist such as Donnie McClurkin, Reba Rambo, BJ Thomas, Mark Lowry, Scott Gertner, Yolanda Adams, Thelma Houston, Grace Jones, to name a few. He has performed at ARMANDO’S, Hotel ZaZa, Four Seasons Downtown, 51Fifteen at Saks Fifth Ave, Galleria, River Oaks Country Club, The Red Room/1919 Mixology to name a few. He has been honored to sing at March of Dimes Signature Chefs Gala, Stages Gala, Champagne & Chocolat Scholarship Gala, Cabaret for a Cure with Diane Schurr and Oleta Adams, The River Oaks Wine & Jazz Festival, and recently Artist on Great Day Houston with Debra Duncan.

Mar
7
Sat
David Craig
Mar 7 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
David Craig

Live at Giorgio’s

David Craig

with Jose Miguel Yamal

Mar
8
Sun
Anna-Maria Gkouni
Mar 8 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Anna-Maria Gkouni

Classical Brunch Giorgio’s

Anna-Maria Gkouni

BIO:

Anna-Maria Gkouni is an orchestral conductor, classical pianist and piano instructor. “Exploring the depths of the pianistic literature”, she has performed in venues in Greece, Germany and USA. Alongside solo repertoire she engages in projects of chamber music and collaborating with orchestras. Gkouni has performed in Mark Adamo opera Little Women and Scott Frankel musical Far from Heaven and recent engagements include the performance of César Francl Cello Sonata in A Major and collaborating with the Moores Symphony Orchestra ar Carl Orff Carmina Burana and Zoltán Kodály Háry János Suite. Gkouni has earned her MA in Orchestral Conducting from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and currently she is pursuing her DMA in Orchestral Conducting at the University of Houston. Gkouni has been awarded the Schissler Foundation Fellowship and the University of Houston Graduate Tuition Fellowship.

Mar
13
Fri
Bubba McNeely
Mar 13 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Bubba McNeely

Live at Giorgio’s

Bubba McNeely Performs R&B Hits of the 70’s and 80’s

BIO:

Bubba McNeely has been performing since age of 12 where he released 3 Gospel Albums by age 15. He is one of Houston’s Hottest 1970’s-1980’s R&B-Pop-Dsico Acts who has traveled the U.S. working for 35 years including headlining in Las Vegas Illusions in Toronto Canada. He has sang with Artist such as Donnie McClurkin, Reba Rambo, BJ Thomas, Mark Lowry, Scott Gertner, Yolanda Adams, Thelma Houston, Grace Jones, to name a few. He has performed at ARMANDO’S, Hotel ZaZa, Four Seasons Downtown, 51Fifteen at Saks Fifth Ave, Galleria, River Oaks Country Club, The Red Room/1919 Mixology to name a few. He has been honored to sing at March of Dimes Signature Chefs Gala, Stages Gala, Champagne & Chocolat Scholarship Gala, Cabaret for a Cure with Diane Schurr and Oleta Adams, The River Oaks Wine & Jazz Festival, and recently Artist on Great Day Houston with Debra Duncan.