Gina Chavez is blending the sounds of the Americas with tension and grace. A 10-time Austin Music Award winner and 2015 Austin Musician of the Year, she and her band can now be seen on PBS in “Gina Chavez: Live from the Kate.” She has completed a 12-country tour as cultural ambassadors with the U.S. State Department, uniting audiences from Texas to Uzbekistan and Venezuela to Saudi Arabia. Her bilingual album, Up.Rooted, topped the Amazon and Latin iTunes charts following a feature on NPR’s All Things Considered and her Tiny Desk concert has more than 900,000 views. Gina’s Spanish-language anthem, “Siete-D,” won the grand prize in the John Lennon International Songwriting Contest.
“Steeped in slow-burn soul and uptempo R&B,” Gina’s newest EP,  Lightbeam already has NPR under the spell and of a new sound that expands upon her passionate collection of bilingual songs that traverse cumbia, indie-folk, blues and Latin pop.

Chavez’s voice is perfectly suited to reflect all of those experiences and to take us to places where we dare to let our emotional guards down.” (NPR/Felix Contreras)

Most striking is Chavez’s ease as she moves between social and love songs, between North American and Latin genres, and even between languages: When she passes mid-song from English to Spanish and back, it’s the most natural thing in the world.  -The Boston Globe

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“Gina Chavez and her band were outstanding to work with! They welcomed the students as they came in, worked to learn as many students’ names as possible and really used those names during their engaging workshops!  It was a great experience for the students to practice not only their audience member skills, but also their performer skills as the band worked with them on creating a song by focusing on the smaller parts followed by putting them altogether to make a complete song. I would LOVE to have them back in my classroom and would highly recommend them as guests in any performing arts classrooms!” –Courtney Copic, 6th-8th Grade Choir Instructor, Merrill Middle School, Des Moines