Halifax-based musician Gina Burgess is an accomplished performer, visual artist and teacher. Studying violin since the age of five and teaching music professionally since 2001, Gina has become a sought after soloist and educator all over Canada and beyond.
With over 20 years of classical training, Gina excels in virtually any musical setting: She is a four-time ECMA award winner with the gypsy-jazz outfit Gypsophilia, she fronts her own klezmer band Der Heisser, is one fifth of the Iqaluit-based Arctic rock band The Jerry Cans and is a regular collaborator in flamenco and Arabic music ensembles.
Gina has toured Europe twice over with Tim Crabtree’s atmospheric ensemble; Paper Beat Scissors, and with folk-pop artist Gabrielle Papillon. Most recently Gina, along with The Jerry Cans, performed and conducted youth workshops in Australia and New Zealand.
In addition to touring and performing, Gina makes regular trips to remote communities in Nunavut and Greenland as both teacher and performer.
Gina has collaborated with the likes of Kanye West, Maria Osende Flamenco Co., Shauntay Grant, Dinuk Wijeratne, Erin Costelo, Hey Rosetta!, Joseph Petric, the Nova Scotia Youth Orchestra, Rich Aucoin, Duane Andrews, NAFAS, Symphony Nova Scotia, Lily Frost, DJ Spooky and Alex Conde