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Gina S Benalcazar-Lopez

Gina S Benalcazar-Lopez

  • She/Her
  • Biography

    Gina Benalcázar López is an Ecuadorian-Honduran-American low brass specialist and composer. Specializing in straight-ahead jazz, latin-jazz, and popular Latin American music, Gina has performed with and arranged/composed for various size bands ranging in style from Classical Chamber to Jazz Big Band and Salsa Bands.

    She has worked with some of the world's most prolific band leaders and can be found playing with Lulada Club, The Broadway Sinfonietta, The Roy Hargrove Big Band, Etienne Charles’ Creole Soul, Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society, The Rufus Reid Big Band, Dee The Dee Bridgewater Big Band, Ulysses Owens Jr’s New Century Big Band, Helen Sung’s Big Band, and others along with subbing on Broadway with Moulin Rouge and Some Like It Hot.

    Gina’s discography is expansive, credited her as both soloist and arranger/composer as a side-person. As a band leader Gina was selected as a recipient of Chamber Music America’s Performance Plus Grant which helped her record her debut album, “The BOUNCE” featuring her original compositions. Her next album is projected to release in February 2025.

    Professional Experience

    • Broadway
    • Off Broadway
    • Education
    • Bachelor’s Degree
    • Master’s Degree

    Regions

    • NYC/Tri-State Area
    • Upstate NY

    Interested in touring?

    • Yes

    Maestra Expertise

    • Theatrical Bookwriter
    • Orchestrator
    • Instrumentalist/Pit Musician
    • Music Copyist
    • Music Transcriber
    • Music Contractor/Coordinator

    Primary Instruments

    • Trombone
    • Trombone (Bass)

    Additional Instruments

    • Euphonium
    • Trombone (Valve)
    • Tuba

    Software

    • Finale

    Additional Skills

    • Film Scoring
    • Home Studio Whiz

    Affiliations

    • THE AMERICAN FEDERATION OF MUSICIANS (AFM)
    • ASCAP

    Person of Color?

    • Yes