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Music Services for all occasions! 


I perform music for many different types of occasions, including:  Special Occasions, Company Parties, Weddings, Wedding Receptions, Restaurants, Lounges, and much more! 

I have had the good fortune and pleasure of working with many artists and music affiliations, for a variety of occasions, throughout my career.  I am affiliated with many different products.  I would be happy to help you find the perfect musical act and/or combo for your event!  

Inquire about services and offerings via the  "Contact Page" .


PRODUCTS

GINA GEDLER MUSIC COMBO:  Is a 4 to 7 piece combo performing the smooth, light, and soulful standards ranging from the 40's thru current; Some of the artists, I cover, include: Billie Holiday, Etta James, Adele, Peggy Lee, Patsy Cline, The Andrew Sisters, The Pointer Sisters, Barbra Streisand, Judy Garland, Frank Sinatra, Cole Porter, The Eagles, The Carpenters, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Carol King, Gloria Gaynor, The Beatles, Norah Jones, and many more!  This is a great option for wedding receptions, parties/gatherings/events for companies, personal needs, or lounges and restaurants.

I like to keep things interesting with my eclectic choice of music!  I am professional, smooth, personable, and clean with my style. My format and delivery is adaptable based on your needs.  I am not your typical stationary singer. I love music and want to make sure that people have a great time!

***This combo in also available in a duo or trio format***

 

GINA GEDLER WITH THE SOYA VISTA JAZZ ORCHESTRA- plays swinging, lounge jazz music from the 50's thru the 70's.   This is an eight to ten piece ensemble that specializes in cool mainstream lounge jazz music from the 1950’s thru the 1970’s.   It is a mixture of big band sound and some reduced combo format music as well.  This band features music from Frank Sinatra, The Andrew Sisters, Billie Holiday, Henry Mancini, Burt Bacharach, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Peggy Lee and Bessie Smith.  The music is lively and hip as well as smooth and sophisticated. This band is accommodating as both an: Entertainment band- good for wedding receptions, dancing, socializing and party music as well as a Concert band- good for those functions requiring a sit down and formal concert format.

 

GINA GEDLER WITH THE BALLYHOO FOXTROT ORCHESTRA - is a vintage ensemble dedicated to recreating the jazz and popular music of the 1910s and 1920s.  The eight-piece ensemble employs an instrumentation that enables the group to perform a wide variety of musical genres from the period, including foxtrots, Dixieland jazz, blues, novelty songs, waltzes, tangos, cabaret, patriotic songs, and light classical music. So whether the occasion calls for the Art Deco elegance of the Great Gatsby or the zany exuberance of a Prohibition-era speakeasy, the BALLYHOO FOXTROT ORCHESTRA can supply just the right music. 

**This group is also available in a smaller 5 piece combo as well known as "the Foxtrot Hotshots".

 

GINA SINGS BARBRA! - This is a show that captures some of the most iconic songs by Barbra Streisand!  Some of the music featured in this show includes: The Way We Were, Evergreen, Second Hand Rose, People, Queen Bee, Don't Rain On My Parade, Happy Days, No More Tears/Enough is Enough....and many more!

GINA SINGS BETTE MIDLER-”ONE MONKEY DON’T STOP NO SHOW”! - This show covers some of Bette’s greatest hits along with a hoppin’ 7 piece band and 2 sassy back up girls! Some of the tunes we will cover are: From A Distance, Miss Otis Regrets, Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, I Put A Spell On You, The Rose, Wind Beneath My Wings…..and many more!

 

GINA SINGS BROADWAY! - Gina sings songs from some of the most popular shows on Broadway.  Enjoy tunes from "Sunset Blvd", "Chicago", "Funny Girl", "A Chorus Line", and "Sweet Charity"......Just to mention a few!

 

I would appreciate the opportunity, and would love to bring something new to your venue. To view any upcoming events, visit the "Home" or "Upcoming Events" page to see what is coming up!

 


Some of my references include:

Maxwell Schaeffer – IHeart Radio

Max Wellman- Owner/General Manager-Entertainment Coordinator for NOCE Jazz and Cabaret Club

Robert Ford – Producer Epic Stage Productions

Deb Puckumn - Director of Philanthropy- Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden

Jan Gemar- Executive Director of Iowa Land and Title Association

John Viars - Executive Director at the Des Moines Playhouse

Emily Anderson - Chuck’s Italian Restaurant

Jerry Talerico – Retired Owner of Sam And Gabe’s Italian Bistro

Sarah Krouch – Owner of Stams Chocolaterie

Kevin Berger - Chief Operating Executive-Johnny's Italian Steakhouse

Jim and Mary Ellen Kimball- Clarke County Arts Council

John Busbee - John Busbee Creative Services - The Culture Buzz

Caroline VerSchuer – Polk County Iowa Government Liaison

James Willer – Morgan Stanley Investments

Allison Fegley – Hoyt Sherman Associate

Craig Hansen – CEO of Hansen Companies

Christopher Diebel – Managing Partner of Bubba Restaurant

Matthew McIver - Artistic Director at Iowa Stage Theatre Company

Kim Busby – Producer of Independent film with Aries Works

Ron Lambert – Retired Chairman of Stagewest Theater

Jerry Jacobson – CEO of Entertainment to Go

Pat Henson – Stagewest Board member and Blank Park Zoo Board Member

Darren Marasco- Italian Festival Coordinator

Orlando Vivone- Entertainment Organizer for the Italian Festival

John Morgan – John Morgan Big Band

John Benoit - Professor of music at Simpson and Professional musician/Director of the Ballyhoo and Soya Vista Orchestras

Ben Hagen - Professional Musician

Jamie Poulsen - Professional Musician - Professor at Simpson College

Jason Danielson – Professional Musician

Bob Weast – Bob Weast Big Band

Tom Quiner - Breakthrough Marketing

Jeff Rickabaugh – Jacobson Trucking Company


Resume & Work To Date: 

 

Acting

 

Des Moines Playhouse:

Into the Woods 2015 (The Witch-female lead)                               Les Miserables (Madam Thenardier-female supporting role)

Chicago (Velma Kelly-female lead)                                                Gypsy (Mama Rose-female lead)

West Side Story (Anita-female lead)                                                Into the Woods 1991 (Cinderella-female lead)

Little Shop of Horrors (Audrey-female lead)                                  Ragtime (Emma Goldman-female supporting role)

Steel Magnolias (Ouiser Boudreaux)                                             Quilters (Daughter-Ensemble piece)                                             

Pirates of Penzance (Daughter-ensemble)                                    Evita (Marguerita, lead dancer-ensemble)

The Full Monty (Vicki-female lead)                                                 Guys and Dolls (Sarah Brown-female lead)

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Ensemble-lead dancer)                    

Music Man (Ensemble-Lead dancer)                                                                                              

Annie (Lily St. Regis-female supporting role) 

Miss Nelson is Missing (Miss Nelson/Miss Viola Swamp-female lead)   

 

StageWest:

Souvenir (Florence Foster Jenkins-female lead)                          Johnny Guitar (Vienna-female lead)

BatBoy (Meredith-female lead)                                                     A New Brain (Mimi Schwinn-female lead)

Urinetown (Penelope Pennywise-female lead)                           Tom Foolery (X3) (4 person ensemble)

Jacques Brel (4 person music review)                                         Unsung Cole (4 person music review)

And the World Goes Round (5 person music review)                Romance-Romance (Josephine/Monica-female lead)

 

Drama Workshop:

Blood Brothers (Mrs. Johnstone-female lead)

Expiring Minds Want to Know (5 woman ensemble piece)

 

Urbandale Community Theater:

Gypsy (Mama Rose-female lead)

 

Little Red Barn Theater/Colorado Springs, CO:

Grease (Sandy Dumbrowski-female lead)

 

Professional

 

Film:

Haunting Villisca(supporting role)

Vamoose (lead supporting role)

La Sirena (supporting role)

 

Entertainment to Go:

Joey and Sugar- It’s Vegas Baby (2 person musical/comedy act-female lead)                                                

Honky Tonk Laundry-Lana Mae Hopkins, female lead)

Good time Country Gals (2 female musical/comedy act)                                                             

A Grand Night For Singing (5 person musical review)            

My Ioway (5 person musical review)

Take a Bow (3 person Broadway music review-female lead)

 

Right Brain Productions/Epic Stage Productions:

Caucus- the Musical (Mavis-female supporting role)                    My Ioway (5 person musical review)

Six on Six (Loretta LaVelle-female lead)                                       Utop-IA (5 person musical review)

The Big Z (5 person ensemble musical corporation film)

 

noce jazz and cabaret club

Souvenir 2017   (Florence Foster Jenkins)

 

Independent contracting

The Gina Gedler Music Combo

Ballyhoo Foxtrot Orchestra-Lead solo Vocalist

Foxtrot Hotshots-Lead solo Vocalist

Soya Vista Orchestra-Lead solo Vocalist

Party Gras Band - Guest Lead Vocalist

John Morgan Big Band - Guest Lead Vocalist

Bob Weast Big Band - Guest Lead Vocalist

Dan Stevenson Big Band - Guest Lead Vocalist

Italian Festival- Featured Solo Vocalist performer with the Big Band

Des Moines Playhouse Countdown to 100 years Celebration-Fundraiser-Featured Performer                                                                                      

Des Moines Playhouse Great Night Fundraiser-Featured Performer                                                                                                                                 

Des Moines Playhouse 75th Celebration- Featured Performer                                                                                                                                

Des Moines Playhouse Okaboji Talent Show Fundraiser- Featured Performer                                                                                                               

Stagewest Phantom of the Opera fundraiser- Featured Performer

Stagewest Fools Ball fundraiser-Featured Performer                                                                                                                                       

Music under the stars/Big Band-Featured Solo Vocalist                                                                                                                                            

Jazz in July-Various bands-Lead Vocalist                                                                                                                                                                 

Des Moines Civic Center Holiday Celebration- Featured Performer                                                                                                                                  

To Whom It May Concern-Musical ensemble performer                                                                                                                                             

Des Moines Social Club-Subjective Circus/Featured Performer                                                                                                                                 

Dirty Blonde-Stage West Theater, Choreographer                                                                                                                                                              

Bye, Bye Birdie-Choreographer, Lincoln HS Production                                                                                                                                            

Lincoln HS Show Choir-Choreographer

3 Divas and A Guy- Music Review - Featured Performer

A Wonderful Life - Holiday Music Review - Featured Performer                                                                                                                                

Pope of the People Musical-Breakthrough Marketing Director and Choreographer                                                                                                      

The Wedding at Cana Musical-Breakthrough Marketing-Director and Choreographer   

Fire and Mercy Musical-Breakthrough Marketing-Director and Choreographer  

Clash of Creeds-Breakthrough Marketing-Director                                                                                                              

 

Other Film/Voiceover Work

Iowa Lottery Television Commercial “Go Bananas”

Iowa Lottery “Go Bananas” soundtrack

Iowa Travel Bureau “Welcome to Iowa” Radio Spot

“Caucus, The Musical” soundtrack

“Six on Six” soundtrack

"The Big Z" - Principal Financial Group

Christ the King church fundraiser CD, Featured Soloist

Des Moines Parishes Christmas CD, Featured Soloist

Mercy Surgical Affiliates, PC Commercial, Featured Actor

 

awards/recognition

2018 Dionysos Award winner for Best Actress in a Children’s/Family Show - Miss Nelson/Viola Swamp in “Miss Nelson is Missing”

2018 Cloris Award Winner for Best Actress in a Leading Role-Play - Florence Foster Jenkins in “Souvenir”

2017 Playhouse Performer Legend Inductee

2017 Dionysos Award winner for Best Actress in a Play - Ouiser Boudreaux in “Steel Magnolia’s”

2016 Dionysos Award Nominee for Best Actress in a Musical - The Witch in “Into the Woods”