Gina Sobel

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Gina Sobel is a natural improviser and virtuoso on multiple instruments (flute, sax, voice) who exudes energy and excitement in her live performances and is sought after as a soloist with national and international performers. In 2017, Gina apprenticed with Susan Gaeta in the Virginia Folklife Apprenticeship Program, to learn the music of Flory Jagoda, the National Heritage Fellow known as “the keeper of the flame” for preserving the Ladino music of Sephardic Jews in the United States, and Susan’s mentor. Together, Gina and Susan have their own Sephardic group, Minnush, and traveled to Cuba in 2019 to participate in a cultural exchange with Cuban musicians.

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