Gennie is a freelance clarinettist and bass clarinettist who performs with a variety of orchestras, bands and chamber ensembles across London. Currently, she is the Principal Bass Clarinettist of Orchestra of the City which performs regularly in venues around the capital, most recently at its home at St James’s Piccadilly. Gennie is also Bass Clarinettist of Engines Orchestra, who has recently recorded its debut album Lifecycles which was launched to great acclaim in November 2014 at the London Jazz Festival. She has performed at venues such as the Wigmore Hall, Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club, Kings Place, the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, and St John’s Smith Square.
Where did you study music? – I studied music at Nottingham University before continuing onto Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance at postgraduate level.
What is your favourite piece of music/song? – My favourite piece of music is Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Rumours’.
What single thing could you not live without? – Coffee!
Who has inspired you the most? – My clarinet teacher at Nottingham, Sarah Watts.
Where did you grow up? – In Southend – On – Sea, right by the seaside, which I loved and still do.