JazzFest History

Gina Vernaci

Awarded: 2017
Born: St. Louis, Missouri

"The arts define communities. The arts that it values, the arts that it preserves and the arts that it celebrates."

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In her current role as Executive Producer, Gina oversees programming, marketing, sales, community engagement and education initiatives and all stage operations at the not-for-profit performing arts center.

Gina has shepherded the growth of the KeyBank Broadway Series at Playhouse Square to 35,000+ season ticket holders, leading the nation and positioning Cleveland among the elite group of cities able to open national tours and present touring productions for three weeks or longer.