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."

- Gina Vernaci

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.

Gina Vernaci - Playhouse Square Overview
Gina Vernaci - Moving JazzFest to Summer