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Jemina is a composer, pianist, vocalist and producer based in New York City. She is a Berklee College of Music alumni where she entered with a Presidential Scholarship to pursue studies in Piano Performance.

Jemina was born and raised in Europe, in a Franco-Algerian family and moved the the US in 2017; having been exposed from a young age to multiple cultures and music, Jemina's compositions can be described as cross cultural or multi cultural, creating a music at the intersection of classical, jazz, electronic, avant-garde, North African folklore and more. She is interested in the idea of a patchwork both throughout the musical medium and art as multidisciplinary.

Jemina released two album, her debut one “22” during the Covid19 pandemic, a project recorded mostly remotely, and a second one "Daydreamer", where she explores once more her love for cross cultural music.

As a jazz pianist and vocalist both projects are also a tribute to a vocal jazz legacy reclaiming the voice as an instrument. 

Jemina recently graduated from a master in Classical Composition under the tutelage of Susan Botti.

In the two past years she developed an interest for orchestral composition as well as operatic work that led to two orchestral pieces ("Urquel", "Melinda Would Always") and an opera-in-progress "The Rise and The Fall of Mildred. M"

In her concert work Jemina is interested in exploring contemporary issues such as; isolation, alienation, internet discourse and office culture. She found the use of videography and the incorporation of theatre within her work to be an integral part of the study of this discourse. 

Jemina had her work premiered at the Berklee Performance Center, Tenri Cultural Institute, DiMenna Center for Classical Music, SO percussion concert series, University of Toronto Massey College, Drom NYC and performed at the Power Station NYC, Joe's Pub, Harvard Business Club or the Jazz Gallery among others. 

As an accompanist Jemina worked with Firas Zreik, Amal Murkus, Abeer Nehme, Nano Raeis, Nibal Malshi, Julie Roset, Jacque Schwarz-Bart and more.

Other projects include serving as Musical Director of the Berklee Esperanza Spalding Ensemble led by Grammy Awards Nominee Tia Fuller or recording for Cop21 premiered documentary “Terra Libra” among others.

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