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 it is without surprised that 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.
Although her first instrument is piano, Jemina started developing an interest for the voice early on; listening to jazz records she discovered scat through Ella Fitzgerald and is, still to this day, fascinated by the power and emotional intensity vocalists can deliver even with a wordless approach to music. A lot of Jemina's music pays tribute to that vocal jazz legacy and to the artists (Ella Fitzgerald, Meredith Monk...) that have been reclaiming the voice as an instrument.
Jemina released two album, her debut one “22” during the pandemic, a project recorded mostly remotely, including a team of musicians from more that eight different nationalities, and a second one "Daydreamer", where she explores once more her love for cross cultural music and music crossing genres with songs such as "Rising Sun" where metal sonorities and classical influences meet:
Her passion for multicultural music and music crossing genres lead her to co-write with avant garde composer Dai Fujikura or arrange for Grammy Awards nominee Tia Fuller among others.
Starting this Fall Jemina will be pursuing a master in Classical Composition under the direction of Susan Botti at the Manhattan School Of Music.