Jeannine O'Neal, San Jose, CA
Jeannine O’Neal is a multitalented musician/songwriter and vocalist. She plays a total of nine instruments. Her main instruments are alto, tenor & baritone saxophones, guitar, bass, drums, mandolin, latin percussion instruments & keyboards. Additional secondary instruments are dobro and harmonica. She has been performing the concert, fair and Christian venues with her band where she moves around on the various instruments. Jeannine also tours with Sonshine Ministries which focuses on the military bases throughout the world. Along with touring and performing Jeannine is also a producer and studio musician in the San Francisco Bay Area. Jeannine was raised in Oregon and won a performing arts scholarship to study music in college. She attended Mount Hood Community College and the University Of Oregon Music School. She has been performing professionally since the age of 15.
Credits: Jeannine has performed or done studio work with the following legends: George Burns, Bob Hope, Danny Thomas, Ben Vereen, Robert Goulet, Frankie Lane, Johnny Ray, Henny Youngman, Ralna English, Pat Paulson. Also Ricky Skaggs, Tanya Tucker, Pirates Of The Mississippi, Forrester Sisters, Desert Rose Band, Marty Stuart, Lee Greenwood, Sweethearts of the Rodeo, The Oakridge Boys, Sawyer Brown, Lionel Cartwright, Glen Campbell, Lacy J. Dalton, Jerry Reed, Jim Stafford, John Schneider, Roger Miller, Rob Crosby, Doug Kershaw, David Frizzell, Rex Allen Jr., Sheb Wolley, Tex Williams, Tiny Moore, The Coasters, The Ventures, The Drifters, Bobby Rydell, Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, Little Anthony, Peter Tork (The Monkees), Donny Brooks, Fats Johnson, Butch Whacks and the Glass Packs, Shaboom, Elvin Bishop, Maria Muldaur, Johnny Otis, Grupo Vennus (album went gold, Jeannine played lead guitar & sax and co-engineered the album), Los Aquario (album went gold, Jeannine played guitar & co-engineered the album). In Christian venues Nancy Harmon, Morris Chapman, Stephanie Bousahda, Lillie Knauls and many more. Jeannine leads worship for Ladies Praise, Women’s Aglow, Women with Destiny, Chosen Generation, Power-in-Praise. She was also on the first women’s worship team for Maranatha Music.
Jeannine has toured the world in England, Japan, Okinawa, Greenland, Iceland, Korea, Bahrain, Germany and all over the USA.
Jeannine has recorded the following albums: Out Of The Box,The Narrow Road, Faith On The Front Lines, Choices, I Know That I Know, Blessed, O Give Thanks Unto The Lord, Resurrection Power Celebration, It’s Christmas, It’s Christmas Time Again, Christmas With Jeannine, Banda Yenin, Nu American Music under the name Catfish On A Stick, Chops Galore under the name Sweet Goody Chops. Jeannine & her husband Gradie own and operate a state of the art recording studio in San Jose, California where she also produces and arranges albums.