Gina Chavez is an American bilingual Latin-folk singer, and songwriter who has been performing since 2004, releasing her first recording in 2007. Chavez's parents are of Mexican and Swiss-German descent. Chavez's father, Gene Chavez, is a second generation Mexican-American from the south side of San Antonio, Texas. Chavez holds a unique style of mixing the content of her music and visuals and is an eight-time Austin Music Award winner. She was named Austin Musician of the Year in 2015. A review by Sonicbids describes the style in her songs containing traversings of cumbia, bossa nova, vintage pop, reggaeton, and folk combined with dynamic vocals and sharp social commentary. Chavez does not work alone, she is teamed together with a band of six members. Her recent major album is titled Up.Rooted, and the work that she has compiled together has earned her various awards, such as Best Latin Band.
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