Gennine Francis

Originally discovered in a local talent show in 1971, Gennine was the youngest of the siblings that became the pop group "The Jackson Sisters". Her professional singing career has evolved over the years and she is now recognized as one of the most talented vocalists of our time performing R&B, Pop, Soul, Jazz, Standards, and more!


THE HISTORY

I am a California native, born and raised in Compton. My musical history stems back to the age of eight when my sisters and I had a pop singing group (The Jacksonics). What started out as a dare - from the local boys who initially had a song/dance group every summer- ended up with us being noticed at one of several Talent Shows we entered that summer. After being “discovered” we were given the opportunity of a lifetime by entering the world of entertainment. We then went from “The Jacksonics,” to “The Jackson Sisters”

We performed at places as small as nightclubs rapidly climbing the ladder to venues such as Mavericks Flat and then further still to The Fabulous Forum, the Hollywood Paladium, the Ahmanson Theatre and more. We appeared on television on Soul Train, 90 Tonight (A special with Bob Bailey), A Couple of Dons (Don Rickles & Don Adams), telethons, and more.

We were blessed to perform and tour with some of the greatest: Billy Paul, Bill Cosby, Eddie Kendricks, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, Three Dog Night, The Pointer Sisters, The Whispers, The Manhattans, Sisters Sledge, The Silvers, and many more. During our short career, we released an album and several single recordings including “Why Can’t We Be Just More Than Friends”, "Boy, You're Dynamite", and “I Believe In Miracles” which landed on the Billboard charts and is still being heavily played in clubs in both Europe and Asia. Since as far back as 1990, several CD’s & records/albums of “I Believe In Miracles” have been re-released and are being sold via the Internet.  

THE HERE AND NOW

September, 2001 launched the re-establishment of my career as a performer. Thus far I have completed five CDs and am currently working on number six. My nightly venues past and present are: The Riviera, Palm Springs; Desert Springs Marriott Resort & Spa, Palm Desert; The Hyatt Regency, Palm Springs; Wang’s In The Desert, Palm Springs; Legends, Palm Springs; Azul, Palm Springs; The Falls Steak House, La Quinta and Palm Springs; Blame It on Midnight, Palm Springs; Da Vinci’s, Beverly Hills; Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa, Rancho Mirage; Jazzy Accents, Temecula; The St. Regis Resort & Spa, Laguna Niguel; The Sunset Room, Hacienda Heights; The Coachman Lounge, Riverside; and a host of private/corporate affairs covering the West to the East coasts.

To purchase any of my CDs, please contact me.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS/ACHIEVEMENTS

Contests:
Orange County Entertainer of the Year: 1st Place R&B Category- 1998

Television:
Your Big Break (Dick Clark Productions) as Whitney Houston- 1999
The Drew Carey Show: Extra –2000
The Drew Carey Show: Auditioned for a singing part -2000
The Skip E Lowe Talk Show- The Jackson Sisters- 2008
The Jay Leno “Tonight Show” Aaron Neville (Back-up Vocalist)- 2011

Pageants:
Mrs. California Contest- 2005 (Featured Vocalist)
Mrs. California Contest- 2006 (Featured Vocalist)

Radio Talk Shows:
The Joey English show- 2007 - 2008
Eye On The Desert CBS- 2007
The Bonnie G Show - 2008

Recordings:
Studio Session: Hugh Laurie- Background vocals- 2011

Musicals:
Derrik Lewis’ Musical Chairs- Burt Bacharach & Hal David- 2004
Derrik Lewis’ Musical Chairs- Rogers and Hart- 2005
Dangerous Women- 2007

Live Performances:
The Essence of Whitney - A tribute to Whitney Houston, Cashman Center Theatre Las Vegas, 2017
The Essence of Whitney – A tribute to Whitney Houston, Indian Wells Theatre, 2014
Rainbow Foundation - with Jennifer Holiday, 2007
Norris Theater of Performing Arts, Palos Verdes, 2005
“A Night of Miracles” Palm Springs High School Theatre -with The Temptations, 2008
The Marquee 15 Dinner & Entertainment Theatre, 2011
“Ricky Lawson Celebration of Life & Memorial Concert” 01/27/14 with Brian Culbertson, Jeff Loeb, Evelyn Champagne King, Eric Darius, The Yellowjackets, The Perry Sisters, Michael Lington, Elan Trotman, Dave Coz, Paul Brown & a host of others: Steve Oliver, Jeffrey Osbourne, and Sheila E.