Our Sunday Singers series is proud to present a three-week residency with Jackie Gage.
Doors at 6:00pm. Music begins at 7:00pm. Event ends at 10:00pm.
No cover charge. Reserve a table.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
A velvet voice, rich as smooth wine... Jackie Gage is the Sade of jazz; she possesses a musical grace that channels torch singers of decades past, mixing elements of jazz, soul, and R&B into her music. With praise from AFROPUNK, All About Jazz, and Singersroom celebrating her debut album "Siren Songs", hear why her music nods to the future of jazz.
She grew up surrounded by the music of icons Billie Holiday and Dionne Warwick, and grew fond of singing their lovely, and haunting tunes--those that are beautifully classified as torch songs. The mixture of powerful big bands and intimate combos, odd-meter melodies loved by Burt Bacharach, and smooth solos from live instruments fueled her identity. This modern sound is a testament to her daring perception of what "Jazz" is today.
Fresh from her sold out album release at Yoshi's in Oakland, Gage has created a musical identity in her own vein. She recently relocated to New York, where she has opened for The Brand New Heavies and performed to a sold-out audience at BB King's. Though rooted in the jazz vein, she has also been heard performing with LA's electronic disco producer Captain Supernova, as well as rapper Lyrics Born. She can also be seen visiting California regularly, touring the state yearly from Sacramento to San Diego.
Her music has been heard internationally, from KCSM, KCRW and Hawaii's CUH, all the way to Jazz FM in England. As a 2014 Jazz Search West finalist, she has been seen at nationally recognized venues Yoshi’s Oakland, the Freight and Salvage in Berkeley, and The Sound Room in Oakland—with notable past performances at the Fillmore Jazz Festival (2015), San Jose Jazz Summer Fest (2013, 2012), and Berkeley Juneteenth (2015, 2014) among many other venues.