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 already made prominent waves in her field. She honed her craft during a month-long residency at the legendary Minton’s in Harlem where she will return this Sunday February 12th at 6:30PM. Jackie has opened for the likes of The Brand New Heavies and El Debarge, performing to sold-out audiences at BB King’s and has found successes and inspiration performing with East Coast legends like Marc Cary.
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 from Harlow’s in Sacramento, down to Catalina Jazz Club and Blue Whale in Los Angeles.
Her music has been heard internationally, from KCSM, KCRW and Hawaii’s CUH, all the way to Jazz FM in England. Her debut album, Siren Songs, impressively reached #43 on JazzWeek charts.
More than this, there’s an intimate and hushed feeling present in her live concerts. It’s as if she’s reading your heart, sharing personal memories of love and loss–at times vulnerable, and equally sweet. It’s a show not to miss.
A velvet voice, rich as smooth wine… Jackie Gage is a musical storyteller. Her music is emotional, joyous, heart-wrenching, and celebratory. With praise from AFROPUNK, All About Jazz, and Singersroom celebrating her debut album “Siren Songs”, you can hear why her music nods to the future of R&B and jazz
“That voice. These songs. On On Jackie Gage’s debut album Siren Songs… It’s soulful, inventive, playful, and powerful. It’s a truly rare work of art.”
AFROPUNK | click for review
“The album is pure ecstasy… a sleek, supple voice that seems to float out of nowhere, and yet feels as if it’s been singing inside the listener’s head during the lowest lows and the highest highs of an ongoing thrill romance.”
AXS | click for review
“Captivating… With phrasings sometimes like Erykah Badu, she still keeps a unique quality that sounds like no one I have ever heard before… Jackie Gage sounds like she has been doing this for 30 years and yet she has a fresh and sweet approach that sounds almost innocent.”
Travis Rogers, Jr. | click for review
Minton’s Sunday Feb. 12th 6:30PM
206 West 118th Street
PHOTO CREDIT: PHOTOGRAPHY BY PIERNOT