Who is Jackie Gage?

On January 18, 2019, New York singer Jackie Gage prepares to release her new single "A Secret Place." 

This warm and angelic song celebrates the beauty of Jackie's hometown, San Jose, California. 

Bay Area native Jackie Gage has spent the last three years performing in New York City, on stages including BB King'sThe Bitter End, and Minton's Playhouse. She's traveled to prominent clubs like South Kitchen in Philadelphia, Blue Whale in Los Angeles, Black Cat in San Francisco, and Yoshi's in Oakland. She's even recently returned from an international tour of Ukraine.

But despite her many journeys, one longstanding love she's felt throughout this time is her longing for home. 

Jackie said in a recent interview with Metro, interviewed by Gary Singh, "So much is different than being at home," she said of New York, "the people, the food, the sights, familiar faces, things like that. I find a lot of solace in writing music..."

"I was reflecting on how the sky looks when I'm home, or looking at flowers that are planted nearby, and the smell of certain redwood trees. That nostalgia was what guided me in making this song possible."

"A Secret Place" was produced by Richie Goods (Chris Botti, The Baylor Project, Mulgrew Miller) and DJ Gomi (Whitney Houston, Celine Dion) in Brooklyn, NY. 

This single release follows a successful Indiegogo campaign, funded by supporters of Jackie's music nation-wide. For this tour she will be joined by internationally-acclaimed saxophonist Irwin Hall (Dee Dee Bridgewater, Melody Gardot).

PRESS

METRO
"That night at Stritch, Jackie Gage performed a much better tune about San Jose, a gem she wrote all by herself. The sold-out show was possibly her best ever in this city. Many were stuck outside because the place was filled to capacity, which means she just might require a bigger venue next time."
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SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS
"The highlight for those who got in was hearing San Jose native Jackie Gage debut 'A Secret Place,' a heartfelt ballad about her hometown, at a jam-packed Cafe Stritch concert on Saturday Night."
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NEW YORK JAZZ RECORD
Betty Carter Tribute, directed by MD Marc Cary
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NEW YORK JAZZ RECORD
Abbey Lincoln Tribute, directed by MD Marc Cary
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AFROPUNK
"It's soulful, inventive, playful, and powerful. It's a truly rare work of art."
afropunk.com/profiles/blogs/afropunk-premiere-stream-jazz-soul-singer-jackie-gage-s


THE BAY BRIDGED
"Definitely making waves in her craft… ahead of her stellar musical resume, what makes Jackie Gage stand out is her incredibly soulful voice.”
thebaybridged.com/2015/12/01


SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS
“With her alluring mix of jazz and 1970’s soul, and slow-jam R&B, Gage is in the process of honing a sophisticated sound that belies her age.” 
mercurynews.com/entertainment/ci_25319308/jazz-singer-jackie-gage-has-big-voice-bigger
 


JAZZDEGAMA
"Jazz is Jackie Gage. She is a singer who is far in advance of her years with a flawless voice, and even more flawless diction and sensuous without being self-conscious."
jazzdagama.com/cds/jackie-gage-siren-songs


ALL ABOUT JAZZ
"Her rendition of "Comes Love," displays a maturity in her song selections as well as confidence in her ability to cover such a perennial classic with authority."
allaboutjazz.com/siren-songs-jackie-gage-first-orbit-sounds-review-by-james-nada


AXS
"The album is pure ecstasy... a sleek, supple voice that seems to float out of nowhere..."
axs.com/jackie-gage-torches-jazz-in-debut-siren-songs-75961


"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."
by Travis Rogers, Jr.
travisrogersjr.com/music-reviews/jackie-gage-sings-her-siren-songs


SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS
"'… a mixture of the new jazz singer, with old-school style and a sound building on Esperanza Spalding and Gretchen Parlato.'"
mercurynews.com/music/ci_29184004/jackie-gage-gives-area-fans-preview-2017-album


THE JAZZ WRITER
"A jazz vocalist who thinks outside the proverbial box stands apart from those who simply cover the standards..."
smooth-jazz.de/Woodrow/Gage/SirenSongs


CONTENT MAGAZINE
"The jazzy and soulful Jackie Gage has been working hard, not only to develop her own talent and play gigs throughout the Bay Area, but she has also been a positive force in the South Bay music scene."
content-magazine.com/home/jackie-gage


METRO
activate.metroactive.com/2014/12/jackie-gage-brings-jazzy-soul-to-city-lights-stage


SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS
"Gage, a soulful jazz singer and another SCU Grad, has graced many South Bay stages…”
mercurynews.com/sal-pizarro/ci_23652044/pizarro-tribute-leigh-weimers-also-honors-emerging-silicon