Who is Jackie Gage?

Sweet, soothing, warm and forgiving – all ways that listeners describe vocalist Jackie Gage. 

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 and sincere. It's an uplifting experience that's not to miss.

She is a musical storyteller; her debut album Siren Songs found praise from the likes of AFROPUNKAll About Jazz, and Singersroom alike, celebrating her youthful nod to the future of music.

Originally from San Jose, California, Jackie was a 2014 Jazz Search West finalist, and one of the recipients of the inaugural Leigh Weimers Emerging Artist Award.

It wasn't much later when she moved to New York, and began to perform with East Coast band leaders Marc CaryWinard Harper and Antoinette Montague. She has opened for Darlene LoveEl DebargeThe Brand New HeaviesEric Benét, and Tony Toni Toné, among others. 

Recent opportunities have also immersed her in the music of Abbey Lincoln and Betty Carter, playing alongside the likes of Marc Cary, Terri Lyne CarringtonReggie WorkmanMarion Cowings, Harold MaburnJohn WebberCurtis Lundy, Kenyatta Beasley, JD Allen, and Clarence Penn, among others.

She has also been heard performing with LA's electronic disco producer Captain Supernova, Bay Area rapper Lyrics Born, Vermont pianist Joshua David Washington, and NY rapper Dane Lawrence. She can be seen visiting California regularly, touring the state from Harlow's in Sacramento, down to The Mint and Blue Whale in Los Angeles. Additional past performances include BB King's and The Bitter End in New York, DC's Howard Theatre, Philadelphia's South KitchenCatalina Jazz Club in Los Angeles, Harlem Stage, the Pittsburgh Cultural TrustFillmore Jazz Festival, and San Jose Jazz Summer Fest.

Her original music has been heard internationally, from KCSM, KCRW and Hawaii's CUH, all the way to Jazz FM in England.

East Coast residencies include Minton's Playhouse in Harlem, the Cell Theatre, and the Astor Room in Astoria.

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