Jazz critic Andrew Gilbert shares the story of how singers Lilan Kane and Jackie Gage met in this new article. Their friendship culminated in an album release at Yoshi's Oakland in 2016. Both artists take inspiration from established vocalists like Rachelle Ferrell and Faye Carol, as well friends like Amy Dabalos, and Gabriela Marguerite, vocalists who shine a light on the jazz and soul roots growing in the Bay Area.
Saxophonist Mike Casey partnered with Tidal for a modern-day "30 Under 30" list of jazz musicians. It features music from Jackie Gage, as well as established jazz contemporaries like Samora Pinderhughes, Kris Bowers, Melissa Aldana, Curtis Nowosad, and, none other than Mike Casey himself!