With a velvet voice, rich as a smooth wine, Jackie Gage proudly presents “Siren Songs”, a vibrant debut album for First Orbit Sounds. Channeling torch singers of decades past, Gage brings audiences on an emotive journey of love and loss over the course of nine songs.
Her record pays tribute to the likes of Billie Holiday, Abbey Lincoln and Natalie Cole. And with her robust yet delicate voice, she can channel the power of Carmen Mcrae as easily as the softness of Shirley Horn, infusing notes of 60’s and 70’s soul, folk music, and classic jazz.
So how does one develop such a refined sound? As an emerging vocal star on the New York City jazz scene, one must look back to Jackie’s childhood to understand her roots...
Jackie is native of San Jose, California, where she firmly planted her roots in the jazz community. She was enveloped in the diverse community surrounding her: from cooing songwriters in beach-side cafes, to soul-stirring gospel music in baptist churches. As a 2014 Jazz Search West finalist, she was awarded performances at Yoshi’s, Freight & Salvage and The Sound Room, all three venues which have invited her again and again to return, and have helped her develop into the singer she is today.
Jackie is presently making a splash across the US. She works regularly with prominent artists like Marc Cary and Winard Harper, with additional past performances at BB King’s in New York, Minton’s in Harlem, DC’s Howard Theatre, Philadelphia’s South Kitchen, Harlem Stage, The Mint and Blue Whale in Los Angeles, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, Fillmore Jazz Festival, and San Jose Jazz Summer Fest, among many others.
There’s an intimate and hushed feeling present in her live concerts. Sweet, warm, charming, and soothing are all words that come to mind. 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 musical experience that’s not to be missed.
Artist's Website: https://jackiegage.org