december, 2017

sat02dec7:30 pmGiacomo Gates& his Trio


Event Details

Giacomo Gates – Vocals
John DiMartino – Piano
Greg Bandy – Drums
Bass – Lonnie Plaxico

Just named Hot House Jazz Magazine’s “Male Vocalist of the Year”, Giracomo’s live shows are wildly
entertaining as he is a showman and storyteller like no other.
“What is it that separates a “jazz singer” from the wannabes? While many people are known as or call themselves jazz singers, only a handful truly merit the name. Giacomo Gates, whose latest album What Time Is It? is his seventh (and fourth for Savant Records), is one of the chosen few. Why? Well, as the saying goes, if you have to ask . . . “Jack Bowers“Giacomo Gates digs interesting songs that, more often than not, have a clever twist to them. What he delivers—and what you hear—is not alwayswhat you expect.” Ken Frankling

“Gates still doesn’t get the attention, even within our insular jazz world, that I think he deserves. If you haven’t heard him before, ‘What Time Is It?’ is a great place to start.” Curt’s Jazz Cafe

“Giacomo Gates sings like the life he’s lived; he was a blue collar worker before changing careers to sing like a world wise sage. This latest album of his is simply delightful, a mix of stories, advice and observations on life through song.” George Harris

“Gates uses classic jazz phrasing, laid-back bebop scats and cool vocals to get his message across; to find musical answers to life’s perplexing questions.” Suzanne Lorge

“Giacomo Gates is a singular figure in today’s jazz scene, and once again he delivers an irresistibly magic collection of jazz vocalizing.” Joe Lang


(Saturday) 7:30 pm EST


Minton's playhouse

206 West 118th Street

Minton's playhouse206 West 118th Street