Giacomo Gates

Blue Collar jazzman!
Sunday, July 19th , 4pm
@ Silo's, Napa

Giacomo Gates,  vocals
Larry Dunlap,  piano
John Shifflett,  bass

Producer:  Janice King

Artist website:
www.giacomogates.com

by dickdanne on February 9, 2015

Giacomo has led the life of a hardworking “man’s man.” After years of working road construction, and 14 years on the Alaskan Pipeline in the wilderness, he finally found his way to jazz performance.  That is one, incredible story and check out what the critics are saying:

“Gates is one of the most extraordinary singers working in jazz today…” – Glenn Whipp,  LA Daily News
“…What makes him truly exceptional is that there is no difference between his work and his life – Jazz is truly his style.” – Stanley Naftaly,  Jazz Now
“Not many people can master this music, but Giacomo Gates has. He’s an important man.” – Jon Hendricks, Sunday NY Times Feature
“Giacomo Gates is simply, quite unique.” – Bob Agnew, LA Jazz Scene