by Peter Aaron
The winner of the 2012 Downbeat award for Rising Star Male Vocalist, Gates has released seven albums as a leader to date. It was 1998’s Fly Right (Sharp Nine Records) really put him on the map, but he’s really hit his stride with his last three: 2011’s The Revolution Will Be Jazz: the Songs of Gil Scott-Heron, 2013’s Miles Davis tribute Miles Tones, and this year’s Everything is Cool (all Savant Records).
Dig this supremely hip 2013 track:
Giacomo Gates will perform at the Beanrunner Cafe in Peekskill, New York, on December 11 at 8pm. Tickets are $10. For more information, call (914) 737-1701 or visit http://beanrunnercafe.com/index.php.