Award-winning saxophonist, flutist and clarinetist Irwin Hall is frequently compared to a young Coltrane. He has toured with songstress Melody Gardot as featured soloist, earning rave reviews and write-ups around the world. He has since gone on to tour, perform, and record with 3x Grammy/Tony Award winning NEA Jazz Master Dee Dee Bridgewater, soul icon John Legend, bass virtuoso Charnett Moffett, Theo Croker and countless more.
Bay Area singer Jackie Gage is a musical storyteller. Her music is emotional, joyous, heart-wrenching, and celebratory, with an intimate and hushed feeling in her live concerts. It’s as if she’s sharing personal memories of love and loss – at times vulnerable, and equally sweet.
Jackie has opened for the likes of Tony Toni Toné, Darlene Love, and Eric Benét. She currently performs with East Coast bandleaders Marc Cary and Winard Harper, and has played at The Mint and Blue Whale in Los Angeles, BB King’s in New York, Yoshi’s Oakland, and festivals including the Fillmore Jazz Festival, and San Jose Jazz Summer Fest. Jackie was also a 2014 Jazz Search West finalist.