Giacomo Gates in the Theater
August 11 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Giacomo Gate’s sheer joy, exuberance, wit and unlimited creativity make him one of jazz’s most compelling artists. He is truly an entertainer, for all ages and styles, as audiences enjoy the music, the interaction on the bandstand between him and his musicians, the spontaneity, the humor, the stories about the music and composers, along with their relation to everyday life.
Giacomo sometimes vocalizes as an instrument – trombone, flute, bass and even drums. There’s no contrivance or gimmickry for its own sake involved in this, as it’s entirely conceived within the context of the music.
Playing major U.S. clubs, major festivals and at countless universities and jazz societies, Giacomo’s enormous appeal and popularity are obvious from the many repeat engagements he has had at these venues. He’s also performed and taught in Europe, Russia and Australia.
Gates has eight heavily acclaimed CDs, all charting in the Top 20, with two #1 recordings, for six and four weeks! The most recent release in April 2017, “What Time is it?” on Savant Records (his 4th on Savant), garnering rave reviews and receiving heavy airplay and reaching number 8 on the national jazz radio charts.