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September 28, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
Catch the ever entertaining Giacomo Gates at the Spire Center, 25 ½ Court St. on Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 8:00 p.m. Giacomo Gates does more than sing “a bunch of songs.” 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. People are smiling, having a good time, while thoroughly enjoying the music. What usually lacks in most of today’s performances is obviously present… fun! In his own words, “In this kind of music it’s about intention, honesty and what comes through in your voice – the Experience of Life.” Without question, Giacomo’s life experience is unlike any other jazz artist that may come to mind. Blessed with a full-bodied and mellifluous voice, extraordinary rhythmic precision and an unerring sense of lyricism, Gates’ total command of the vernacular, boundless creativity and exuberant passion set him apart from nearly every other vocalist on the scene. However, he didn’t display his talents to the public-at-large until 1990.
Heavily committed to education, Giacomo teaches regularly at Wesleyan University, Southern Connecticut State University, Sacred Heart University and New Haven’s Neighborhood Music School and has conducted workshops and residencies at numerous educational institutions all over the U.S. Like all seriously committed jazz artists, Giacomo Gates is a student of the music’s great legacy. Known for his interaction with audiences through witty patter and informative introductions, every performance becomes a fun lesson in jazz history. Giacomo’s sheer joy, exuberance, wit and unlimited creativity make him one of jazz’ most compelling artists.
Tickets are $25; advance purchase is recommended, seating is limited to capacity. The Spire is handicap accessible, public parking is available streetside, and in public lots near the venue.