The Undeniable Vocal Pairing of Lilan Kane & Jackie Gage Are Set to Return to Yoshi’s

April 4th, 2017, 8pm

Featuring Cosa Nostra Strings

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Yoshi’s, located at Jack London Square, 510 Embarcadero West, Oakland, CA is delighted to welcome back respected vocalists Lilan Kane & Jackie Gage on Tuesday April 4th at 8pm. The pair will be joined by esteemed quintet “Cosa Nostra Strings”. Musical friends, Lilan and Jackie, who met during Jazz Search West 2014, have progressed in their solo careers, while holding a steadfast commitment to each other’s musical dreams. In 2016, they released debut albums to a sold-out concert at Yoshi’s so on this highly anticipated night of music, they will yet again celebrate their artistic connection first fostered from their chance meeting at Jazz Search West. If their previous show is anything to go by, this year’s show is not to be missed!

Tickets are $20 in advance/ $25 at the door. Get yours here!

Both singers have an undeniable charm and chemistry, witnessed in their individual works and artistic collaborations. They have spent the last few years cutting their teeth on original arrangements, steeped in tales of love and loss. The end result? Two debut albums from Kane and from Gage, Love, Myself, and Siren Songs respectively.

Berklee College of Music graduate Lilan Kane has a vintage-tinged soul sound, reminiscent of Amy Winehouse. She recently took the stage as part of 2017’s Undercover Presents: A Tribute to the Miseducation of Lauryn Hill at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, and can be heard leading her own California soul groups, as well as her private band Hella Fitzgerald. From Fillmore Jazz Festival, to Google parties, Lilan has a captivating set that is entertaining and raw. She is also a featured singer in the Dick Bright Orchestra, and recently opened for Hall & Oates, Sharon Jones, Trombone Shorty, and Morgan James.

Jackie Gage is a musical storyteller. This San Jose native has received praise from the likes of AFROPUNK and AllAboutJazz, celebrating her nod to the future of R&B and jazz. She relocated to NYC last year, where she has been paired with legacy artists like The Brand New Heavies and El Debarge. She continues to tour both coasts, with past shows at BB Kings’s New York, Philadelphia’s South Jazz Parlor, Fillmore Jazz Festival, San Jose Jazz Summer Fest, and Blue Whale in Los Angeles. Her silky voice is best likened to smooth wine, with her original music feeling emotional, joyous, heart-wrenching, and celebratory all at once.

The pair met in friendly competition during Jazz Search West 2014—both as passionate vocalists with a strong footing in soul and jazz. The singers were rooted in an all-female acapella group for some time, selling out shows at the Sound Room in Oakland, while also pursuing individual dreams, with performances at Fillmore Jazz Festival, San Jose Jazz Summer Fest, and other Bay Area staple events.


A branch of the bay area’s illustrious Jazz Mafia, Cosa Nostra Strings specializes in original hybrid crossover music ranging from acoustic heavy metal to power ballads, and everything in-between. The group performs compositions & arrangements written by its five members, and is most certainly one of the deadliest acoustic groups on the West Coast.

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