A monthly series co-presented by Oakland’s Sound Room, The Singer’s Lounge is a new series that grew out of the backyard hangout sing-a-longs thrown by some of the Bay Area’s most accomplished vocalists. Hosted by versatile singer Lilan Kane, every Singer’s Lounge will feature four different vocalists doing what they do best – Belting! Whether solo, or as duo’s or coming together in harmony as a group. Each Lounge will be a unique experience – A journey through the jazz singers craft.
Jackie Gage is an international recording artist whose music has been heard from large European philharmonic halls to intimate California clubs. Jackie has performed regularly with prominent jazz artists Theo Croker, Marc Cary, Kim Nalley, Richie Goods, and Jerome Jennings; been welcomed into collaborative projects at The Guggenheim; opened for artists like Darlene Love, José James, Digable Planets, and Eric Benét; held residencies at New York spaces like Minton’s Harlem, Smoke Jazz Club and Kaufman Studios, and toured the world sharing her original music.
Jackie is currently finishing her new album with GRAMMY-winning songwriter and producer Jesse Harris (Norah Jones, Lizz Wright, Maya Hawke). She co-released the single “Green” with longtime music collaborator Kevin Goldberg in October 2022, focused on climate justice and the devastating impact of corporate greed on our planet.
Shamilah Ivory is a singer, songwriter & MC born and raised in SF, CA. She is a longtime member of the band Bayonics, heads her own R&B/Hip-Hip cover band call “Peace, Luv & Treble”, and sings, writes and records with many other projects around the Bay Area and beyond.
Founder of the Singers Lounge, this Oakland-based soul singer and composer is authentic, on and off stage. A graduate of the prestigious Berklee College of Music, Kane has sold out numerous residencies at Yoshi’s Oakland and SFJAZZ as well as performances at Minton’s Playhouse (NYC), Chris’s Jazz Cafe (Philly), French Quarter Festival (New Orleans), Concord Pavillion, The Mint (LA), Fillmore Jazz Festival and many others. She created the Singers Lounge to create community within the music scene and to highlight established as weel as up and coming vocalists.