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“Jack Gates … has once again managed to create a wonderful morphing of jazz, Latin, new age, world fusion and all the other beats and vibes that go into making an inspired, joyful and very definitely up-beat collection to delight.” ~ Blue Wolf Review ~ June 2017


As a creative musician, Jack Gates has developed a unique guitar style embracing flamenco, samba, jazz, classical, raga and blues music. Performing at festivals, nightclubs in San Francisco and the Bay Area, Jack developed his colorful and expressive guitar sound. His ensemble and solo recordings feature original compositions.

Jack Gates has performed with Liza Silva, Jeff Narell, Marcos Silva, Daria, Klezmania, The Blake Street Hawkeyes, Chalo Eduardo, Claudia Gomez, David Motto, Robert Kaufman, Monica Pasqual and David Belove.
His discography includes recordings with Silvia Nakkach and Kit Walker, Joanne Shenandoah, Juanita Newland, Quique Cruz, Paul Van Wageningen, Michael Manring and Phil Thompson.

Jack Gates’ original music CD Bring The Flavors reached #6 on the ZMR chart in 2017 and has been on the ZMR chart for 5 months. Bring The Flavors
features percussionist Steve Robertson, Stan Poplin, acoustic bass, Damien Masterson, harmonica and Michal Palzewicz on cello.