The Exclusive Blacklist Weekend
James "Saxsmo" Gates
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Exclusive Black List Weekend Event Details
2020 marks the 6th celebration of The Exclusive Blacklist. This year, we are back to honor African-Americans in wine, spirits, food, jazz and art.
James “Saxsmo” Gates is one of Richmond’s premier musicians. As a saxophonist, Saxsmo has a flaming passion that is evident in every note played. Undeniable passion along with his bell-like tone quality ignites a fire that is sure to light the hearts and souls of all true jazz enthusiasts.
Gates has played and traveled extensively in the United States and abroad performing with notable artists such as Joe Kennedy, Jr., Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, Dizzy Gillespie, Clark Terry, Walter Davis, Jr., Walter Bishop, Jr., The Temptations, Dianne Reeves, Jimmy Cobb, Hod O’Brien, Larry Willis, Roberta Flack, Marvin Gaye, Larry Carlton, Jeff Lorber, Alex Bugnon, Terrance Blanchard, Delfeayo Marsalis, and The Main Ingredients.
Grammy Nominated (2009) Best Contemporary Jazz Album of the Year – “It’s Time”
#43 on the SmoothJazz.com Top 50 Indie Chart- “It’s Time”
Grammy Nominated (2013) Best Jazz Arranger – “Spain” (on the “Gates Wide Open” CD)
Grammy Nominated (2013) Best Jazz Soloist – “Spain”
#16 on the SmoothJazz.com Top 50 Indie Chart – “Gates Wide Open”
The Tin Pan
8982 Quioccasin Road
Richmond, VA, 23229