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Devon Gates

Devon Gates

Biography

Devon Gates is a bassist, vocalist, and composer from Atlanta, Georgia, now based in Brooklyn, NY. She is currently developing a string quartet in collaboration with playwright Phillip Howze, to be premiered in February 2024 as part of his theatrical work, “Self Portraits” (Bushwick Starr, Brooklyn, NYC).
Through studying anthropology and jazz performance at Harvard University and Berklee College of Music, she has worked with Terri Lyne Carrington, Linda May Han Oh, Vijay Iyer, Danilo Perez, Claire Chase, Yosvanny Terry, and esperanza spalding, and has performed at venues such as Joe's Pub, the Monterey Jazz Festival, London Jazz Festival, Montreal Jazz Festival, DC Jazz Festival, Winter JazzFest, the Kennedy Center, Roulette Intermedium, and SFJazz. In 2020, she released her first EP, “Voice/Bass” on Bandcamp, followed by the release of single “skipped that step” in spring 2023. In 2022 her original composition “Don't Wait" was published in Berklee Press' "New Standards" collection of 101 lead sheets by female jazz composers.

Professional Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree

Regions

  • NYC/Tri-State Area
  • Boston/New England

Interested in touring?

  • Yes

Maestra Expertise

  • Songwriter
  • Singer/Songwriter
  • Incidental Music Composer/Arranger
  • Instrumentalist/Pit Musician

Primary Instruments

  • Bass - Double/Electric
  • Bass - Upright
  • Voice

Software

  • Logic
  • Musescore

Additional Skills

  • Actor-Musician
  • Singer/Performer
  • Arts Administration

Affiliations

  • BMI
  • SAG/AFTRA

Person of Color?

  • Yes