Ralph likes playing the new, old school or song list of format XM Watercolors that rings music saxes or flute with Latin,Easy Rock ,R&B , Mardi Gras and Blues .A lot of Ralph's influences and music can sound like his favorites Saxophone Jazz Artists like John Coltrane, Grover Washington ,Boney James,David Sanborn ,Richard Elliot ,David Koz and Warren Hill type music. His Favorite Flute players are Herbie Mann.Hubbard Laws, Bobbie Humphrey,Nestor Torres,Jerome Tull,and Roland Kirk. Highlight his top performances with Jazz Great Teddy Harris,James Carter,Jack MC Duffy Gene Dunlap Ralph has been on the local Jazz charts on Reverbenation. He will give you that night to remember.
We just hosted our yearly Christmas Party last night and decided to add a Jazz flavor to the event. Good man, Good Heart and you can tell he loves just to play. We were surely Blessed to have found him. We would highly recommend Ralph for any occasion. Particularly, wedding, formal gathering or something classy. Either way, he will make your gathering a HIT. Thank You, Ralph Todd&Gina
This brilliant man came through for us at a time of
desperate need for our loved ones funeral. On last
minute notice he was precise in meeting our needs.
He was so kind and played gently at the right times
and beautifully up-beat at others. He knew exactly
what was needed and performed with great expertise.
It's nice to know we can count on him when needed
in the future for any occasion.
Thanx Ralph Gordon
Response from Ralph Gordon Smooth jazz Solo:
Thanks Lana I have a Great time performing for your event.
We were Blessed to have Ralph Gordon and truly felt that it was meant for him to be with us this Fathers Day. We can't wait to have him back! I would recommend him to anyone who would appreciate who he is not only as an Artist but a person. He's a Blessing and we appreciated him. Thank you Ralph!
Ralph Gordon gives you the true essence of jazz. He's a great guy who has a really great musical history, and he's a true gentleman. I had Ralph play my wedding ceremony as a sax soloist and he really brought his A game. After his performance all of my other vendors and guests kept coming up to me all night asking who he was and where did I find such great talent!
Price Range: Please contact for details include travel fee
Gig Length: 420 - 820 minutes
Phone Number: Call
What to Expect
Play all Kinds of Music from Hip Hop Jazz,Standard,bop,Smooth,Latin Jazz,Blues,R&B,Reggae and Easy Rock. Artist from Cannon Ball Adderley,John Coltrane,Charlie Parker,Grover Washington,Boney James,Eddie Harris,Warren Hill, David Koz and David Sanborn. Play :Saxophones Alto ,Tenor,Soprano,Flutes and Akai 5000 Wind Controller.Dance or listen to sound of Ralph Gordon.
Ralph Gordon is concerned to be a very passionate Smooth Jazz Saxophonist’s musician. Who has enjoyed a 20 years as a performing arts Smooth Jazz musician. He has performed many captivating jazz shows. He has performed and jammed with many most famous jazz and blues artists in the music industry. From Detroit (Back up musician for Motown’s Funk Brother) Teddy Harris to National know Jazz Saxophonist James Carter. Some of the count less jam sessions and shows with artist Earl Klugh’s Keyboardist David Lee, Gene Dunlap, and Charles Green. Detroit’s All Female Jazz group Straight Ahead, World known Organist Jazz Artist Jack Mc Duff, blues star Larry Mc Cray and Randy Burghdoff aka Bird of Motown hit group Rare Earth.
Ralph influences came from many famous professional saxophonist and flutists Like John Coltrane, Grover Washington, David Sanborn, Art Porter, Donald Byrd, Bobbie Humphrey, Herbert Laws, and Nestor Torres. Ralph was born in Sacramento California and move to Lansing Michigan in the early 70’s. Ralph majored in music at Sacramento City College and Sacramento state University where he was in the Jazz Band.
Whether Ralph is plays Standards, Rhythm and Blues, Pop, Reggae, Latin, Caribbean and Smooth Jazz music. Ralph stand in a class by himself. Ralph has recorded on Bank shot an Independent Record label and laid tracks in Ready for the World old school music R& B group working with music producer Bernard Terry.
Ralph performed on the Michigan live talent show in Detroit’s’ Barden cable television cable station host by Brenda Wilson the daughter of Hall Fame singer Jackie Wilson. He’s band has won the first place best soldier show case talent awards in the United States Army in Ft. Steward , Ft Hunter Georgia , and South Korea. They were also Ralph’s band was named to the honorable mention list to the all world United States Soldier Talent showcase. Ralph has performed with former Young in the Restless "Soap Star Actress Sharon Williams of attendance of 20,000 at Ft Steward Family Day event. Performing with Detroit’s recording singer Harvey Thompson of Detroit at the Pegasus in the Fisher Theater.
Ralph performs at the World Famous Bakers Keyboard Lounge in Detroit Michigan talent with special guess violinist and Billboards top smooth star Violinist Jerald Daemon Recording Artist and Billboards. Ralph has performed at many college campuses one of them being University of Michigan concert series top of the park and Michigan State University 1997 Million Man Teachers Conference in attendance of over 3000 teacher from elementary to college where on hand. Ralph was the honored host Jazz Group directed and produced by Detroit’s well-known keyboardist Charles Green. Ralph was also selected one of the performing acts for the Indianapolis Colts and Green Bay Packer National Football League home opener season football game in attendance of 100,000 Indianapolis, Indiana. Ralph won best Continental Cable video of the month hosting his own Jazz Show. Ralph has performed in Sacramento at the Cooker Art gallery 2006 Grape Escape wine and food festival, and Cal Expo 4 July fire works celebration in attendance of 40,000 with Innersoul band, California International Marathron 2011 Downtown Sacramento, Ca. Ralph released CD Inside Your Love top Charts on http: soulradionetwork.com/store top 10 Artist List and August 26 2017 released a single called Groovin for you written and produced by Ron Moton of the R & B band Con Fun Shun . Ralph brings new passionate soulful smooth groove sound to your listening ears.
Past & Future Venues performance:
Performance with Recording Artist Voshi singer for Walt Disney Lion King (track on R Kelley CD)
Grape Escape Wine & Food Festival held 06/04/2011
Rancho Cordova Tommy T's Comedy 03/05/2011
Woodland Capital Saloon & Grill 01/08/ 2009 - present, Table 260 Downtown Sacramento ,Jazzy-Blues West Sacramento,Start A Job Business for Veterans American Legion San Francisco,UC Davis,
Blue Wing Art Gallery Woodland,05/03/2011 Pizza Jack's Restaurant San Jose,Ca,Kirby Carnival Jack London Square Oakland,Ca 08/14/2011 Ross Hubbard Private Party Kirkland, Washington, 09/05,06 2011 Grand Opening Chick-A-Fil Farfield,Ca Olivia& Benjamin Griffin Wedding Courtyard D' Oro Old Sacramento 10/29/2011,California International Marathon 12/2011,Romania Russia Wedding of Katherine and Gevorg 2013,Kribom wedding proposal Oakland Ca 2013,Our TV Wedding Anniversary Oakland Ca.,Nancy Party Reno Nevada.
Local Bands involvement:
Sacramento Inner soul,La Famila Loca,Ralph Gordon Quartet
Radio air Play 101.1 FM,Last FM,103.7 FM San Francisco
Cd Inside Your Love and Groovin For You Sold most online stores:
Cd baby,iTunes,Napster,amazon, universe,yahoo,MTV
Music assistant to DJ Dr. Countess Maria 1430 KJAY AM Mo J KOOL Laid Smooth Jazz
Additional Booking Notes
operate in small space.any place small PA.
Past Booked Events
|December 31, 2016 • 6:00pm - 10:00pm||Mardi gras Party|
|October 10, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||San Francisco|
|September 15, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Sacramento|
|September 05, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Sugar mill winery|
I now play most of the sax songs on XM Watercolor format Smooth Jazz Playlist
Always There Ronnie Laws
Tell Me a Bedtime Story Quincy Jones
The World Is A ghetto War
You are My Star ship
Expansion Lonnie Liston Smith
love for sale
little sun flower
The Thrill Is Gone BB King
All Blues Miles Davis
Songbird Kenny G
mercy, mercy, mercy
give me the night George Benson
morning dance Spyros Gyro
Cold Duck Time
Touch John Klemmer
Chameleon Hebbie Hancock
Mr. Magic Grover Washington
High Fly Randy Weston
Come Home Baby Hebbie Mann
Memphis Underground Hebbie Mann
Footprint Miles Davis
Song for my father
If I ain't got you Alicia Keys
Expression Joyce cooling
Easy Come Easy Go Paul Heartcastle
let stay together
I’ll be there
never can say good bye
what’s going on Marvin Gaye
mercy ,mercy me Marvin Gaye
the world is a ghetto
People Makes the world go round
It too Late by Michael Lington
The look of love
Povo Freddie Hubert
Maputo David sanborn
Sky Dive Freddie Hubert
Sunflower Freddie Hub
Red Clay Freddie Hub
False faces Hubert laws
Always there Ronnie laws
I want You Marvin Gaye
Trouble Man Marvin Gaye
What Going on Marvin
Art porter song
Body & Soul
Now is The Time
Seven Euge Groove
Spooky David SanBorn
Compare to What Eddie Harris
California Love Tupac
Take Me Away Warren Hill
Move On Up Richard Elliott
Contact Boney James
Play all kinds music as well from Latin,Blues,new & old R&B, Reggae and Hip Hop jazz
|Countess Maria Love||Personnel Manager|
Influences & Inspiration
I have perform with many of the Motown Acts and Showcase my Talents from play with Funk Brother Teddy Harris , Organist Jack MC Duffy,Bird Bass man for Rare Earth,Jr Walker and All star band, Martha Reeves Jams session,Grammy Winner Saxophonist James Carter, Tower Power Keyboards Roger smith, David Lee Keyboards for Earl Klugh and George Clinton of Funkadelic, Drummer Gene Dunlap ,Keyboards Charlie Greene , Blues Star Larry MC Cray many others.
Smalll place to set up P.A
Akai 5000 wind controller
Saxophones Alto,Tenor Soprano