I am a saxophonist solo act, I perform mellow background music and/or more upfront music if the emphasis is on live music for cafe's/restaurants /corporate events/meetings/ wedding receptions/festivals and private events.
The style of jazz that I perform is Smooth Jazz like that of David Sanborn, Boney James, Grover Washington Jr., Dave Coz, Kirk Whalum, etc(Music in the vain of that that was played on St. Louis' former Smooth Jazz station WSSM 106.5)
The cover songs I perform are from artist such as : Stevie Wonder, Luther Vandross, Sade, Anita Baker, Brian McKnight, Michael Franks, Christopher Cross, Grover Washington Jr., David Sanborn Boney James etc., as well as originals
Rod Tate did an amazing job! He was on time & prepared for the event! Very gracious and the audience was memorized by hIs performance! Thank you Rod. & GigSalad!
Response from Rod Tate:
Thank you so very much ! It was a honor to be apart of such a worthy cause and to perform for you all. Thanks again for having me
Everything went very well. He is very professional. The music he played was awesome. Our guest really enjoyed. It was totally worth it.
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 60 - 180 minutes
What to Expect
My clients can expect not only sophisticated yet soulful sounding music with a contemporary jazz flavor, but a person of good character, humility, integrity, timeliness, kindness and professionalism. With the ultimate goals of providing great music and satisfying and hopefully exceeding my clients expectation.
Rod Tate is a Smooth/Contemporary Jazz and R&B saxophonist/songwriter, based out of his hometown, St. Louis, MO.
Rod is a full time musician that performs as a Solo act (which sounds like a full band)
As a performer he has opened for contemporary jazz group Spyra Gyra, Pieces of A Dream, Chuck Loeb, Bob Baldwin, Marion Meadows, Phil Perry, Ramsey Lewis, Legendary Poet Sonia Sanchez and Lonnie Liston Smith. He has opened for Gospel artist Richard Smallwood and Gospel jazz keyboardist Ben Tankard, comedian /actor Tommy Davidson, Tavis Smiley, as well as, Hall of famer, Ozzie Smith.
Rod has appeared on B.E.T.'s segment of Jazz Discoveries. He has appeared on St. Louis' Fox(Channel 2) morning show. He has appeared on St. Louis' Show Me St. Louis on KSDK(Channel 5). He has appeared as musical guest on Trinity Broadcasting Networks (TBN) "Praise The Lord"
Rod's music can be heard or has been heard on Pandora Radio, (link hidden), The Weather Channel, Music Choice, DMX Music and many radio stations across the world.
Rod was named smooth jazz artist of the month on (link hidden)
Rod was named smooth jazz artist of the month on Whitester (link hidden)
As an artist, performer, and musician. Rod's goals are to continue to learn, grow, and to touch lives positively through his musical expressions. As a songwriter, Rod's motto is: " This music is intended to soothe your soul and speak love to your spirit ". Rod also aspires to have his music in movies, commercials, and television programming.
Below is a partial list of Organizations/Corporations/Clubs that Rod has performed for :
*The Gatesworth *Partners For Progress *The St. Louis Rams *The Demetrious Johnson Foundation *The Joe Torry Foundation *JFK Construction *US Bank *Mt. Pleasant Winery *Hidden Lake Winery *Westborough Country Club *Marriot Hotel *Hilton Hotel *New Town *Cafe' Bellagio *Cafe' Napoli *Finale *The Loft *St. Louis Jazz Cafe *The Pageant *MO Black Expo * The Cabanne House *Club Divinity *Victorian House Of Agape *Anheuser Busch *Clear Channel Broadcasting *Bonneville Broadcasting *Missouri History Museum *St. Louis Galleria *The Robert's Bros. *Plaza Motors *St. Charles Princess Cruises *Ameristar Casino *Harrah's Casino *BJC Healthcare West
Additional Booking Notes
Most places I bring my own equipment(local St. Louis Metro Area). If not: I'd need at least a 8 channel mixer(behringer, mackie, or equivalent) if it isn't powered will need a power amp. 2-15" Speakers(Behringer, Yamaha, EV, Mackie or equivalent) with speaker stands. 2- 15" behringer, yamaha or equivalent floor monitors. Lexicon or equivalent multi-effects unit(for delay and reverb). Access to power and 2- 4' to 6' tables.
Past Booked Events
|April 29, 2017 • 6:00pm - 10:00pm||Fundraiser|
|May 16, 2014||Birthday Party|
My set list(200 songs plus) is always evolving but a typical set will contain songs from artist such as : Stevie Wonder, Anita Baker, Maxwell, Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, Luther Vandross, El DeBarge, Kenny Loggins, Robin Thicke, Marvin Gaye, Floetry, Brian McKnight, Earth Wind & Fire, Sade, Bobby Caldwell, Christopher Cross and more.
Smooth/Contemporary Jazz songs from artist such as: Grover Washington Jr., Boney James, Richard Elliot, Najee, Kirk Whalum, Everett Harp, Greg Karukas, Kim Waters, Euge Groove, Gerald Albright, Dave Koz, Kenny G
Also, I perform many of my original Smooth/Contemporary Jazz songs.
Influences & Inspiration
Grover Washington Jr., Gerald Albright, Najee, John Coltrane, Dexter Gordon, Cannonball Adderly, Sting, Earth, Wind & Fire, Chicago, and many more.
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