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Portrait of Rod Tate

Rod Tate


About Rod Tate

St. Louis, MO

Rod Tate is a saxophonst/songwriter. 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, The Temptations, Dizzy Gillepsie and Lonnie Liston Smith. He has opened for Gospel artist Richard Smallwood and Gospel jazz keyboardist Ben Tankard, Poet Sonia Sanchez, as well as comedian Tommy Davidson. Rod has appeared on B.E.T.'s segment of Jazz Discoveries.

Rod was named artist of the week of 9/17/07 on Saywhatnews.com

Rod was named smooth jazz artist of the month(Sept. '05) on EchoSmoothJazz.com

Rod was named smooth jazz artist of the month(August '05) on Whitester Radio-Smoothjazz.com

"I think you are awesome !!! I really like your style !!! Your music is the sound that I want to achieve for Whitester Radio-Smooth jazz(via live 365)." David White, Whitester Radio-Smooth Jazz(via live 365.com)

"Three simple words can describe this saxophonist: Smooth, Soulful and Upbeat" Peter Su, CIM Radio.com

"Tate has a smooth, nice tone & his playing makes him someone to keep an eye on." Gary Nelson, Jazzreview.com

"Smooth jazz that melts the butter on the uneaten corn." Ben Ohmart, Musicdish.com

"Tate's jazz is among the smoothest. Profoundly influenced by '70's Quiet Storm music & the seductive, throaty growl of Grover Washington Jr. He takes listeners on a journey into a world where all bed sheets are made of satin, and there is never a shortage of red wine." Noah E., listen.com

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

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