As a performer Rod 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 The Weather Channel, Music Choice, DMX Music, Pandora and many radio stations across the world.
Rod was named smooth jazz artist of the month on EchoSmoothJazz.com
Rod was named smooth jazz artist of the month on Whitester Radio-Smoothjazz.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.