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Rod Tate is a saxophonist/songwriter. As a performer, he has opened for contemporary jazz group SpyroGyra, contemporary jazz guitarist Chuck Loeb, contemporary jazz artists Bob Baldwin, Marion Meadows, Phil Perry, Lonnie Liston Smith and Ramsey Lewis. He has also opened for Gospel artist Richard Smallwood and gospel jazz keyboardist Ben Tankard, as well as comedian/actor Tommy Davidson.
Rod has also appeared on Black Entertainment Television's (B.E.T.) segment of Jazz Discoveries. Rod is a full-time musician based out of his hometown of St. Louis, MO.
Rod was just named Smooth jazz artist of the month (Sept.'05) on EchoSmoothJazz.com
Rod was named Smooth jazz artist of the month (Aug.'05) on Whitester Smooth jazz radio.
Rod has other CD's on CDbaby:
***** You can now visit Rod at: www.myspace.com/rodtate***
As a solo artist Rod has independently released eleven CD's: (A Taste Of Eternity, True Love Never Fails, With You, Let's Talk, The Secret Place, Worship Him, I'm Still Here, Musical Portrait, Mellow Moods, Driven and Tatejazz. He has also recorded three CD's with his band Rod Tate & Full Circle: (Live at Divinity, Love & Family, a live CD simply entitled, Live). He also is co-founder of the duo Two Smooth with Guitarist Gregg Haynes, with one CD to their credit, Too Smooth Vol. 1.
As an artist, performer, and musician Rod's goals are to continue to learn, grow, and to touch lives positively through his musical expression. As a songwriter, Rod's goals are to soothe the listeners soul and to speak love to their spirits. He also aspires to have his music in movies, commercials, and television programming.