Rod Tate
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Rod Tate

Saint Louis, Missouri, United States | Established. Jan 01, 1999

Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
Established on Jan, 1999
Solo Jazz R&B


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Rod clearly knows how to write romantic melodies and plays his instruments with a style that oozes peace and tranquility.

Rod Tate has independently released numerous CD's as a solo artist, proving he has the necessary drive and inner strength, in addition to the business acumen to match his musical artistry. Giving 100 percent of his heart and soul to his fans and listeners, he touches lives positively through his musical expressions. This bodes well for him in the future.

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"Rod Tate on Whitester Radio"

"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(via Live - Whitester Radio(live

"Rod Tate on CIM Radio"

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

"Rod Tate on"

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

"Rod Tate on MusicDish"

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

"Rod Tate on"

"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., -

"Rod On EchoSmoothJazz"

"Rod Tate takes you on a wonderful, smooth & soulful journey. Smooth Jazz sax at its best !"
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A Taste of Eternity(1994)

True Love Never Fails (1995)

Too Smooth(Vol.1)(2000)-2Smooth(Rod Tate & Gregg "Happy Guitar" Haynes)

With You... (2001)

Let's Talk (2002)

Tatejazz (2003 )

I'm Still Here (2004) - The title track can be heard (Sunday - Thursday on Majic 104.9 in St. Louis) on the Quiet Storm behind the voice of hos Darrel "Easy" Eason.

A Musical Portrait (2004) - The song The Mystery Of Love can be heard on the Quiet Storm as well.

Worship Him (2004)

Driven (2005)- being played on various stations around the country.

An Atmosphere Of Worship (2005)

My Tribute(2006)( A Tribute to Luther Vandross, Grover Washington Jr., Art Porter

Rod Tate (2006)(A collection of 9 modern jazz originals and 3 classic covers)

Tatenotic (2007)

Jazzy Melodies Of Christmas

Heart & Soul (2008)- Includes the single :Red Beans & Rice,

My Tribute II(2009)

Peace (2010)

My Tribute III(2010)

Blessed (2010)

Until Next Time... (2012)

In The Spirit (2012)

Groovitis ( 2013)

A Tate Jazz Christmas(2013)

Love (2014)

The Emerald Coast(2015)

My Tribute IV(2016)

Soulful Sounds Of Christmas(2017)


Rod's Cd's are available online at:,,, and Spotify



Rod Tate is a Saxophonist/Songwriter that performs smooth/contemporary jazz, gospel jazz and R&B, based out of his hometown, St. Louis, MO. Rod is a full time musician that performs primarily as a Solo act.

Rod attended Normandy High School in St. Louis Missouri. He was part of the music program under the direction of Bob Boedges. He was a member of the Jazz (Norseman), Concert, and Marching bands. In his senior year he was awarded the Louis Armstrong Jazz award, which is given each year to the senior who shows great promise in the jazz arena.

After high school, Rod attended Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. He was part of the music program under the direction of Brett Stamps, where his focus was Jazz performance . He was a member of the Jazz bands, combos, studied theory and the business of music. During his college days, is when his love of jazz intensified, in particular Traditional/Straight Ahead Jazz.

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,The Weather Channel, Music Choice, DMX Music and many radio stations across the world.

Rod was named smooth jazz artist of the month on

Rod was named smooth jazz artist of the month on Whitester

2013 Rod's music was added to Pandora Radio

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 *The Signature Room

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