Houston, but was grown in Detroit the "Motor City"
What is your affiliation to the Jazz World?
Vocalist, Publicist, Promoter, Author
Tell us a little about your background...
I've done lead and BG vocals for a few Jazz/Gospel artists. I've been known to suprise audiences with a performance. lol! My late mother (who was extremely talented) played piano by ear. The day that she discovered that I could play by ear as well, she began working with me to develop the gift on an even greater level. In 1992 I learned to read music under the instructions of thee "Craig Te Erquhart" owner of "My Heart" records & "Erkborn" recording studios in Southfield, MI where I also learned to produce and write. I also learned how to add higher ranges to my vocal abilities I didn't even know I had. I dream of music more than I actually play.
I've always enjoyed performing at our local Jazz Venues, there's some what of a different type of love and respect for the art on a local level. Maybe it has to do with the closeness and the constant flow of possitive energy. I also thrive at doing background vocals, I enjoy being 1 part of the 2, 3 or 4 part harmony.
I love Art of any kind ie anything one can use individual creativity at doing. I am very fortunate to have many gifts. It takes special skills to be able to juggle them all (effectively). One gift simply lends a hand to the others on eaches quest for success.
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The Jazz Network is exactly what the title suggests, a place where you get to mix and mingle with those who have not only an appreciation for Jazz but a forum to hear new up and coming artists as well. I've hooked up with so many of my old friends that I've lost contact with over the years here and it's been a great place to meet folk, appreciate good music and Musicianship. What an incredible idea!!
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Grady Tate began his jazz career as a much-celebrated drummer, backing such icons as Wes Montgomery, Ella Fitzgerald, and Quincy Jones. Tate has since traded in his skins for a microphone at center stage, where he delivers smooth and soulful baritone vocals. With pianist John di Martino, Tate sings "Everybody Loves My Baby" and "Where Do You Start."
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