Ralph likes start off playing the old standard Jazz then Smooth Jazz with XM Watercolors sax playlist format then finishing with R&B , Blues .A lot of Ralph's influences and music can sound like his favorites Saxophone Jazz Artists like John Coltrane, Grover Washington ,Boney James,David Sanborn ,Richard Elliot ,David Koz and Warren Hill type music. His Favorite Flute players are Herbie Mann.Hubbard Laws, Bobbie Humphrey,Nestor Torres,Jerome Tull,and Roland Kirk. Highlight his top performances with Jazz Great Teddy Harris,James Carter,Jack MC Duffy Gene Dunlap Ralph Also made the top ten local Jazz charts on Reverbnation. Ralph Gordon is concerned to be a very passionate smooth jazz saxophonist's musician. Who has enjoyed a 20 years as a performing arts Jazz musician. He has performed many captivating jazz shows. He has performed and jammed with many most famous jazz and blues artists in the music industry. From Detroit (Back up musician for Motown's Funk Brother) Teddy Harris to National know Jazz Saxophonist James Carter. Some of the count less jam sessions and shows with artist Earl Klugh's Keyboardist David Lee, Gene Dunlap, and Charles Green. Detroit's All Female Jazz group Straight Ahead, World known Organist Jazz Artist Jack Mc Duff, blues star Larry Mc Cray and Randy Burghdoff aka Bird of Motown hit group Rare Earth.
Whether Ralph is plays Standards, Rhythm and Blues, Pop, Reggae, Latin, Caribbean and Smooth Jazz music. Ralph stand in a class by himself. Ralph has recorded on Bank shot an Independent Record label and laid tracks in Ready for the World old school music R& B group working with music producer Bernard Terry.
Ralph performed on the Michigan live talent show in Detroit's' Barden cable television cable station host by Brenda Wilson the daughter of Hall Fame singer Jackie Wilson. He's band has won the first place best soldier show case talent awards in the United States Army in Ft. Steward , Ft Hunter Georgia , and South Korea. They were also Ralph's band was named to the honorable mention list to the all world United States Soldier Talent showcase. Ralph has performed with former Young in the Restless "soap star actress Sharon Williams of attendance of 20,000 at Ft Steward Family Day event. Performing with Detroit's recording singer Harvey Thompson of Detroit at the Pegasus in the Fisher Theater.
Ralph performs at the World Famous Bakers Keyboard Lounge in Detroit Michigan talent with special guess violinist and Billboards top smooth star Violinist Jerald Daemon Recording Artist and Billboards. Ralph has performed at many college campuses one of them being University of Michigan concert series top of the park and Michigan State University 1997 Million Man Teachers Conference in attendance of over 3000 teacher from elementary to college where on hand. Ralph was the honored host Jazz Group directed and produced by Detroit's well-known keyboardist Charles Green. Ralph was also selected one of the performing acts for the Indianapolis Colts and Green Bay Packer National Football League home opener season football game in attendance of 100,000 Indianapolis, Indiana. Ralph won best Continental Cable video of the month hosting his own Jazz Show. Ralph has performed in Sacramento at the Cooker Art gallery 2006 Grape Escape wine and food festival, and Cal Expo 4 July fire works celebration in attendance of 40,000 with Innersoul band, California International Marathron 2011 Downtown Sacramento, Ca. Ralph released CD Inside Your Love top Charts on http: top 10 Artist List. Ralph brings new passionate soulful smooth groove sound to your listening ears.
Ralph Gordon (sax & Flute)