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 session and show 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.
Ralph influences came from many famous professional saxophonist and flutists Like John Coltrane, Grover Washington, David Sanborn, Art Porter, Donald Byrd, Bobbie Humphrey, Herbert Laws, and Nestor Torres. Ralph was born in Sacramento California and move to Lansing Michigan in the early 70’s. Ralph majored in music at Sacramento City College and Sacramento state University where he was in the Jazz Band.
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 Jazz star Violinist Jerald Daemon Recording Artist and Bassist Nat Brown well know who perform with Bob James and Alexander Zonjic . 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.R&B2 band have been performing at Oshima FUBU natamos. Ralph brings new passionate soulful smooth groove sound to your listening ears.
List of venues event from past to present
Gregory Ice bar and Grill Lansing Michigan, Bakerboard Lounge Detroit Mi,Pegasaus Detroit Mi,BB King Lansing Afro American Festival, Nashville Tennessee ,Torch Club Sacramento, Grape Escape Festival, Crooker Michigan State University Multicultural Events, University of Michigan Top of the Park Ann Arbor Michigan, Cal West Reggae Festival Sacramento California, Battle of Band Blue Festival Monterey California,Capital Saloon & Grill Woodland,Ca