Archive for February 3rd, 2010

Robert Sanae – The Crater Creek Project

Robert Sanae presents his new album The Crater Creek Project. Smooth Jazz, with influences from many genres, with classic jazz feel. Extremely contagious and timeless melodies and grooves. Ron Gable of the Jazz Advocate states, “Robert Sanae is a a credible player on all instruments, his forte is the composition and blending of sounds. What comes out is the real McCoy, a truly new version of an old art form”.

A native Daytonian, Robert Sanae is a product of a rich musical heritage with relatives that are accomplished musicians themselves, some being members of noted Dayton groups as ‘Sun’ and ‘Dayton’, and his father, Robert Jones Kuumba, an original member and a percussionist of the acclaimed Ohio Players. Robert was inspired groomed and nurtured by his grandmother, Ollie Tyler Brame, and her passion for music, as a pianist and organist for her church. He was also reared in a household where his parents unwittingly exposed he and his three sisters to a diverse range of music which indelibly has had its affect and influence on him to this very day.

Robert began his professional career as a member of the R&B Group ‘Zapp’ featuring Roger Troutman, where he was a trumpeter, keyboardist, vocalist and also learned numerous other skills, including audio engineering and editing. During his tenure with the Troutman organization, Roberts’ performance credits encompassed five albums out of the Troutman camp, which included ‘Zapp IV’ and its hit track “Computer Love”, Robert composed and arranged the horn parts for several tracks as well as singing background and some small lead vocals on that project; Roger Troutman’s solo project, The Human Body,  Shirley Murdock’s debut album As We Lay, Sugarfoot’s solo Project Kiss. While touring Robert was a valuable addition to the show and was featured throughout, creating choreographed routines and performing gymnastic stunts.

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