Since arriving in Los Angeles, Jamey Tate has become one of the most sought after musicians on the national touring and studio scenes. He has performed and/or recorded with a widely diverse list of some of the biggest artists in the music industry, including Grammy nominees/winners David Benoit, Al Jarreau, Christopher Cross, Quincy Jones, Melissa Manchester, Kurt Elling, Bonnie Raitt, and the New York Voices; Billboard chart toppers Jane Monheit, Lucy Woodward, Paul Anka, Mindi Abair, Renee Olstead, David Pack, and Russ Freeman; as well as stars from many other genres like American Idol's Justin Guarini, the Ahn Trio, the Stan Kenton Orchestra, the Ron King Big Band, Russell Ferrante, Sandro Albert, Brian Simpson, Peter White, and Jeff Kashiwa. Jamey maintains a busy studio career in Los Angeles, working with composers and producers including Matthew Kajcienski, Patrick Williams, Daniel Lanois, Chris Walden, Bear McCreary, David Sheppard, Mathew Hager, and David Schwartz, to name a few. He has performed on numerous major motion picture soundtracks, television shows and commercials including Jersey Boys, Empire, Longmire and Heartbreakers.
Jamey has written and produced music for television commercials and shows including ABC’s Oscars Red Carpet, McDonalds, ESPN College Football, AT&T and many more. He also keeps busy as a record producer, working on albums for artists like Justin Ray, Courtney Fortune, and The Edge Effect.
Currently, Jamey keeps a busy schedule that includes touring, studio work, production and composition. He is the musical director for the Music Center Spotlight Awards at Disney Hall in Los Angeles and for former Broadway star Lou Giovannetti’s big band. As an artist/clinician for Sakae Drums, Zildjian Cymbals, Vic Firth Drumsticks, and Evans Drumheads, Jamey also conducts master classes and private instruction across the country and abroad.
Photographer: Michael Stever