Sage Promo Pack
Beginning the musical quest in 1969, Sage started the journey – never taking the typical path – staying true to
the mission of playing good R&B funk and soul. From the early 70’s to its present form, Sage has maintained the
eight-piece member format for that big-full sound they like to deliver at live performances. Although based in San
Jose, CA, it was obvious from the beginning the solid rhythm section and blasting horn section felt the funk and
soul influences of the East Bay. Sage has logged thousands of gigs and performance hours from Los Angeles to
Alaska, playing clubs, corporate events and concerts – occasionally sharing the stage with such artists from
Kenny Loggins, the Temptations, and comedians Jay Leno and Ray Romano.
Releasing the first all original Sage CD “King of the Avenues” in 2002, this debut CD is packed full of funk, soul
and tasty licks. It wasn’t long before these tracks caught the attention of soul music fans in over 25 countries
around the world. In 2004, the next release “Some Assembly Required” features songs from that east bay sound
to Latin funk to jazz… a mix that demonstrates the musical versatility of the bandmembers and writing teams.
This release also brought Sage together with Strokeland Records – a true honor to be associated with such a
great circle of musicians and songwriters. Released in 2007, "Funksway" takes the SAGE legacy to a new level
with eleven all-new funk grooves featuring some very special guest musicians. “Sage: Funksway” takes it up a
notch and showcase the band, bringing their flare and musical influences to Sage fans, old and new.
Musical influences from Tower of Power, Chicago, Earth Wind & Fire, Stevie Wonder, Steely Dan, Quincy Jones,
and many other great music mogels - combined with the personal finesse of the Sage bandmembers, bring some
exciting sounds and licks to these all original CDs. These CDs also include a few special contributions from some
fellow Strokeland Records associates such as Tom Politzer, Mic Gilette & Doc Kupka (all from Tower of Power).
In October 2006, Sage participated with Greg Kihn in the KFOX 98.5 FM “Last Band Standing” competition.
Starting with over 100 bands, narrowed down through 4 elimination rounds, SAGE walked away with top honors
and the title of “Last Band Standing 2006”.
We invite you to explore the Sage web site to learn more about this band and see just why it has be able to bring
quality music and fun times to their audiences for all these years… and they are not done yet!
Previous Corporate Clients
Abbott Laboratories, Inc
Adaptive Media, Inc
Advanced Micro Devices
Almaden Fashion Plaza
American Micro Devices
Anheuser Busch, Inc
Barry Swenson Builders
Bank of America
Bank of California
City of Atherton
City of Gilroy
City of Los Gatos
City of Mt View
City of San Jose
City of San Mateo
City of Santa Clara
City of Stockton
College Book Stores Assoc
Crymes, Hardie & Heer
Deluxe Check Printers
Del Webb's High Sierra
Digidesign - Avid, Inc
El Paseo Shopping Center
Embassy Suites Hotel
Family Life Insurance
Ford Motor Company
Harrah's Lake Tahoe
Hyatt Hotel of San Jose
Jr League of San Jose
Kaufman & Broad
KICU Channel 36
Kiwanas Club of Morgan Hill
Los Altos Country Club
Los Gatos Comm Hospital
Le Baron Hotel
Labor Hall of Fame
Make a Wish Foundation
March of Dimes
Mezzetti Law Offices
Musicians Local 153
Mt View Police Dept
National Semi Conductor
Nisei Ski Club
Oakland Police Dept
Real Estate Board of San Jose
Rut Runners of San Jose
Sahara - Las Vegas
San Francisco Airport
San Jose Athletic Club
San Jose Light Opera
San Jose Police Dept
San Jose Police Olympics
San Jose Stage Company
San Jose State Nurses
San Jose Symphony
Santa Teresa Hospital
Saturn Car Company
Shake Roofing Co
Tri Valley Marketing
United Steel Workers
US Air Force
USA Spirit Assoc
Venture Law Group
VP 40 & 47
Women in Advertising
Young Presidents Club
Zellarbach Paper Co
Previous School, Special Event & Nightclub Clients
A Taste of Silicon Valley
Andrade Country Meadow
Almaden Art & Wine Festival
Belmont Art & Festival
Campbell Art & Wine Festival
Campbell Prune Festival
Capitola Art & Wine Festival
Gilroy Garlic Festival
Danville Art & Wine Festival
Firefighter's Chili CookOff
Fremont Art & Wine Festival
Foster City Art & Wine Festival
International Beer Festival
Morgan Hill summer concerts
Morgan Hill Art & Wine Festival
Morgan Hill Mushroom Festival
MT View Art & Wine Festival
Old Town Los Gatos Festival
Los Gatos Summer Music Series
Los Gatos Art & Wine Festival
Palo Alto Art & Wine Festival
Pruneyard Art & Wine Festival
San Jose Music Festival
Santa Clara Art & Wine Festival
Santa Clara County Fair
Tapestry n Talent
Blackford High School
Cubberly High School
Cupertino High School
Contra Costa High School
Leland High School
Mitty High School
Monte Vista High School
San Jose High School
Silver Creek High School
Presentation High School
De Anza College
San Jose State University
Santa Clara University
UC Santa Barbara
UC Santa Cruz
West Valley College
Deer Park Tavern
Full Throttle Sports Bar
Heart Throb Cafe
Kooser Bar & Grill
(So. Lake Tahoe)
Mr K's Caberet
No Jacket Required
The King's Head
Comments about the band...
Can’t tell you how much people enjoyed the evening last Saturday night. Everyone was amazed
how wonderful the band sounded and how much fun you guys seemed to be having. Every email
I got always ended with “Can’t wait to see them again next year!”
Lindsay M. - Principal/event coordinator
You guys were GREAT last night! Everybody always loves "SAGE" and has a great time at your
concerts. THANKS again for a GREAT show! "
Linda K. - Campbell Summer Concert Series
[SAGE performed an outside concert - the temperature was 106.67 in the shade!]
"...You guys are TROUPERS!!! I can't imagine any other band doing such an incredible job under
such adverse circumstances....you all completely cheered everyone up, and really made the best
out of a very tough situation. I was amazed at how much fun it was to dance, even with the heat.
(I shouldn't have been amazed -- your music is always the best). Thank you for always being there
for us, and for making Valerie and me look terrific!"
Marianne L. - Music in the Park, Los Gatos
"The compliments from the party are flooding in and the word around the office is you guys were
the best band yet. Thanks for putting on such an awesome show!"
Brian G. - Intervision Systems
"Thank you so much for an awesome performance last night! That had to be the biggest crowd we
have ever had. The band members all really engage the audience with their energy enthusiasm.
The dance floor was crowded from the first beat! Thanks again. I hope you guys will come back
again next year!"
Barbara J. - Recreation Supervisor, City of Campbell
Our guests were looking forward to Sage's performance following Jay Leno, and as always, your
music was perfect...
Katherine at InnVisions
Thank you for a job well done! I can't tell you how happy I was and with the response to SAGE. I
knew you guys would do a great job and you did! I keep hearing “Great band!” from our guests...
that's music to my ears!
SAP AMERICA, Inc
The band's performance was absolutely outstanding and superb! Entertainment makes or breaks
an event and SAGE made ours a truly successful one!
SAGE was undeniable awesome! ... you kept them dancing and in a festive mood...
SATURN of Stevens Creek
Personal comments about the band...
The music made me dance up a storm...
Dwight Hicks, San Francisco 49er'
You guys are great!
... enjoyed playing with you cat's. A great sounding band...
Lee Loughnane & Walter Parazaider, members of the band CHICAGO
The best entertainment/dance band in the Bay Area.
Lee Weimers, SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS
I had great fun singing with you guys. Thanks!
Charles Carmichael, THE SPINNERS
You boys sound wonderful tonight!
Mary Wilson, THE SUPREMES
You are the Best party Band ever, we have such a good time that I cannot wait for your next
performance. Thanks for the top notch and amazing show...
I saw you at the Tapestry Festival in San Jose, and was so impressed with your band/show. Your
music is great, easy to dance & sway, but what is really engaging is the joy you exhibit in
performing. Everyone looks like they're having fun which enhances the audience's experience.
It’s neat to see one have such a passion for what they do in life. I love your music!! The sound is
great, makes me want to just dance, dance. dance!!!... keep up the good work !
Must say that I really enjoyed your music today. I have never been much of a dancer, two left feet
syndrome, but today I couldn't sit still. I was dancing in my chair…
... saw your band at the Fairmont, with the Temptations, and I have to say... You guys are great!
Had the pleasure of hearing you play at the Mt. View Arts & Wine Festival. Really enjoyed your
music... You have a good sound!
Your band is FABULOUS! We loved the music, style of playing, and the “surround” sound effect!
We have gotten so many great comments on your music and presentation! You all certainly made
the memorable, beautiful day even more memorable and beautiful! We thank you again...
Susan and Jeff C
You guys were unbelievable! ... you guys really made a great party spectacular! I'm hoping to
figure out an “excuse” to have another party next year with the “return of Sage”!
As always the band to me is AWESOME!!! You looked like you were having fun...that's why Sage
has so many fans, your music is great, always fun to dance to or just sit back and listen to...
SAGE: a team of experienced musicians with the ability and desire to provide
their very best. If you need a musically professional and visually entertaining band
for your special event, SAGE can successfully complete your entertainment plans.
For more details about the band's availability and pricing.... please contact us:
PO Box 542
Campbell, CA 95009
by phone: 408-376-3534
by fax: 408-583-4260
by email: [email protected]