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Robert Sanae

A native Daytonian, Robert Sanae, Born Robert Jones, 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 ineligibly 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. After ending his tenure with the Troutman organization, Robert moved to California to further his career as a writer, composer, artist as well as a producer and later moved to New Orleans, La. Over the years Robert has created an extensive catalog of productions ranging from R&B, Hip Hop, Neo-Soul, Pop, Adult Contemporary Smooth/Contemporary Jazz and Rock and continues to develop as a producer/composer/musician, aspiring to soon be one of the most sought after producer/composer in the industry today. Throughout the past several years Robert developed The Smooth Jazz project Titled ‘The Crater Creek Project’. Which would not only highlight his abilities as a writer/composer/producer and performer, but it was designed with the sole intention of featuring an array of instrumentalist, both Known and unknown. The Crater Creek project also embodies performances of Robert on trumpet, keyboards, vocals and bass guitar. Please join Robert Sanae as he continues his journey to capture the ears and the hearts of the world and all who would listen!