Pronounced like the word Sage, the four letter acronymn stands for Strong, Adaptive, God-Fearing and Enterprising. These are all words that help him stay true to himself. “Who is he?”, you might ask. If you don’t know already, he is “The Next Generation Superstar” of Smooth R&B. That’s a pretty bold statement but if you take the time to listen to the young man’s voice and his music, few will argue the potential of this premier baritone vocalist.
He has dreamed and lived music from a young boy when he first performed Michael Jackson and Jackson 5 songs in front of imaginary audiences as a child to performing at the World Famous Apollo Theater as an adult. Like most R&B vocalists, S.A.G.E. got his start singing in the church at age 8. Never one to seek out the spot light, he got his first solo when he was 12 and from that point he has been out front. Throughout his life he has studied, performed and been inspired by a wide range of musical genres to include Hip Hop, R&B, Rock, Pop, Jazz and Classical.
Vocally, he has been inspired by those that he intimately calls “The Masters”; legendary crooners Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra, Marvin Gaye and Luther Vandross. All of these influences have helped him to develop his unique style of Smooth R&B. To quote S.A.G.E., “My musical style is very eclectic and I attribute that to the many musical influences in my life. When I create music, I don’t set out to make it conform to a particular genre. My purpose for creating music is to create something that has lasting power from generation to generation. I want to be remembered as someone who has inspired and impacted many with my music.”