King of the Avenues
Beginning their 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 it's 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 as Kenny Loggins, the Temptations, and comedians Jay Leno and Ray Romano. SAGE released their first all-original CD, "King of the Avenues", in 2002. Their next release, "Some Assembly Required" was released in 2004 and also brought Sage together with Strokeland Records. Released in the summer of 2007, "Sage: Funksway", takes it up a notch - showcasing the band, bringing their flare and musical influences to SAGE fans, old and new. 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". ... a quote from Stephen 'Doc' Kupka, Tower of Power 'When Tower of Power started out, most of our gigs were in San Jose. Sage represents the very best of EastBay and SouthBay music. They follow closely in the footsteps of Tower of Power and are a great band -- and on top of that, they happen to be very nice guys.' We invite you to explore the SAGE web site to learn more about this band and see just why it has been able to bring quality music and fun times to their audiences for all these years... and they are not done yet!