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Deon Yates - Quintastic
Deon Yates
Home Base : Midwest USA
Music Style : Compelling Smooth Jazz

INSTRUMENT: Saxophones and Flute

COLLEAGUES: Nick Colionne, Maysa, Richard Elliot, Rick Braun, Gerald Veasley, Lin Rountree, Gerard Gibbs, James Carter, Regina Carter, Rodney Whitaker and a host of other regional and national musicians and artist.

• Capital Jazz Festival - Columbia, MD
• Smooth Chicago - Chicago, IL
• Berks Jazz Festival - Reading, PA
• Capital Jazz Supercruise
• Spaghettini - Seal Beach, CA
• Beyu Cafe - Durham, NC
• Summer Solstice Jazz Festival - East Lansing, MI
• Lake Arbor Jazz Festival - Bethesda, MD
• Jazz Legacy Foundation Gala - Hampton, VA
• Grand Jazz Festival - Grand Rapids, MI
• The Perfect Note - Hover, AL
• St. James Live - Atlanta, GA
• The Velvet Note, Alpharetta, GA
• Blues Alley, Washington, DC
• Mitchell's Ultra Lounge - Cleveland, OH
• BLU JAZZ+ - Akron,OH
• Copious Notes - Coumbus, OH
• River Raisin Jazz Festival - Monroe, MI
• Plus Many Others Nationwide

MUSICAL COLLABORATIONS: Nick Colionne, Maysa, Lin Rountree, Paul Brown, Brian Simpson, Darren Rahn, Jackiem Joyner, Chris "Big Dog" Davis and Nate Harasim


• 2009 Runner up Capital Jazz Challenge

• 2014 GHP Music Award for Best Smooth Jazz Soul Male Artist

• Headlined on the 10th Anniversary Capital Jazz Supercruise

• Performed with Nick Colionne, Rick Braun, Richard Elliot, Paul Brown, Marc Antoine

• Performs as MD for Sinbad

Family Circle Productions
Tamara Yates 586.549.4365

Booking Contact(s)
Jalian Blair Entertainment
Booking Agent
Deon Yates

"Nearly 10-years after his being named runner-up in the Capital Jazz Challenge launched his exciting and prolific career as a Smooth Jazz artist, Detroit-bred saxophonist Deon Yates is feeling not just great, but QUINTASTIC. The socially trending title of his upcoming fifth solo album literally means “a person aged 50 or more and is still attractive and successful.” That timeless magnetism is on full display on “No Other Love,” a hip and infectious, mid-tempo soprano jam penned and produced by Chris “Big Dog” Davis, that artfully blends old school sensibilities with soul-deep contemporary grooves. This sure-fire hit also features tasty horn texturing, dreamy backing vocals and a lush piano solo." Global

SCHOOL OF FUNK : "The entire album is one long narrative on how good, funky, polished jazz that’s designed to stir the soul should be approached..."  ~Ronald Jackson (

MOTOR CITY STRUT : "A high octane alto driven blues infected jam featuring an electric guitar solo by Paul Brown, twinkling old school jazzy keys and a ferocious swirl of horn textures showing that funk can be sly and sensual..." ~Jonathan Widran

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