1960 to 2010
January 14, 1932 in Durham
Durham, North Carolina, United States
Grady Tate, (born January 14, 1932 in Durham, North Carolina), is a hard bop and soul-jazz drummer and singer. He has played with Lena Horne, Astrud Gilberto, Ella Fitzgerald, Miles Davis, Blossom Dearie, Chris Connor, Sarah Vaughan, Ray Charles, Cal Tjader, Peggy Lee, Bill Evans, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Tom Rapp, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Stanley Turrentine, Charles Earland, Quincy Jones, Wes Montgomery, Jimmy Smith, Stan Getz as well as many other famous jazz artists. Biography Tate moved to New York City in 1963 and gained the position of drummer in the band of Quincy Jones.