Sauce

 

Sauce has been filling the dance floors and spicing up the atmosphere at corporate events and weddings since 2002. This highly entertaining, talented and experienced band has wowed clients like comedian Ron White, Wells Fargo Bank and Dell Computers. Playing a blend of Motown favorites, 70’s disco and funk, 80’s and 90’s R&B, and popular hip-hop and Latin songs, Sauce’s high-energy performance is sure to be a hit at your next party or event. Sauce is the band event planners hope they can get and partygoers hope they are there. This electrifying 10-person band has played weddings and corporate events all over the world. Although the songs they cover are familiar and fun, they add their own funky and unique style to every song. The blend of Motown favorites, 70’s disco and funk, 80’s and 90’s R&B keeps partygoers dancing all night long. Click a category to check out our sizzling song list. We seamlessly transition from one song to the next as part of our astounding performance for your event. We also play a great mix of popular Latin songs for an additional fee. Add a little Latin heat to your club or private party with one of our Latin sets featuring your favorite songs.
Jess Kellner
(Vocal)
I have been the female vocalist for sauce for the last year. I also play guitar and sing lead vocal in my band Jess & the echoes, as well as sing with my husband in a duo called Marcus&Jess. My favorite memory with sauce would have to be our entire Colorado trip. I laughed way to hard the entire time! If I could have one super power it would be to transport myself by snapping my fingers.
CJ Edwards
(Vocal)
Known by some of his peers as South Austin’s ‘Prince of Soul’ CJ Edwards has been working on his musical craft since the early age of 5. Son of a minister and junior high school English teacher he learned at an early age the art of performing and rhetoric. He has toured nationwide with the a capella vocal ensemble “Testimony”. In 2006, he became a founding member of ‘Diasporic’ a multi-genre underground hit in the state of Texas and continues to record and perform with numerous Hip-Hop artist. He has had the blessing of opening up for a wide range legends such as: Parliment Funkadelic, Cyril Neville, Sun Ra Arkestra, Devin the Dude, Scarface, Wu Tang Clan, Norah Jones, Tone, Loc and many others. Also, he has performed on many stages including ACL in 2008 as the vocalist for Bavu Blakes. As a new member in Sauce/Juice CJ intends to bring authentic soul power to this already powerful collection of artist.
Nathan Hubble
(Vocal)
Singer and songwriter, Nathan Hubble, combines pop, blues, soul, and acoustics to make music that feels both classic and fresh. Based in Austin, Nathan frequently tours the country to bring his music to fans nationwide. Nathan believes music should reflect life, so his songs capture the human spirit. He also believes music is a record of life, so his songs are often biographical. Nathan works with A&R Select, the world’s leading independent artist development firm, based in Los Angeles, California. Nathan’s seasoned experience and vocal talents adds the perfect flavor to Sauce.
Kevin Scott
(Drums)
Kevin Scott began playing drums professionally at the age of twelve with local jazz bands in Birmingham, Alabama. Jimmy Chappell from Count Basie Orchestra discovered Kevin with one of the local jazz bands and decided to mentor him. In 1988, Kevin moved to Los Angeles where he began playing with MCA recording artist, Mike Howard. Shortly thereafter, he started touring with such artists as Barry White, Cheryl Hunter, Willie Clayton, Dennis Edwards, David Sea, Stevie Wonder, Christopher Martin, Israel, and New Breed (Grammy Nominated Award Winner). He also took on the role of Musical Director for Sister Sledge and toured extensively with the musical theater production “Stop the Noise, Bring Back the Music.” Currently, Kevin is working with Pamela Hart and the Women in Jazz Series, The Greater Mount Zion Baptist Church Band, and he is writing and producing with Valarie Scott and the Dr. James Polk Trio. Kevin is a partner in Twink Records and Semaj Publishing. Kevin’s talent on the drums creates the heartbeat of Sauce and adds to the energetic enthusiasm of the band.
Stefano Intelisano
(Keyboard)
Born and raised in Pavia, Italy, Stefano Intelisano studied classical piano since age 8 with Maestro Ennio Poggi. Stefano went on to teach at the Accademia d’Arte in Voghera, Italy as assistant for Jazz Pianist Umberto Petrin. Soon after, he developed an interest in American music (especially blues and jazz) and broadened his musical skills while playing with the Italian band Chicken Mambo. In 2001, Stefano moved to Austin to become a studio musician/arranger at Merel Bregante’s recording studio, The Cribworks, for three years. Throughout his career Stefano has shared the stage with many other talented and popular artists such as Patty Griffin, Cristian Castro, Hal Ketchum, Jimmy Vaughan, Chuck Rainey, John Popper, Jeff “Skunk” Baxter, Delbert McCnlinton, Gary Nicholson (Whitey Johnson), Ivan Neville, Cyril Neville, Marcia Ball, John McEuen, Buckwheat Zydeco, Mike Blakely. Stefano also collaborates regularly with several Austin-based bands including: Jimmy LaFave, Seth Walker, Grooveline Horns band, Boombox ATX, Atash, Mingo Fishtrap, Clay McClinton, John Arthur Martinez, Larry Joe Taylor, and the Gospel Sundays with the Diakonos Ministries band. He will also be on tour with Jason Mraz in the fall 2010. A master at the keys, Stefano takes Sauce to another level with his talented and fast-playing fingers.
Scott Clark
(Guitar)
I’ve been working with Sauce on and off for over 13 years. I started working in the Atlanta music scene at fourteen and eventually landed spots in several of the area’s premier musical acts. I later moved to Texas and spent some time in the jazz studies program at the University of North Texas. I have had the pleasure of working with many diverse artists and bands such as Darius Holbert (Everlast/House Of Pain, Sofie B. Hawkins), Mingo Fishtrap, Rick Trevino, Jimi Tunnell (Steps Ahead, Laurie Anderson) and many others.
Aaron Hatmaker
(Bass)
I started playing when I was 13 and have never looked back. Music had allowed me to travel the world; and, is the most satisfying feeling I’ve run across! Past notable collaborative performances include: Bernard Purdie, Vasti Jackson, Marc Broussard, Craig Robinson, Toby Keith, Trailer Choir, Carter’s Chord, Jay Boy Adams, Breelan Angel, B.B. Kings Blues Club – House Bassist, The Wooten Brothers, Mingo Fishtrap, Jane Powell, 80H Project, Glenn Rexach Group, Carter Beckworth, Darrell Goldman Band, Dave Scher Trio, Austin Baptist Church, Marcia Ball, Joel Guzman, Bonnie Bishop, Lesley Sawyer, Brian McRae, K.S. Rhoads, Vendetta Big Band, Steve Roper, Sonny Charles, Damien Horne, Cassie LaBeau, Melinda Doolittle, The McCrary Sisters, Aaron LaCombe, Curtis Grimes, Steve Cropper, James Otto, Jenny Gill, Michael Inge, Corrine Chapman, El Bu’ho w/ Jeff Sipe & Grant Green, Jr., Kimberly Dunn, Brothers Osborne, Tameca Jones, Lillie Mae Rische, Louis Cole, Jason White, Scat Springs, Foy Vance, MacIntyre, Dan Nichols, Gary Nicholson, Red Young, Emily Elbert, Jack Burton Trio, Bela Fleck, Jeff Coffin, Naga Valli, Kimberly Locke, Dawn & Hawkes, Adam Hood, Oteil Burbridge, SIMO, Clay Campania, Luke Wade, Oliver Rajamani, Max Frost, Jon Nicholson, Jeff Plankenhorn, etc…
Scott Roberts
(Bass)
Scott Roberts started his career in music while attending the University of North Texas school of music. He’s been a freelance musician for most of his career providing electric and double bass support for all styles of music. He has had the opportunity to accompany great musicians and artists such as Rick Trevino, Arturo Sandoval, Joe McBride, and Ed Soph in live settings along with occasional recording projects for local artists in Austin. Scott has enjoyed the musical experience this far, and is ready to bring bass grooves to the next party with Sauce!
Carlos Sosa
(Saxophone)
Two-time Grammy and Gospel Music Award winner, Carlos Sosa, founded Grooveline Horns in 1996. Carlos is a talented saxophonist, songwriter and producer and has played with an ever-expanding list of world-renowned musicians such as Blues Traveler, Willie Nelson, Luscious Jackson, Don Henley, Billy Bob Thornton, Pat Green, Ian Moore, Ozomatli, Raymond Webber, Mary Mary and Trey Anastasio. Kelly Clarkson also chose Grooveline Horns for her 2007 summer tour. Carlos is a regular performer with Jason Mraz, Bob Schneider, Boombox, The Scabs, Sauce, and Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk. He has also been a record producer for seven years, and has written and arranged music for MTV’s “Pimp My Ride” and “Run’s House.” Carlos is the Immediate Past President of the Texas Chapter of The Recording Academy. Carlos and Grooveline Horns jazz-up Sauce and get fans groovin’ on the dance floor.
Derrick Becker
(Trumpet Player)
I’m Derrick Becker and have played trumpet in the band for about one year. I play regularly at the Elephant Room as a leader and with various groups. My favorite memory from a gig was performing with Steven Tyler on my third night playing at Fenway Park with the Zac Brown Band last year. If I could have one super power, I would want to fly everywhere I go so I don’t waste time driving.

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