Music By Roland Cobbs
Roland Cobbs, professionally known as Hot Sax, began his playing career at the age of 13, his instrument of choice was and still is the Saxaphone. After graduating from high school, Roland joined the United States Army Band where he was influenced by the Big Band Sound and Be Bop. After being noticed by his peers as a learned Musician, Roland began mastering the Saxaphone. Paying special attention to the sax masters, Roland began to “per-fect” his own style, incorporating the many differing styles of greats such as, Grover Washington, Charlie Parker, John Coltrane, Dexter Gordon, Wilton Felton, and Stanley Turntine. From thence comes the sound profoundly known as Hot Sax.
After leaving the United States Army, Roland moved to Dallas, Texas and began working at a 50-60 club with a band called Happy Days backing up artists from the fifties and sixties eras including the Platters, The Dixie Cups, Frankie Ford, Lenny Welch, The Crickets, and Brian Hyland. In 1999 Roland moved back to Mobile, and steady gigged the Mississippi Gulf Coast Casinos, all the while honing his craft. Television came calling and Roland was asked to provide music for The Creative Cook, a weekly television show featuring two talented people, a gourmet chef and an accomplished and creative musician, Roland Cobbs –“Hot Sax”.