Saxophonist, Singer, Songwriter, Arranger, and Composer Saxophonist with Beyoncé Knowles' All Female Band
BioKat Rodriguez (aka Kat) is an incredible saxophonist, singer, songwriter, arranger, and composer with an accomplished resume. As a saxophonist in Beyonce Knowles' all female band, she has toured the world with one of the best but is now ready to show the world what she is made of. Kat is currently putting the finishing touches on her debut project and performing her single, "Mockery", all over the country. The wonderful mix of R&B and Pop is one that is missing in the music industry right now. The use of live band instruments stays true to Kat's Jazz influence but with catchy hooks and up-tempo beats, the listener is bound to get up and dance.
In 2006, Beyonce Knowles held auditions for an all female band. Being one of 1,000 girls who auditioned and was handpicked by Beyonce herself, she took a break from singing for the opportunity of a lifetime. Since then, Kat has recorded The Beyonce Experience and the I...Am tour (with a feature solo on both DVD's), plus numerous TV appearances which include: Oprah, Ellen DeGeneres, Today Show, Good Morning America, Tyra Banks, Bet Awards, Black Girls Rock Awards, American Music Awards, Fashion Rocks, Grammy's, and the World Music Awards.
She has performed with Robert Glasper, Latin Percussionist Louis Bauso and Patato Valdes, JJ Hairston and Youthful Praise, Jay-Z, Kanye West, Slim thug, George Michaels, The Roots, Monica, Keri Hilson, Marsha Ambrosius, Fantasia, Ledisi, Kelly Price, Jill Scott, VV Brown, as well as many others. She has also recorded with Destiny's Child, DJ Mark Ronson, Mobb Deep, Kid Kid, 50 Cent, Trumpeter/Producer Keyon Harrold, Anthony Hamilton, Big Krit, Big Boi, KeyKat Productions and Beyonce… just to name a few.
Working with and touring with Beyonce inspired Kat. "When I was younger, I would always pretend to sing in front of the mirror with a brush. Yes, it sounds cliché, but I did it. I've been fortunate enough to travel the world and share the stage with Beyonce. Now that I've seen the masses chant her songs, my heart yearns even more now to follow my childhood dream" says Kat. That is exactly what she is doing. With her musical background and extensive performance experience, she blends talent and drive to create the phenomenon that is Kat Rodriguez.