Map of the Heart


I’ve started work on a new recording project called “Map of the Heart.” It’s a collection of original, contemporary songs at the intersection of jazz, classical, and world music.


Linda Tate, Vocals
Jim Gailloreto, Soprano Sax and Flute
Carmen Llop Kassinger, Violin I
Carol Kalvonjian, Violin II
Benton Wedge, Viola
Jill Kaeding, Cello
Ernie Adams, Percussion

Recorded and Mixed by Scott Steinman, Studiomedia Recording Company at Electrical Audio, Chicago, IL, August 20, 2015

This project is partially supported by an Individual Artist Program Grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events, as well as a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency through federal funds provided by the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Upcoming Performance


I will be returning to Vicky’s of Santa Fe in Indian Wells, CA on Monday, January 18, 2016 from 7-9 pm for a performance of my original songs and a few selections from my first three albums written by some of my favorite composers. I have some new unrecorded material I have composed recently which I will perform as well, so if you will be in the California area, I hope you will join me and a killer band for an outstanding night of music.

Here are the details:

The Linda Tate Geography Quintet

Linda Tate, Vocals
David Ring, Piano
Bill Saitta, Bass
Jay Lewis, Drums
Shelley Yoelin, Tenor Sax, Flute, Clarinet

Monday, January 18, 2016 – 7 – 9 pm

Vicky’s of Santa Fe
45-100 Club Drive
Indian Wells, CA 92210
(760) 345-9770

New Musical Project


We had a great rehearsal last week for my new recording project, “Map of the Heart.” I created arrangements for three of my original songs featuring voice, string quartet, soprano sax and flute, and percussion. Featuring Jim Gailloreto, Sax and Flute, Carmen Llop Kassinger, Violin I, Carol Kalvonjian, Violin II, Benton Wedge, Viola, Jill Kaeding, Cello and Ernie Adams, Percussion. Filmed by Anthony Rizzo, TR Media.

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Great Write-Up for Upcoming Show!


I am thrilled to share this wonderful write-up about my upcoming show this Friday, June 20th at the Open Door Rep in Oak Park, IL. A huge thank you to Grammy Award-winning jazz journalist, Neil Tesser, for helping to promote the event! If you’re in the Chicago area, be sure to come out and join me and my incredible band for a musical night out and then come back on Saturday to hear Lise Gilly and Grupo Cha-Cha. We are performing in the Women In Jazz Series produced by True Muse Productions and Linda Solotaire.


Click here to read the story!



2014 ASCAP Expo


I attended the 2014 ASCAP Expo in Los Angeles, CA this year from April 23 – 26. Thanks to a professional development grant from the Illinois Arts Council, I had an unparallelled opportunity to participate and learn in a creative environment shared by aspiring and established songwriters and a wide range of other music professionals. Organized by the American Society of Composers Authors and Publishers, it is billed as “The Premier Conference for Songwriters, Composers and Producers.” It lived up to the billing. It was an incredible gathering of approximately 800 attendees, 230 panelists from every facet of the music business, and 56 sponsors and exhibits of music software, hardware, and educational programs. All housed at the Lowe’s Hollywood Hotel. There were networking events, interactive workshops, keynote speeches and conversations among music industry legends, master seminars, creative panels, concerts, one-on-one sessions, and lunch roundtables. The choices were overwhelming and it was hard to decide what to take in. Fortunately, all of the over 40 panels were recorded and the over 60 hours of content have been made available for viewing until the end of 2014. It’s going to take me that long to get through everything! I met some very interesting songwriters and heard some informative speakers as I attended various panels and workshops on topics such as music publishing and film music. On the final day, I had the opportunity to connect in a one-on-one session with Beth Amy Rosenblatt, a film music supervisor and producer with an impressive resume. You can check out the event here:


The ASCAP “I Create Music” EXPO


This program was partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.


Here are some photos from the event:




WHPK Radio Interview



Please tune in to WHPK radio tomorrow, Saturday July 6th at 1 pm CDT, where I will be joining Mark Coulter on Marcus Burks’ show “Eavesdropping with Urban Aspirations” to talk about my new album and the Chicago CD Release Event at Katerina’s on Saturday, July 20th.



Listen in on WHPK 88.5FM Chicago, or streaming live at WHPK noon to 2 pm CDT. “There’s no telling what you might overhear!”



Chicago CD Release Event



Join me to celebrate the release of Geography, my new album of original songs!



Featuring the Linda Tate Geography Quintet
Linda Tate, Vocals
Bobby Schiff, Piano
Larry Gray, Bass and Cello
Ernie Adams, Drums and Percussion
Jerry DiMuzio, Tenor Sax and Flute



Katerina’s – An Eclectic Club with its Soul in the Arts
1920 West Irving Park Road
Chicago, IL 60613



Saturday, July 20, 2013
6:30 – 9:00 pm
$10 Cover
Reservations recommended



Buy an album and help a child learn to read!



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100% of album sales on July 20, 2013 will be donated to Reading In Motion, a stellar Chicago non-profit organization which uses the arts to teach at-risk primary grade students how to read.




Geography CD Release Event at Vicky’s of Santa Fe


Thank you to Lola Rossi-Meza for featuring me in her column in a recent issue of the Coachella Valley Weekly. Thank you also to Dee Jae Cox for her write up in the Desert Entertainer. Read all about it below and come out to my CD Release Party at Vicky’s of Santa Fe tomorrow night! I’ll be performing with a great local band featuring Bill Saitta on bass, David Ring on piano, Andy Fraga on drums and percussion, and Paul Carman on sax and flute.



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