Ralph "Cookie Jar" Rolle
United States

Ralph Rolle, master percussionist as far back as he can remember has always marched to the beat of a different drum. He began playing professionally at the age of 18. It is therefore no surprise that with almost 3 decades of professional experience within the music industry Ralph Rolle enjoys an illustrious career as a much sought after drummer and producer. Ralph's client list includes artists such as Biggie Smalls, Queen Latifah, Erykah Badu, Toshinobu Kubota, D'Angelo, John Legend, India Arie, Lillias White and many more.

For 14 seasons, Ralph was the Drummer for NBC's "It Showtime at The Apollo" with Ray Chew & The Crew. Ralph subbed for Anton Figg on "Letterman." while away on business. He played for some of the top Gospel artist on B.E.T.’s Celebration of Gospel 2005 and 2006 and The B.E.T. Music Awards 2007 and 2008. In 1990 Ralph founded Phat Kat Productions, Inc. a music production company. Over the past 15 years Phat Kat Productions has produced, and arranged both orchestral and vocal musical segments for commercials such as Nike, Burger King, Miller Genuine Draft, and Dark & Lovely. Ralph has worked on many projects writing, re-mixing and editing recording projects for R & B , Rap, Gospel and Pop artists including Toshinobu Kubota, HiFive, Najee, Glenn Jones, Johnathan Butler, Al Green and the list goes on.

Ralph Rolle has been seen and heard performing on many television shows and sound tracks like The David Letterman Show, The Chris Rock Show, Vibe, Planet Groove, The Keenan Ivory Wayans Show, The Cosby Show, A Different World, New York Under Cover, One Life To Live, Good Day New York, Maury, Good Morning America, Fox After Breakfast, N.B.C. Today Show, Top Of The Pops (London), Songs on NHK TV (Japan), Siempre En Domingo (Mexico), Jon Stewert, Pat Sajack, Regis and Kathie Lee, Music Fair (TV Asahi, Japan), Beat Street Sound Track, Love Jones Sound Track, On the Ropes Sound Track (Academy Award Nomination).

Expertise and opportunities such as these, have launched Ralph in to the coveted position of Musical Director for a morning talk and variety show, The Caroline Rhea Show.

Ralph Rolle's credits

Touring
Toshi Kubota (Musical Director), D'Angelo, Groove Theory, Little Steven Van Zandt, Freddie Jackson, Stephanie Mills, Ashford and Simpson, Roberta Flack, Najee, Groove Theory, Evelyn "Champagne" King, Alex Bugnun, Glenn Jones, Ray Chew and The Crew (Apollo Amateur Night on the road), Alyson Williams, The Cover Girls, Glenn Jones, Tashan, Oran"Juice"Jones, Chuck Stanley, Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, James Chance, Alyson Williams

Recordings
Aretha Franklin, Toshi Kubota, Sakura, India Irie, Erykah Badu, D'Angelo, Notorious BIG, Natalie Merchant, Queen Latifah(The Dana Owens Album), Frankie Knuckles, Najee, Brand Nubian, Vanessa Bell Armstrong, Glenn Jones, Doug E.Fresh, Waymon Tisdale, Mike Phillips, Robin S, Groove Theory, Vertical Hold, Vincent Henry, Musique, Syleena Johnson, Christopher Williams, Steve Cole, Nelson Rangell, Rhian Benson, Ray Chew, Lesette Wilson, Ruby Turner, Miss Jones, Kobi, James Chance and The Contortions, Ray Chew and The Crew, Profyle, Lynden David Hall

Live
Toshi Kubota, Luther Vandross, Vanessa Williams, BeBe Winans, Gerald LaVert, Boyz II Men, Lauryn Hill, Brian McKnight, Kurt Waylom, Yolanda Adams, Chaka Khan, Gerald Albright, Jennifer Holliday, Glenn Jones, Miss Jones, Johnny Kemp, Tri-ni-ty 5-7, Vesta, Jerry Butler, Cheryl Lynn, Nancy Wilson, Regina Belle, Peabo Bryson, Usher, Kenny Latimore, Marillyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Melba Moore, Eddie Holman, Martha Wash, Gloria Lynne, Ray Chew, Sherry Winston, Doug E. Fresh, The Floaters, The Intruders, The Bluenotes, The Persuaders, Jean Carne, Nikki Richards, Kindred, Darlene Love

TV
Stevie Wonder, Kirk Franklin, Pheobe Snow, LeToya, Ruben Studdard, John Legend, Donnie McClurkin, Lyfe, Tyreese, Shirley Ceaser, Anthony Hamilton, Israel and The New Breed, Juanita Bynum, CeCe Winans, Fred Hammond, Lil Flip, BeBe Winans, Vicki Yohee, Vanessa Bell Armstrong, Martha Munizzi, Bishop Paul Morton, Kelly Price, Freddie Jackson, Crystal Waters, Aaliyah, Micah Stampley, Billy Paul, Rakim, Darlene Love, Billy Paul, Toshi Kubota, Musique, Malira (M.D.), Christion (M.D

Television and Movie performance Credits
The Caroline Rhea Show (Musical Director), It's Showtime at The Apollo (13 seasons and counting), The David Letterman Show (Sub Drummer with Paul Shaeffer CBS Orchestra), The Chris Rock Show, Last Call With Carson Daly, B.E.T. Celebration of Gospel, C.B.S. EarlyShow, Sinbad in Aruba (HBO), Vibe, Planet Groove, The Keenan Ivory Wayans Show, The Cosby Show, A Different World, New York Under Cover, One Life To Live, Good Day New York, Maury, Good Morning America, Fox After Breakfast, NBC Today Show, Bamboozled, Top Of The Pops (London), Siempre En Domingo(Mexico), Jon Stewert, Pat Sajack, Regis and Kathie Lee, New Yorkers (NHK,Japan), Music Fair(Japan), Beat Street Sound Track, Love Jones Sound Track, On the Ropes Soundtrack(Academy Award Nomination.
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