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The Rodriguez Brothers
November 22 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm$35.00
Michael Rodriguez – trumpet
Robert Rodriguez – piano
Obed Calvaire – drums
Hamish Smith – bass
Samuel Torres – percussion
The Rodriguez Brothers is co-led by pianist/composer Robert and trumpeter/composer Michael. The Brothers were born in NYC and grew up in Miami FL. Inspired by their father who is a drummer, The RodBros. began musical training at a very young age and continued their studies through out high school at the New World school of the Arts. Both Robert and Michael received full scholarships to the University of Miami, Michael finished his Bachelors at the New School for Jazz Studies n NYC and Robert after receiving his Bachelors in Jazz studies at U of M soon followed to New York. Since their arrival in NYC, the RodBors. have individually worked as sidemen for Roy Haynes, Charlie Haden, Ray Barretto, Eddy Palmieri, David Sanchez, Wynton Marsalis, Joe Locke, Carla Bley, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Bob Minzter, Harry Conick Jr., Christian Mcbirde, Richard Bona and Quincy Jones.
The Rodriguez Bros. band was formed in 2002 when they recorded their premier CD titled Introducing The Rodriguez Brothers. The music for this recording consisted of original compositions influenced by Afro-Cuban and traditional jazz elements. The group soon began to perform at many prestige’s venues and festivals including the JVC Festival at Bryant Park, Syracuse Jazz Festival, Iceland Jazz Festival, George Wein’s Newport Jazz Festival, Jazz Baltica, Monterrey Jazz Festival, the Bluenote Jazz Club and The Jazz Standard.
Their second recording titled CONVERSATIONS (2007) received outstanding reviews from Down Beat, London Financial Times, NY Times and other publications. On CONVERATIONS, The RodBros expanded their palate with influences from other Caribbean and South American rhythms and European classical music all the while keeping the modern jazz spirit of improvisation, swing and harmony.
Their latest recording MOOD SWING features the amazing Carlos Henriquez and Clarence Penn and was produced by Jeff “Jedi Master” Jones and the RodBros. The compositions on MOOD SWING explore a myriad of moods aiming to take the listener on a psycho-acoustical journey of exploration. This is the first part of a three part series to be released on the RODBROS MUSIC LABEL.