Rodrigo Rodriguez

RODRIGO RODRIGUEZ

Rodrigo Rodriguez, percussionist, producer, arranger, singer and composer.

Rodrigo was born 25.08.1974 in Cartagena/Colombia, where he was surrounded by Afro-Colombian rhythm and music all the time.

In 1987-1991 Rodrigo studied at the respected Escuela de Bellas Artes de Cartagena. 1991 he joined the popular music ensembles of Joseito Martinez, Ballet Nacional de Colombia, Orquesta  La Octava Potencia.

1995 Rodrigo moved to Switzerland and began playing with Tony Martinez and The Cuban Power (Latin jazz & funk). He later 1998 travelled extensively with Alfredo de la Fe where he experienced extensive worldwide exposure.

Rodrigo's live playing credits includes work with the late Celia Cruz, Giovanni Hidalgo, Eddie Palmieri, Tony Martinez, Tito Nieves, Richie Ray, Jimmy Bosch, Ray Sepulveda, Dave Valentin, Frankie Morales, Los Hermanos Moreno, Chico Freeman, Albita Rodríguez, Cheo Feliciano, José Alberto ‘El Canario’, Julio Barreto, New York Salsa All Stars, Andy Montañez, Willy Chirino. He has also shared stage with artists like GEORGE BENSON, CARLOS SANTANA, ANASTACIA, BARRY WHITE, DEEP PURPLE, COOL AND THE GANG, TOM JONES and countless other high-profile musicians.

Rodrigo currently resides in Europe and has established himself as a respected musician, band director, master percussionist, composer, singer and rapper. Through his percussion workshops and recorded works, Rodrigo shares his knowledge and insight with up-and-coming percussionists.

RODRIGO RODRIGUEZ IS ENDORSED BY:

SONOR and ISTANBUL

WHY I CHOSE BEING ENDORSED BY SONOR:

BECAUSE SONOR HAS A HIGH QUALITY OF INSTRUMENTS AND I ALSO LIKE THE ORIGINALITY OF EACH INSTRUMENTS SOUND.

CD/DVD PRODUCTIONS:

1995-CD Blackmoon, Colombia                           percussion

1996-CD Grupo Papira, Colombia                       percussion

1997-CD la ultima Cerveza, Switzerland             percussion

1997-CD Marcelo Brito, Italy                                 percussions, backing vocals, raps

1997-CD Patty Lardi, Switzerland                         percussions

1998-CD Rulo y su Combo Latino, Italy              percussions

1998-CD DJ Jean, Germany                                   percussions

1999-CD Tony Martinez, Switzerland                   percussions, backing vocals

1999-CD Miguel-Angel Mena, Switzerland          percussions

2000-CD Alfredo de la Fe, Italy                              percussions, vocals, backing vocals

2001-CD Havanna Mambo, Italy                            percussions, raps

2002-CD Mercadonegro, Switzerland                   percussions, vocals, raps

2002-CD Juancito Martinez, Switzerland            percussions, vocals, raps

2003-CD Solar Sides, France                                   percussions, vocals, raps

2003-CD Funkysteps, Holland                                percussions

2004-CD Solar Sides, France                                   percussions, vocals, raps

2004-CD the Crew, England                                     percussions

2005-CD Monica Possosanto, Switzerland            percussions, vocals, raps

2005-CD Mercadonegro, Switzerland                     percussions, vocals, raps

2005-CD Ayhan Sicimoglu, Turkey                         percussions, arranger, vocals, raps

2006-CD Mustafa Sandal, Turkey                            raps

2006-CD Virginia Quesada, Cuba/Italy                  percussions, backing vocals, raps

2006-CD Rodry-Go! Switzerland                              producer, percussions, vocals, raps

2006-CD Palenque All Stars, Greece                        percussions, backing vocals

2006-DVD Komball, France + Switzerland            percussions, vocals, raps

2007-DVD Komball, France + Switzerland             percussions, vocals, raps

2007-CD Convergencia, Switzerland                        percussions

2007-CD Gianni Fiorelino, Italy                                percussions

2008-CD Miguel Enrique, Cuba/Italy                     percussions, backing vocals, raps

2008-DVD Komball, France + Switzerland            percussions, vocals, raps

2008-CD Monica Possosanto, Switzerland             percussions, vocals, backing vocals

2008-CD Clase A, Dominican Republic                   producer, arranger

2008-CD Descargon, Switzerland                             percussions

2008-CD Frankie Morales, New York                      composer

2009-CD DJ Nika, Switzerland                                  vocals, raps

2009-CD Rodry-Go! Switzerland                               producer, percussions, vocals, raps

2009-CD Ayhan Sicimoglu, Turkey                           percussions, vocals, raps

2009-CD Manolo Vega, Greece                                   percussions

2009-CD Mercadonegro, Switzerland                        percussions, composer, vocals LIVE-FESTIVALS ALLOVER THE WORLD

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NORD SEA JAZZ FESTIVAL                               SAN JAVIER JAZZ FESTIVAL, SPAIN

MONTREUX JAZZ FESTIVAL                           BENICASIN MUSIC FESTIVAL, SPAIN

PALEO FESTIVAL                                                 LUZ DE GAS JAZZ CLUB, SPAIN

FESTIVAL LATINOAMERICANDO                   FESTIVAL DE MUSICA CARIBE

FIESTA FESTIVAL, ROMA                                  REUNION ISLANDS FESTIVAL

GUITARS FESTIVAL, U.K.                                   COULEUR CAFÉ MUSIC, BELGIUM

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NEW MORNING JAZZ CLUB, PARIS               GLASGOW JAZZ FESTIVAL

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