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<Jay Rodriguez Profile>
Jay Rodriguez was born hernan Ramiro Rodriguez-Sierra in Colombia, South America on September 17th 1967. He grew up in NYC. He has studied life through music and music through life. He has worked/produced and or recorded with great artists like Elvis Costello, Gil Evans, the Mingus Big band, Prince, Tito Puente, Medeski, Martin and Wood, Craig Harris, Ray Barretto, Latin pop Icon Ruben Baldes and Willie Colon, Eddie Palmieri, Bobby Sanabria, Stevie Wonder, Joan Osborne, Debbie Harry(Blondie), Widespread Panic, the great Cuban pianist Chucho Valdes, JB Horn Fred Wesley, Bernie Worrell of Parliment Funkedelic, The great Cuban all star jazz band Irakere, Paquito D Rivera/The United Nations Bib band under the direction of Dizzy Gillespie. Slide Hampton, James Moodym, Clark Terry, Wynton Marsalis, Cab Calloway. The New York Philharmonic, orchestrated for composer Philip Glass, Rap Artist like Guru's Jazzmatazz Jazz/Hip Hop project, and Tupac Shakur amongst many.
Jay Rodriguez has been nominated twice for a Grammy under the best jazz solo category 2000, 2003, his woodwind and solo work were featured on the 2006 Gramy winning best Dance Single; Little Louie Vega's remix of Curtis Mayfield's (Superfly) and was nominated this year 2007 for best Contemporary Jazz Album of the year for work with his band the Groove Collective. For the last 5 years, Jay has been working and collaborating with artist/Composer and producer Teruo Nakamura and his Rising Sun Band along with other artists
in the New York Music Scene. Look our for Mr. Rodrigues the ever evolving artist...
Some of Jay Rodriguez's achievements were recently recorded in Leonard Feather-Ira Gitler's The Biographical Encyclopedia of Jazz.
"Jay's distinctive sound ranges from Lester Young to Ornette Coleman. His explosive musical style is rhythmically innovative."
- Ira Gitler -
"Mr. Rodriguez is more than a musician. He is a visionary. Jay Rodriguez is the Latin American Answer to James Carter and a true light to hear and see."
Groove Collective Web site: http://groovecollective.com/
- Arnie Lawrence (artist, saxophonist and founder of the New School of Jazz and Contemporary Music.) -