BTR Live Jazz Hole featuring Michael Rodriguez

The Michael Rodriguez Quartet performed live at the Jazz Gallery in New York City on July 31st.  Listen to the show by clicking here.

Trumpeter/composer, Michael Rodriguez was born on July 14, 1979 in Queens, New York. Michael was inspired to pursue music as a career by his father. Michael studied at the New World school of the Arts in Miami, Florida and continued his studies at the University of Miami. After completing two years at the University of Miami, he decided to transfer to the New School University in New York where he received his B.A. Michael has performed with Eric Reed, Clark Terry, Bobby Watson, Quincy Jones, Joe Lovano, Toshiko Akiyoshi Orchestra, Chico O’farill Orchestra, Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra , Pop Icon Jessica Simpson, Carnegie Hall Jazz Band, Carla Bley Band, Harry Conick jr., Eddie Palmieri Septet, Lincoln Center Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra, Smithsonian Jazz Orchestra, Bob Minzter, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, and the Charlie Haden Liberation Orchestra.  In December of 2003 Michael recorded on Charlie Haden’s Grammy Award winning “Land of the Sun” album featuring Gonzalo Rubalcaba and Joe Lovano. Michael has also recorded on Charlie Haden’s Liberation Music Orchestra album, which was released in August 2005, entitled “Not In our Name” and is featured on “America the Beautiful” and Dvorjac “Going Home”.

Together with his brother, pianist/composer Robert Rodriguez, he recently released the album “Conversations”, which is available in major (online) stores. More info available on

00:00 Live Jazz Hole with DJ Linus
00:50 Untitled Composition – The Michael Rodriguez Quartet
13:31 Live Jazz Hole with DJ Linus
15:01 Untitled Composition – The Michael Rodriguez Quartet
27:30 Bluesy C – The Michael Rodriguez Quartet
38:31 Live Jazz Hole with DJ Linus
39:17 Conversations – The Rodriguez Brothers

all compositions by Michael Rodriguez

Michael Rodriguez (tp)
Mike Moreno (g)
Joe Sanders (b)
Jonathan Blake (d)

ALBUM MUSICIANS (“Conversations”):
Michael Rodriguez (flh)
Robert Rodriguez (p)
Carlos Henriquez (b)
Antonio Sanchez (d)

Michael Rodriguez LIVE

September 19th, Monterey Jazz Festival (The Rodriguez Brothers) – Monterey, CA

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