Robert Rodriguez Quartet
John Ellis (tenor saxophone), Matt Brewer (bass) and Eric Doob (drums)
Wednesday, Jun 06, 2012 9:30 PM EDT
(8:45 PM Doors)
Jazz Standard, New York, NY
The son of a deeply musical family of Cuban heritage, NYC native Robert Rodriguez studied piano and percussion at the New World School of The Arts in Miami and earned a full scholarship to the University of Miami. During his student years, Robert had the opportunity to perform with Jerry Bergonzi, Jon Faddis, Kenny Weeler, and Maria Schneider; while living in Miami, he worked with the great Ira Sullivan and toured with the Arturo Sandoval band. Back in New York since 2000, Robert has gigged and/or recorded with Ray Barretto, Roy Haynes, Charlie Haden, David Sanchez, and Richard Bona, just to name a few. In May 2009, Robert's Sexteto Rodriguez released CD Timba Talmud, which synthesized Cuban music and Jewish music in an entirely new sound of joy, melancholy, and profound emotional clarity.
All seating is on a first come, first seated basis. Ticket purchase guarantees you admission to the show. Serving award winning Blue Smoke Barbecue.