Jay Rodriguez and Sound – Harlem Afternoon Jazz Series

Jay Rodriguez Jay Rodriguez is a Grammy-nominated Saxophonist, Flautist, Clarinetist, Film Composer, Producer and Arranger. He studied under a full scholarship at the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music, co-founded by Arnie Lawrence, who said, “Mr. Rodriguez is more than a musician. He is a visionary… and a true light to hear and see.” Jay is the consummate artist; his resume reads like a Who’s Who of the music world. He has performed, produced recorded and/or arranged for artists like Elvis Costello, Roy Hargrove, Bobby Sanabria, Musiq Soulchild, Natalie Cole, Melissa Manchester, Patti Labelle, Arturo O Farrill, Bernie Worrell, The Mingus Big Band, Al Macdowell, Kenny Barron, Mongo Santamaria, The Gil Evans Band, Celia Cruz, Doc Cheatham, Miles Davis, and Prince amongst many. He has taught/lectured all over the world including the Royal Academy of Music in Denmark, Berlin, Estonia, Japan, University of Cairo, Uninorte in Colombia and Unam in Mexico. Jay has been a guest on the Jimmy Fallon Show with The Roots as a soloist for English sensation singer/songwriter Michael Kiwanuka and Jim James of My Morning Jacket. Jay co-founded the NYC phenomenon, the Groove Collective, which influenced many modern hip hop and dance music bands.

Featuring:

Jay Rodriguez – Reeds

Preston Fulwood – Piano

Ronnie Burrage – Drums

Melissa Slocum – Acoustic Bass

December 30, 2014

Tickets: $15

1st set: Noon – 12:45pm (15-min break) 2nd set: 1:00 – 1:45pm

House doors open at 11:30am
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