June 2, 2015 – 12pm – 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.
June 2, 2015
Rendall Memorial Presbyterian Church
59 West 137th Street
New York, NY 10037
1st set: Noon – 12:45pm (15-min break) 2nd set: 1:00 – 1:45pm