Harlem Jazz Series - Jay Rodriguez
August 9, 2019 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Grammy Nominated Reedman, Jay Rodriguez has brought his sound and musical experience to many genres and generations from Chucho Valdez, Celia Cruz, Prince, Miley Cyrus, to Craig Harris to name a few. NYC raised music veteran Jay Rodriguez is one of NYC’s best kept secrets! Mr Rodriguez plays with an unreserved flexibly on the tenor, alto and soprano saxophones; flute; and bass clarinet. He has worked with artists from Prince to Elvis Costello to Marc Ribot. “On his own forthcoming album, Mr. Rodriguez moves between idioms and energies as easily as he switches instruments…” Giovanni Russonello, THE NEW YORK TIMES. "Jay Rodriguez is a Grammy Nominated Saxophonist, Flautist, Clarinetist, Film Composer, Producer and Arranger.Whatever compelled Rodriguez to avoid putting his name out front for all these years, he stands proud here.” – Nate Chinen, WBGO’s Take 5 Pick of the Week. "He could be breathy and insinuating on a ballad, brawny and extroverted in an up-tempo…” –Jon Pareles, THE NEW YORK TIMES.
Featuring: Jay Rodriguez - reeds
1st set: 7:00 pm - 7:45 pm (15 min break) 2nd Set: 8:00 pm - 8:45 pm
House doors open at 6:30 pm
Greater Calvary Baptist Church, 43-55 West 124th Street, New York, NY 10027
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Great Music! Inexpensive! I really enjoyed it!
Steve R. - Miami, Fl - 12/02/2014
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