Dr. Bobby's newest release is "Celebration!" This CD reflects who I am and what my music is today, says Rodriguez. It’s a combination of hot Latin rhythms, screaming horns, sophisticated Jazz chordal structures, great modern voices, new style LatinJazz compositions, brilliant solos and pop elements that add up to what I call “21st century LatinJazz.”
"Trumpet Talk" featuring Kenny Burrell and Alex Acuña. Other CD's include "LatinJazz Romance" and his Grammy Nominated "LatinJazz Explosion." Winner of numerous awards, the Los Angeles New Times Salsa/Tropical Artist of the Year, Lifetime Achievement Award in Jazz from Drew University, KLON's Best New Latin Jazz Artist and "Jazz Educator of the Year." Rodriguez has earned a Gold and three Platinum records, produced six of his own recordings and has produced countless recordings for other artists. Dr. Bobby Rodriguez is on a roll.
Rodriguez is very active in the community. Some of the areas where his expertise has been invaluable are as a member of the Board of Governors of the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (NARAS), member of the Board of the California Institute for the Preservation of Jazz, an educator in the City of Los Angeles Jazz Mentorship Program, and Buddy Collette's Jazz America.
He is presently director of LatinJazz Music and Jazz Trumpet at UCLA, UCI and Pasadena City College, director of the Jazz Adventure, and president of the Hispanic Musicians Association, Inc. And Rodriguez spent four years touring around the world on the "Love Boat."
His fiery and sensitive brand of trumpet playing along with his special ability to communicate with students and adults is amazing. He makes learning and performing fun.
He is very concerned with the musical future of children and has dedicated his life to promoting the Art form of Music and to motivate and educate young musicians.
- University of California at Los Angeles - UCLA (2003-2006), Los Angeles, California, USA
Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA)
California State University at Los Angeles (1999-2001), Los Angeles, California, USA
Master of Arts-Music
University of Southern California - USC (1998-1999), Los Angeles, California, USA
California State University, Long Beach (1975-1977), Los Angeles, California, USA
Bachelor of Arts-Music,
- Rio Hondo Community College (1973-1975), Whittier, California, USA
- Career Academy School of Broadcasting (1968-1969), Hollywood, California, USA
Dr. Bobby Rodriguez
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Director of LatinJazz at UCLA and Jazz trumpet
Director of LatinJazz at UC Irvine and Jazz trumpet
Director LatinJazz Ensemble at Pasadena City College
Leader of the Jazz Adventure, Music Center, L.A.
Member of the City of Los Angeles Jazz Mentorship Program
Performing member of Jazz Goes To School
Teaching member of Buddy Collette's Jazz America
Dr. Bobby Rodriguez has been president of the Hispanic Musicians Association, Inc. for the past twenty-two years.
Dr. Bobby is a wonderful role model for our youth.
2003 to present - UC Irvine - Director of LatinJazz Music and Jazz Trumpet
2000 to present - UCLA - Director of LatinJazz Music and Jazz Trumpet
2001 - California Music Educators Association (CMEA)
1997 Music Center on Tour special assignment: Song writing techniques at Fletcher Drive Elementary.
1996 to present - Jazz Sports L. A., Thelonius Monk Institute, West Coast trumpet teacher
1996 to present - Buddy Collette's Jazz America
1994 to present - Hispanic Musicians Association, Improvisation Courses
1994 to 2002 - NARAS, Grammy's in the Schools
1994-to 2003 Los Angels County High School of the Arts, Director of Jazz Studies, (Artist in Residence - 1993-1994)
1994 to present - DA Camera Society
1993 - Roosevelt High School, Artist in Residence
1992 to present - Jazz Mentorship Program, City of Los Angeles
1991-1997 - Los Angeles Music and Art School
1990-1993 - IOJA, Jazz Goes To School
1988 to present - Jazz Adventure, Music Center on Tour "Jazz Adventure"
1997 to present - International Association of Jazz Educators (IAJE)
The Jazz Leaders
Bobby Rodriguez Plays
California Salsa II
HMA Salsa/Jazz Orchestra
California Salsa I
HMA Salsa/Jazz Orchestra
Tell An Amigo
HMA "Spirit of Music Awards," 1991, 1992
Latin Business Association's 16th Annual Awards Banquet, 1992-1994
VONS Retirement Concert/Dinner for Bill Davila, 1992
TELACU 10th Annual Scholarship Awards, 1993
Celebrando la Diferencia, 1993
Mariachi Christmas, 1993
L.A. ARTS CARE-A-VAN, 1994
Paquito's Christmas, 1994-1996
Carmen (Adaptation), 1997
LatinJazz Christmas Show, 1997-2004
Caribbean Caliente Show for Princess Cruises, 2004
- Professional Musicians Local #47, Hollywood, California, USA
NARAS (National Association of Recording Arts & Sciences), Los Angeles, California, USA
Hispanic Musicians Association, Inc., Los Angeles, California, USA
- ASCAP, Hollywood, California, USA
- International Association of Jazz Educators (IAJE), International
"B & R Time Music" Publishing Company, Los Angeles, California, USA
NOSOTROS, Hollywood, California, USA