Dr. Rodriguez can help you!
Grammy Nominated recording artist and award winning educator with over forty (40) years of diversified experience which includes a solid record of achievement and success in music, the business of music and music education. Conscientious, resourceful and a flexible team player. A leader who is thorough and well organized in big band to individual lessons, encompassing Jazz, Latin/Jazz, Be-Bop, Funk and contemporary styles. An energetic, innovative professional who has a sense of community and produces positive results.
Private Teaching & Lectures
at Colleges and High Schools
High School for the Performing Arts LACHSA
Dr. Rodriguez, HMA Salsa Jazz Orchestra with students from LACHSA, jamming.
Francis Blend School for the Blind
Dr. Rodriguez with students from Francis Blend School for the Blind jamming on hand percussion instruments.
• Award Winning Educator
• English & Spanish
• Composer & Arranger
• Jazz and LatinJazz Music Expert
• Rehearse the Band in Jazz & LatinJazz Styles & Instruction
• Section Rehearsal & Instruction
• Group & Individual Improvisation & Instruction (All Levels)
• Clave Concept - Salsa Rhythm & Rules
• Private Lessons (All Instruments)
• History, Theory & Harmony
• Big Band, Small Band, Combos, Soloist, Entertainer
A jovial man fueled by an undying love for Jazz and LatinJazz music, trumpet player and bandleader Dr. Bobby Rodriguez is always quick to emphasize that he’s just a guy from East L.A. who was blessed and dedicated enough to make it to the big leagues. This might explain why Rodriguez peppers his feverish agenda of nonstop touring and recording with a variety of educational and philanthropic events. A musician’s musician, he’s equally comfortable performing at the Hollywood Bowl or on the Love Boat, where he spent four years touring the world. Known for his annual Christmas shows in Southern California and for leading the Latin Jazz ensembles at the University of California, Los Angeles UCLA, University of California, Irvine UCI, Pasadena City College. Rodriguez is an incurable romantic, as is evident on his CD LatinJazz Romance.
UC Irvine (2002)
Dr. Bobby Rodriguez was added to the illustrious Jazz faculty by Kei Akagi to direct LatinJazz ensembles and teach Jazz trumpet.
This is a Jazz survey presentation of five important styles of Jazz music - Dixieland, Blues, Swing, Be-Bop and Latin Jazz. This quintet includes Dr. Rodriguez-Trumpet, Ray Pizzi-Saxophone & Clarinet, Karen Hammack-Piano, Ryan Cross-Bass and
Jack Le Compte-Drums.
Jazz Adventure performs hundreds of concerts per year and is a educational/entertainment knock out.
National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (NARAS)
As co-creator, composer & musical director of Grammy in the Schools. With his 23 piece LatinJazz Orchestra Bobby Rodriguez promotes live music through concerts of the history of Jazz and LatinJazz for thousands of school youth.
This is a LatinJazz presentation. It explains the Latin percussion and the rhythms of Salsa, Cha Cha, Bomba, 6/8 (Bembe) Merengue and Bolero.
This is a seven piece group that includes Bobby Rodriguez on Trumpet, Yvonne de Bourbon on Hand Percussion, Serge Kasimoff on Piano, Rene Camacho on Electric Bass, Steve Gutierrez on Drums & Richie Garcia on Conga.
How To Write A Song
Bobby explains the concepts and meaning of title, logic of story, imagination, sequence, hook & verse.
Participants discover the essence of a song as they dive into this creative songwriting workshop. Students explore topics, discuss emotional content, story lines and brainstorm ideas as they learn to write and work together. A series of workshops
allow students to record, hear and critic their own compositions.
Hispanic Musicans Association Salsa/Jazz Orchestra
This is the pet project of Dr. Bobby. HMA helps young musicians with live performances and mentoring to make a smooth transition into the pro ranks.
DA Camera Society
Dr. Rodriguez works with three other musicians to perform and demonstrate Latin rhythms and the joy of music.