Born in East Havana Cuba, and raised in Miami , percussionist and composer Roberto Rodriguez brings groundbreaking new music through his cross-cultural roots. Drawing upon his influences across the board of traditional Cuban music roots to contemporary genres of world music and Sephardic music, pop, jazz and improvisation, electronic, classical, he is one of the most versed performers and intriguing composers today.
He studied violin, piano and trumpet at Caturla Conservatory of Music in Habana, and trumpet and drumset from his father, trumpeter and arranger Roberto Luis Rodriguez. Roberto began playing professionally drumset at the age of 13 in Miami with his fathers ensembles as well as Israel “ Cachao “ Lopez. He received full scholarship to the music program at Univ. of Miami.
Maurce El Medioni, Rufus Wainwright, Joe Jackson, John Zorn, Marc Ribot, Celia Cruz, Israel “CACHAO” Lopez, Paquito D’Rivera, Julio Iglesias, Miami Sound Machine, Paul Simon, TBone Burnett Lloyd Cole, Ruben Blades, Larry Coryell, Dr. L Subramaniam, Kavita Krishnamurti, Randy Brecker, Dave Liebman, Kim Karnes, Phoebe Snow, Dianne Shur, Lester Bowie, Wadada Leo Smith, Irving Fields