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Celebrating 10 Years of BAMcafé Live!
“He could be breathy and insinuating on a ballad, brawny and extroverted in an uptempo…”—New York Times
Since early childhood, saxophonist Jay Rodriguez has been honing his talent with the likes of Miles Davis, Tito Puente, James Brown, Prince, and even Tupac Shakur. His sound is as diverse as his collaborators, and he swings gracefully from jazz to Latin to funk to hip-hop. The musical director/founder of Groove Collective, one of NYC’s hottest fusion bands, Rodriguez’ expert playing, composing, and arranging, have earned him two Grammy Award nominations.