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A Modern Jazz Trumpet Workshop and Concert with Mike Rodriguez

Presented by the Festival Of New Trumpet Music
Hosted by New York University Steinhardt Jazz Studies and The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music

AGE 12 to 21 years
LEVEL beginner to advanced
FEE all free to participating students
DATE Sunday, Sept 9, 2018
CATERING Refreshments will be served

11am-2pm
WORKSHOP
New York University Steinhardt

Jazz Studies – Room C207
75 3rd Ave (at East 11th St.), New York, NY 10003

3-5pm
FONT AWARD OF RECOGNITION
Award presentation with Tom Harrell
The New School
Glass Box Performance Space, Arnhold Hall, 1st floor
55 West 13th Street, New York, NY 10011

6pm
CONCERT
with Mike Rodriguez and Workshop Students
The New School
Glass Box Performance Space, Arnhold Hall, 1st floor
55 West 13th Street, New York, NY 10011
$20 suggested donation for public concert attendance

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Mike Rodriguez

Grammy nominated Trumpeter and composer, Michael Rodriguez was born in Queens, New York. Michael was inspired to pursue music as a career by his father. Michael studied at the New World school of the Arts in Miami, Florida and continued his studies at the University of Miami. After completing two years at the University of Miami, he decided to transfer to the New School University in New York where he received his B.A.

Michael has performed with Clark Terry, Bobby Watson, Quincy Jones, Joe Lovano, Toshiko Akiyoshi Orchestra, Chico O’farill Orchestra, Lincoln Center Orchestra , Pop Icon Jessica Simpson, and has traveled with the Carnegie Hall Jazz Band, Carla Bley Band, Harry Conick jr., Eddie Palmieri Septet, Lincoln Center Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra, Smithsonian Jazz Orchestra, Bob Minzter and currently with The Charlie Haden Liberation Orchestra. In December of 2003 Michael recorded on Charlie Haden’s Grammy Award winning Land of the Sun album featuring Gonzalo Rubalcaba and Joe Lovano. Michael has also recorded on Charlie Haden’s Liberation Music Orchestra album, which was released in August 2005, entitled Not In our Name and is featured on America the Beautiful and Dvorjac Going Home. Michael co-leads a group with his brother pianist Robert Rodriguez and has 4 recordings as the Rodriguez brothers. The most recent recording entitled “Impromptu“ was nominated for a Grammy in 2016.