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Ricky Rodriguez

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I'm a bass player and composer. I was born in Ponce , Puerto Rico. I received my bachelor's of music in classical bass at the Conservatory of Music of P.R . In Puerto Rico I had the opportunity to perform with some of the giants in Latin Jazz today. These included performances with Giovanni Hidalgo, Jerry Gonzalez, Chuchito Valdez, Erick Figueroa, Miguel Zenon , Mandy Visoso and orchestra, Endel Duen~o, Paoli Mejias, Ricardo Pons and Causa Comun, and a couple of memorable performances with masters such as Danilo Perez, Branford Marsalis and David Sanchez. Now living in the New York city , I have the opportunity to play with distinguished musicians such as , David Sanchez Quartet , Branford Marsalis , Rusell Malone , Herlin Riley , the Chico O' Farril Afro-Cuban Big Band , Luis Bonilla and Trombonilla , Ignacio Berroa Quartet , Michele Rosewoman , the Rodriguez Brothers group , Orlando Puntilla , Osmany Paredes Quartet , Vinnie Valentino, John Riley, Dick Oatts, Cristos Rafalides and Manhattan Vibes, Miguel Zenon Quartet, Chris Washburn ans Syoto's Band, Chembo Corniel , Adam Rogers, Ximo Tebar, Dave Samuel, William Cepeda and Afrorican Jazz, Papo Vazquez ,Myron Walden, Joe Magnarelli, the Pleneros de la 21 , Samuel Torres Band , Mike Freeman , Marlon Simon , Ralph Irizarry . Ricardo Rodriguez has already recorded with R.I.P Alvin Batiste (Marsalis Music Honor Series) , Ricardo Pons and Causa Comun ( Segunda Piel) , Endel Duen~o ( Energy) , Raul Romero ( Hologram) , Mayra Casales ( Woman on Fire ) , Luis Bonilla and Trombonilla ( Terminal Clarity ) , Desmar Guevarra ( Del otro lado del Espejo ) , Mike Freeman ( Zona Vibe ) , Yarimil Caban ( Mima ) , the Rodriguez Brothers ( Conversations ) , Papo Vazquez ( From the Badlands ) .

Firehouse 12 Performances

Miguel Zenon Quartet Friday, May 9, 2008, 10:00p

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