Grammy Nominated Reedman Jay Rodriguez has brought his sound and musical experience to many genres and generations.
NYC raised music veteran Jay Rodriguez is one of NYC’s best kept secrets!
He will lead a stellar quartet at Smalls Jazz club on January 17th. Featuring Lonnie Plaxico - Bass , Pheeroan Aklaff - Drums , Pete Drungle- piano and Jay Rodriguez - leader , saxophones and flute.
Mr Rodriguez plays with an unreserved flexibly on the tenor, alto and soprano saxophones; flute; and bass clarinet. He has worked with artists from Prince to Elvis Costello to Marc Ribot. On his own forthcoming album, ” Mr. Rodriguez moves between idioms and energies as easily as he switches instruments… – Giovanni Russonello, THE NEW YORK TIMES
"Jay Rodriguez is a Grammy Nominated Saxophonist, Flautist, Clarinetist, Film Composer, Producer and Arranger.
Whatever compelled Rodriguez to avoid putting his name out front for all these years, he stands proud here.” – Nate Chinen, WBGO’s TAKE 5 PICK OF THE WEEK