The American saxophonist Jay Rodriguez, nominated for Grammy, the participant of Master-Jam Fest, will make workshop in Ukraine.

Hernan Jay Rodriguez (USA) — the American saxophonist, flutist and clarinetist with Colombian origins, the founder and member of the well-known New York City’s «Groove Collective», has been nominated twice for a Grammy under the best jazz solo category.


He has worked, produced or recorded with great artists like Elvis Costello, Gil Evans, the Mingus Big band, Celia Cruz, Tito Puente, Medeski, Martin and Wood, Craig Harris, Ray Barretto, Latin pop Icon Ruben Baldes and Willie Colon, Eddie Palmieri, Bobby Sanabria, Stevie Wonder, Joan Osborne, Debbie Harry (Blondie), Widespread Panic, the great Cuban pianist Chucho Valdes, JB Horn Fred Wesley, Bernie Worrell of Parliment Funkedelic, The great Cuban all star jazz band Irakere, Paquito D Rivera/The United Nations Big band under the direction of Dizzy Gillespie, Slide Hampton, James Moodym, Clark Terry, Wynton Marsalis, Cab Calloway, the New York Philharmonic, orchestrated for composer Philip Glass, Rap Artist like Guru’s Jazzmatazz Jazz/Hip Hop project, and Tupac Shakur amongst many.


Работал в танцевальных проектах с Little Louie Vega, Dennis Ferrer, Dj Smash и др. Принимал участие в записях и концертных турах с такими звездами, как Prince, Gangstar, Dj Premiere, Ray Barretto, Bernie Worrell, George Porter Jr. Выступал на одной сцене с James Brown, Isaac Hayes, Erykah Badu, The Roots, B.B. King и другими.


He worked in dance projects with Little Louie Vega, Dennis Ferrer, DJ Smash among others. Jay recorded/toured with Prince, Gangstar, Dj Premiere, Ray Barretto, Bernie Worrell, George Porter Jr., shared the stage with James Brown, Isaac Hayes, Erykah Badu, The Roots, B.B. King and others.


He has been being a part of the fabric of the NYC music scene in many genres as an arranger and soloist for the past 30 years...
Some of Jay’s achievements have been included into the «Encyclopedia of Jazz» (authors: Leonard Feather and Ira Gitler).


«Prolific. Prodigal. Profound. That is Jay Rodriguez. Sometimes the sound is explosive, wild and full of fury, other times his music aches with a passion that’s painful and bare. Always modest and reverent, Rodriguez harnesses the unbridled audacity of youth and melds it with the uncanny discipline of a hardened New York jazz veteran. Married to the song while sleeping with the groove, his sound sings of commitment to an ideal—it is spontaneity, culturally untethered and unpretentious, the excitement of far flung love at all costs. It is perfectionism kissed by chaos.» — Michael Gelfand.


The Workshop of Mr. Rodriguez is aimed to the wide circle of musicians (not only saxophonists).


Master-class, by his words, will be dedicated to:

  • compositional concepts;
  • the language of jazz, blues and Latin music;
  • the history. The story of our all Musica in closing classical and what brings them together;
  • jazz influence to the human spirit and why it sets fire to our collective souls;
  • basic composition and arranging;
  • Drawing for influences from Bach to bebop to the current ideas of our youth, the new generation;
  • philosophy of music. Etc.


Jay Rodriguez will take part at the «Master-Jam Fest» Live Final from 5th to 8th of June in Odessa (UA), and will make the workshop with all musicians and jazz lovers in June 9 at 12:00 in Odessa (Great Hall of the Odessa College of Art and Culture named aft. K. Dankevich (Dvoryanska 32 str).


The enter and participation at the workshop is free.


Information by ph: + 38-093-69-12-087







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