Trumpet/composer, Michael Rodriguez was born on July 14, 1979 in Queens, New York. At the age of 8 Michael’s Family moved to Miami where he began studying classical guitar. With much encouragement from his family he then began to play the trumpet in middle school and was later accepted at the prestigous New World High School of the Arts to study trumpet and guitar. Michael continued his trumpet studies with a full schalorship at the University of Miami. After completing two years at the U or M, he decided to transfer to the New School University in New York where he received his B.A.
Michael has performed with pianist Eric Reed, Clark Terry, Bobby Watson, Quincy Jones, Joe Lovano Toshiko Akiyoshi Orchestra, Chico O’farill Orchestra, Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Pop Icon Jessica Simpson, Carnegie Hall Jazz Band, Carla Bley band, Harry Conick Jr., Eddie Palmieri Septet, Lincoln Center Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra, Smithsonian Jazz Orchestra, Bon Minzter, Gonzalo Rubalcaba. In addition to his demand as a performer, Michael also has many documented recording most notably with Charlie Haden and Gonzalo Rubalcaba.