flute player, improviser, composer and educator
(Extremadura. SPAIN. 1981)
Versatil adventurous spanish flute player and improviser based in The Netherlands, with a long and broad experience working in different music fields as Jazz, World (Flamenco, Brazilian, Latin, Gamelan,…), Classical, Contemporary, Experimental, Electronic, Rock, Free Jazz, Noise, Ambient, Funk, Hip Hop, Pop, and many other music genres.
He has performed in groups and projects with musicians like Phil Woods, Norma Winstone, Alex Sipiagin, The Hague Ethospheric Orchestra, AsGuests quintet, London Improvisers Orchestra, Han Bennink, John Ruocco, Bobby Martínez Latin Elation, Saray Muñoz Barrul, Israel Cerreduela, Yuri Honing, Eric Vloeimans, Michael Moore, Nicole Mitchell, and many others musicians, dancers and artists from different places, cultures and social backgrounds, having performed in different countries in South-East Asia, US, Canada and in a big part of Europe (North Sea Jazz Festival, Bimhuis, Festival Flamenco Viena, Steve Reich Festival, Victoria Nasjonal Jazzscene, Margaret Greeham Theater, Bratislava Jazz Days,…)
He is graduated with Honors from the Royal Conservatory in The Hague (The Netherlands) in Jazz Performance, where he also obtained a Master Degree with positive critics. He also received music education at the Banff Center of Arts (Canada), School for improvisation (Oslo and New York), Institute Seni Indonesia (Surakarta),etc. studying with great musicians as John Ruocco, Dave Douglas, Ralph Alessi, Bobby Martínez, Tony Malaby, Jen Shyu, Hein van de Geyn,…
Currently, he is working on a few projects inspired on many of the sounds of the Asian culture, integrating them in a serie of compositions influenced by the worlds of jazz music, film music, electronic, ambient, electric jazz rock, gamelan music, flamenco, etc.
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Performed with: Phil Woods, Jim McNeely, John Ruocco, Bobby Martinez Latin Elation, Maggie Nichols, Norma Winstone, Alex Sipiagin, Jodi Gilbert, Diego Mune, Michael Moore, Wilbert de Joode, Michael Vatcher, Neil Metcalfe, Eric Vloeimans, London Improvisers Orchestra, Augusto Pirodda, Michal Vanoucek, As guests quintet, Brice Soniano, Saray Muñoz Barrul, Israel Cerreduela, Neel de Jong, Jacques Demierre, Christy Doran, Jesse van Ruller, Han Bennink, Tristan Honsinger, Ab Baars, Pepe Rivero, Anton Goudsmit, Yuri Honing, Michiel Borstlap, Lazara Lopez Cachao, Gerardo Rosales, Phil Minton, Butch Morris, Henk Meugeert, Mike Manieri, Steve Beresford, Stef van Es, Tato de Moraes, Juanjo Pizarro, Guillermo Celano, Nicole Mitchell, Ivar Grydeland, Royal Improvisers Orchestra (RIO),...
Performed in: Spain, The Netherlands, Czech Republic, Austria, Slovakia, Slovenia, Norway, Portugal, Belgium, Canada, US (New York), UK (London), Cambodia, Indonesia, France (Paris),... at North Sea Jazz Festival (NL), Bimhuis (NL), Bratislava Jazz Days (SK), Festival Flamenco Vienna (Austria), Jazzycolors Festival (Paris), Steve Reich Festival (NL), Margaret Greenham Theatre (Canada), National Austrian Radio and TV (ORF), Spanish Radio (RNE-5), Portuguese TV (RTP2), Czech Radio (CRO), Victoria Nasjonal Jazzscene (Oslo), Theater Odeon (Vienna), Dag in de Branding (Holland), het Nuthuis (NL), Cafe Central (Madrid),...
*Received music education studying with masters like John Ruocco, Hein van de Gein, Dave Douglas, Ralph Alessi, Joshua Redman, Ben Street, Tony Malaby, Jen Shyu, Bobby Martinez, Suprapto...
Rodrigo has given workshops and masterclasses of Improvisation in Spain, Czech Rep., Cambodia, Indonesia and The Netherlands.
During the years he has been supported and granted by different organizations as Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds*, Banff Center for Arts, Junta de Extremadura, Ministery of Culture of Indonesia..
- alto flute,
- ethnic flutes from Bali, Java, Cambodia (salai khloi, peipot...) India,Thailand (ken) Vietnam, Iran (ney), recorder,...
- percussions (cambodian gongs, african cowbells, bells, shakeres, african kalimba, ocarina,...)
- voice, electronic devices, delays, reverbs, loops,
- bird sounds, water sounds,...