Born in 1970 to a musical family, he studied guitar at age 13. Dominguez was highly influenced by his father, a respected folk singer and guitarist. Early exposure to the musical roots of his homeland, engendered a profound understanding of the traditional rhythms and forms, as is revealed in the natural insight of his later work.
In 1987, astounded by Wayne Shorter's Buenos Aires concert, Rodrigo switched from guitar to tenor saxophone and found his true passion. Within a couple of years he found himself accompanying the most important musicians of the period, including Mono Fontana, Juan Cruz Urquiza and Carlos Lastra. Having studied with the city’s most prestigious teachers, he was awarded a scholarship to attend Berklee College of Music in Boston. In the late 90s he lived and worked in Boston and New York, where he had the privilege of studying under the tutelage of Jerry Bergonzi, Greg Hopkins, Ed Tomassi, Tony Malaby and Chris Cheek, as well as, attending private lessons, master-classes and jam sessions with Walt Weiskopft, Ralph Lalama, Chris Potter, Perico Sambeat, Hermeto Pascoal, Branford Marsalis, Wynton Marsalis, Pat Metheny, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Phil Markowitz and Marc Copland.
Drawn to the rich musical heritage of Brazil, Dom
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