Bobby Rodriguez Orchestra
Jazz Big Band
The Bobby Rodriguez Orchestra (18 piece Big Band) was formed in 1981, playing
swing and Bebop from the 1940's. As the years went on their repertoire expanded
and today the band plays a wide variety of Jazz, Pop, Swing, Bebop and Latin. A
third of its members have been playing with the band for over 20 years, and have
performed with the Miami Sound Machine, Stan Kenton, Maynard Ferguson, Woody
Herman and Count Basie Orchestras.
My Jazz Story
I was first exposed to jazz in NYC. Even though, as a musician, I was playing & singing mostly R&B, after someone took me to
see the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Big Band, followed by a concert with Ella Fitzgerald. I was hooked.