With more than 30 years experience as a Classical, Jazz, Latin, and almost all of the genres included in the spectrum of popular music, my background as a Double Bass and Electric Bass player will add the special touch and groove that only the bass can give to your song. As a Cuban musician I can provide your song with that special latin flavor.
Bass player, composer, producer, and educator, Mauricio J Rodriguez is one of the finest musicians of his generation in Cuba. He was member of Fervet Opus jazz quartet, one of the most important Latin jazz bands in Cuba in the 80’s, touring around the world to many festivals and concert including The Havana Latin Jazz Festival, Jamboree, Bratislava, Spain, and Moscow, among others. In 1994 he moved to Venezuela with the string quintet Union under a contract with the Venezuelan Cultural Ministry to participate in the Youth Symphony System as a professor and consultant. For more than six years he taught in the Aragua Conservatory and was the Master of the Aragua’s Symphony Orchestra double bass section. In 2001 he moved to USA where his performance was well received in the music community inviting him to perform with different bands and ensembles, among them are Guisando Caliente, and Trylogy Latin Jazz Trio, to name a few. Currently he is teaching at Saint Leo University as an Adjunct professor of music. His degrees include two Master of Music Performance, one from Cuba and the second form University of South Florida and superior studies at the University of Miami in Jazz Studio Writing. As a composer his music has bee played around the world, from Symphony orchestra to soloists.
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Reviews (4)Endorse Mauricio J Rodriguez
Mauricio is an excellent and talented composer, arranger and musician. He is the person I go to for all my arrangements in strings and other instruments. His knowledge in music and harmony is immense and recording bass with him is a magnificent experience. I feel honored to work with him.
Grammy award winner/4 time grammy nominee
Mauricio is one of the MOST AMAZING bass players I have ever met and had the honor to work with. In having more than 16 years of experience in music I can honestly say that Mauricio is by far the BEST. Extremely talented, professional, and easy to work with! I am honored to have him in my band.
Work with Mauricio has been a great experience. Amazing bassist!. Besides the contibution in each song it was totally perfect. We hope to continue making music with extraordinary musician.
Vicente Viloria (songwriter)
Perfect Stranger Project
Miami Fl. USA
I had worked with Mauricio Rodríguez and I can say that he is one of the best double-bass sound that I've listened. His profesionalism make to him one of the musicians that I will call for concerts, arranger even recordings.
Interview with Mauricio J Rodriguez
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Fervet Opus Latin Jazz Quartet from Cuba and Guisando Caliente with Kenny Drew, Jr and most recently with Perfect Strangers Project and Adrianna Foster
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: At this moment I am working in four projects, two as a producer-composer-arranger, another as an upright bass, and the last one as a composer writing a fantasy for two basses and full orchestra based in themes from Carmen by Bizet, commissioned for the Miami Symphony Orchestra to be premiered in the 2016-2017 season
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I have been recording, producing, composing and arranging from small combo to Symphony Orchestra, besides my academic background (a masters in Music Perfromance from Cuba and USF and post-grade studies in Studio Jazz Writing from University of Miami) for more than 20 years
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I have an eclectic style from Jazz to Pop, Latin to Pop, but with the background from Night clubs to the Symphony Orchestra
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: We can use Skype for a first production contact and setup sessions thorugh JamKazam for rehearsing in case of needed. Or you can send me an mp3 track with charts with specific details about your song or without it and I will prepare three takes for you to choose the one that most suits your intention
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: 7/8 Samuel Shen Upright Bass with DPA Condenser bridge attached Mic, Shadow contact Mic and AKG 414 XLS for additional acoustic reception. Electric Upright Bass: Silent Bass Yamaha Electric Bass: Modulus Quantum 6 and Fretless Yamaha BB 200 Pre-Amps: Avalon Vt 737sp, Fishman Pro-EQ Platinum, PreSonus MP20