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Tomas Rodriguez

Guitar (Spanish, Classical, Latin, Flamenco)

New York, NY
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Tomas Rodriguez

Guitar (Spanish, Classical, Latin, Flamenco)

About

Tomas Rodriguez is a NYC-based guitarist with a unique repertoire rooted in his Spanish ancestry. His compositions explore the guitar's African and Latin American heritage. He has performed at the International Festival of the Guitar in Lima, Merkin Hall, Trinity Church amongst others, and released three full-length albums. Rodriguez is a dedicated music educator, running a unique honors-level guitar program for young people in Brooklyn that teaches African, Latin, Flamenco, Jazz, and Classical styles. He is a member of Local 802 AFM, ASCAP and The Guitar Foundation of America.

Music

My repertoire is rooted in my Spanish ancestry and guided by the diverse styles of music that have inspired me. These include the folk music of Galicia, Spain, and Venezuelan harp masters Juan Vicente Torrealba and Malian kora virtuoso Toumani Diabaté. My own compositions draw on these influences, displaying an engaging groove, touching harmonies and a mesmerizing exploration of the guitar’s African and Latin American heritages. In addition to performing as a soloist, I also perform in duo with the Gambian kora master Salieu Suso and jazz cellist Barry Kornhauser.

Videos

Audio

Elyne Road

Vals de la Partida (Farewell Waltz)

Neblina Pasajera (with cello)

Ensemble profiles

Past groupmuses (1)

  • Living room

    Guitar of the Americas

    Saturday, Feb 17, 2024 7:00 PM EST

    • Neighborhood: Hastings on Hudson
    • Composers: (See program for composers)
    • Instruments: Solo Guitar
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened 10 days ago