In his first year since arriving in the United States, Cuban piano sensation Alfredo Rodríguez has played to capacity crowds at the Playboy Jazz Festival, the SXSW Music Festival, the Detroit Jazz Festival, the Monterey Jazz Festival, the Newport Jazz Festival, and the San Francisco Jazz Festival. Both his New York and his Los Angeles club debuts sold out. Opening for Herbie Hancock and others, Alfredo played for 18,000 fans at the LA Symphony’s official welcome for Gustavo Dudamel at the Hollywood Bowl. He is currently working on his debut album with music producer Quincy Jones be released in Spring of 2010 on Qwest Records.
Born in Havana, Cuba, Alfredo studied at the Manuel Saumell Elementary Classical Music Conservatory until his lucky break came in 2006 when he was selected as one of two Cubans to play at the Montreux Jazz Festival.
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