Rodolfo has become one of the most versatile sidemen in the scene. He has shared the stage with jazz greats like Gary Campbell, Silvano Monasterios, Stephen Scott, Troy Roberts, Othello Molineaux, Randy Brecker, Amir ElSaffar, Joe Locke, Andy Laverne, Don Friedman, Robin Eubanks, Jonathan Kreisberg, and Benny Golson. As a composer, his group "Surfaces has self-produced two albums and a new octet version of the band has a new one in the works. Furthermore, he continues to tour the world with contemporary Jazz projects and world-renowned Latin pop star Julio Iglesias. He is a professor at Florida International University.
Julio Iglesias/World Citizen Band/Silvano Monasterios/
Most memorable Next-Level PerformancePlaying with the World Citizen Band in Berlin, Germany. One of those situations when the chemistry in the bandstand is so good that you feel the drums are playing themselves. Effortless and telepathic communication between the band and yourself.
What Drives Your Creativity?Versatile and supportive drummers always inspire me. Artists like Brian Blade, Gerald Cleaver, Adam Nussbaum, Dave King, Matt Cameron, Matt Chamberlain, Will Calhoun, Marcus Gilmore, Gene Lake, Henry Cole to name a few.
Why do you choose Vic Firth?Vic Firth's quality control is the best in the business. The company constantly strives to make better products, innovate and provide us professional drummers with products that make us the most comfortable we can be. Vic Firth cares about the art.