Need trumpet for your live event or recording? Look no further. I am a professional trumpet player, with many years of experience as a freelancer and touring musician in all styles including jazz, funk, soul, r&b, avant-garde, pop, folk, latin, commercial and classical. I can step seamlessly into just about any existing band or professional musical situation, or I can put a professional band or horn section together for your event. I can sight-read, improvise, or learn parts by ear. I also love doing studio work. I can travel to your professional or home studio, or write, arrange and record trumpet/horn parts from my home studio and send them to you digitally.
Phil was AMAZING!! He played the intro for the start of the Kentucky Derby and he nailed it. Our guests loved it!! He was a friendly, easy going guy who fit right in with the family. We love Phil!
We booked last minute for a funeral and Phil was AMAZING! We were fuzzy on the details until the day of - even told him the wrong address and he was so patient with us. He went over and above to fulfill my grandfather's last wishes including hiding behind a shed and he sounded fantastic! I would highly recommend him for any event!
Response from Phil Rodriguez, Professional Trumpeter:
Thanks so much Katie! I can't imagine having me "hide behind a shed" was really a part of your grandfather's last wishes...but it seemed to work! Haha. I'm honored to have been a part of his sendoff.
Price Range: $100 and up
Gig Length: 60 - 240 minutes
Born and raised in Santa Barbara, CA, Phil Rodriguez began studying classical piano at age 5, and took up the trumpet at age 12. As a member of his high school jazz band, Phil received several awards as an outstanding trumpet soloist. After graduating high school in 1998, he was accepted to the Henry Mancini Institute, a prestigious professional-level summer program. Phil continued his studies at the University of Southern California, where he studied with acclaimed trumpeter Bobby Shew, and earned a Bachelor of Music degree in Jazz Studies.
In 2000, Phil was awarded the L.A. Philharmonic Jazz Trumpet Fellowship. After college, Phil spent several years freelancing in Los Angeles, cutting his teeth alongside some of the top studio musicians, and appearing on stage with names like Stevie Wonder, Michael Bublé, and Bonnie Raitt. He toured the U.S. with Concord recording artist Monica Mancini in 2004, and was a member of Andrew Durkin’s Industrial Jazz Group, a critically acclaimed large ensemble with whom he recorded two albums and toured the U.S. and Europe. He also toured Japan three times with the Percy Faith Orchestra.
In 2006 Phil moved to New York City, performing and recording with a variety of different jazz groups, singer-songwriters, pop bands and contemporary music ensembles. He has recorded and toured as a member of jazz/fusion group East West Quintet, and also appears on numerous other recordings. In 2011, he joined Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds, a nationally touring pop act with whom Phil has racked up over 700 live shows and recorded four albums.
Phil relocated to Durham, NC in 2015.
Past Booked Events
|May 05, 2018 • 6:30pm - 6:45pm||House Party|
|June 19, 2017 • 10:30am - 10:45am||Funeral/Memorial Service|
New York City, NY
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