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David Rodrigues

David Rodrigues
Trumpet

Overview: David Rodrigues a.k.a. D-rod for those that know me in the inner circles. Avid jazz and classical musical connoisseur. Began playing the trumpet at age 10. Thought the instrument would be easy since it only had three buttons on it. Boy was I wrong !! Have performed with many local and up and coming groups from diverse musical backgrounds for the past 15 years. I am a hoarder, in a weird way for obtaining as many Bach Stradivarius trumpets as I can get my hands on. Currently I have 4 from different era's and looking to increase my collection.

Proudest achievement musically: Being able to pull my weight in any group I've played in with professional players and or music majors while in school. I am a tax accountant by trade, trumpet musician by night. Graduated from San Jose State University with my B.S. in Accounting.

Musical Influences: Rafael Mendez, Clifford Brown, Lee Morgan, Arturo Sandoval, Thomas Gansch.

Favorite Musical Groups: Here Come The Mummies, Mnozil Brass, Tower of Power, Earth Wind and Fire, Blood Sweat & Tears, anything with a rockin' horn section.

Hobbies: Bartending, smoking cigars, and gambling.

Quote: "The only guarantees in life are death and taxes, and knowing my luck, I'll drop dead doing someone else's taxes" !!