Alfredo Rodriguez - pianoPeter Slavov -contrabassFrancisco Mela -drumsAlfredo Rodríguez
Born in Havana, Cuba, Alfredo trained in the famous Manuel Saumell Classical Music Conservatory until his lucky break came in 2006 when he was selected as one of twelve pianists in the world to play at the prestigious Montreux Jazz Festival. In Montreux, Alfredo was noticed bylegendary music producer Quincy Jones. Just like Michael Jackson, Oprah Winfrey, Will Smith and the many other enormous talents that Quincy Jones has discovered, Alfredo struck a chord in Quincy and Quincy decided to begin working together with Alfredo.
Alfredo's debut CD will be released in July of2010 on Qwest Records and his first European tour will be this Summer. Alfredo's influences range from Bach, Beethoven, and Stravinsky to Thelonious Monk, Bill Evans, Herbie Hancock, and Quincy Jones. In the words of Quincy Jones, "He is very special and I do not say that easily because I have beensurrounded by the best musicians in the world my entire life and he is one of the best." /www.alfredomusic.com/