Rich Rodriguez

Richard has performed in various musical situations throughout the United States and internationally. He was the percussionist with Clint Holmes’ nightly television variety show, working with such artists as Tito Puente, Lucy Arnaz, BB King, Richie Havens, Edie Chacon, Diane Reeves, Lorna Luft, Freddy Jackson, Melba Moore, Kenny Rankin, Harold Melvin, Toots Theilmans, Cab Calloway, Wilson Pickett, Nancy Wilson, Lou Rawls, Eddie Torres Dance Troupe, Sandy Patti, Mose Allison and many others.

He has performed in varied musical settings including Off-Broadway theatres, Radio City Music Hall, Nightclubs, Casinos, Cruises and Festivals, with artists such as Clint Holmes, Joan Rivers, Ben Vereen, Neil Carter, Raquel Welch, Little Anthony, The Fifth Dimension, Brook Benton, Mary Wilson and others. He also currently performs with Vulfpeck.

Richard is currently teaching at the Long Island Drum Center, giving his insight on various concepts in stick and hand drumming, and also extensive systems in sight reading.