DRUMMER/PROFESSOR RODRIGO VILLANUEVA, NIU Jazz Lab Band FUND RAISER

February 26, 2020
7:30PM UNTIL
$10/$5 STUDENTS & MUSICIANS

Rodrigo Villanueva is professor of jazz studies at NIU. He teaches jazz drum set, jazz arranging, and is the director of the NIU Jazz Lab Band. Under his direction the Lab Band has toured internationally, has won twice the first place at the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire Jazz Festival (2008 and 2010), released a CD The NIU Jazz Lab Band ~

He has composed and arranged in many styles and for different instrumentations, from percussion solos to big band. Walrus Music and Increase Music have published some of his compositions. As an educator, he has taught several workshops and courses in Mexico, South America, Korea, Japan and the U.S.

“A very accomplished drummer & improviser, a very sensitive player and a very musical individual.” Ed Soph.

“Rodrigo es un baterista de un talento muy especial.” Eddie Gomez.

“Rodrigo displays an extremely professional attitude about everything he does and has shown himself to be dedicated to becoming an outstanding musician.” Dan Haerle.

“Rodrigo is a very fine drummer who watches the singer like a hawk and stays in that pocket.”Sandra Kaye.

“In addition to possesing great talent, drive and passion for music, Rodrigo is an extremely motivated, persistent and responsible individual demonstrating great work ethics.” Stefan Karlsson.

“Super drummer from Mexico City who played and recorded in my trio. Nobody plays samba like Rodrigo!” Hiro Morozumi.

“Villanueva is a man of many moods and many tools, using a variety of sticks, mallets and brushes for both subtle and aggressive playing.” Andrea Canter.

“One of the most musical and sensitive drummers that I have ever played with!.” Ed Saindon.

“A very accomplished drummer & improviser, a very sensitive player and a very musical individual.” Ed Soph.

“Rodrigo es un baterista de un talento muy especial.” Eddie Gomez.

“Rodrigo displays an extremely professional attitude about everything he does and has shown himself to be dedicated to becoming an outstanding musician.” Dan Haerle.

“Rodrigo is a very fine drummer who watches the singer like a hawk and stays in that pocket.”Sandra Kaye.

“In addition to possesing great talent, drive and passion for music, Rodrigo is an extremely motivated, persistent and responsible individual demonstrating great work ethics.” Stefan Karlsson.

“Super drummer from Mexico City who played and recorded in my trio. Nobody plays samba like Rodrigo!” Hiro Morozumi.

“Villanueva is a man of many moods and many tools, using a variety of sticks, mallets and brushes for both subtle and aggressive playing.” Andrea Canter.

“One of the most musical and sensitive drummers that I have ever played with!.” Ed Saindon.