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Rodrigo Villanueva

Drummer and composer, Rodrigo holds a bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in Jazz Studies from the University of North Texas. He has played and/or recorded with several jazz, classical and pop artists from Mexico, Perú, Korea, Japan and the U.S. Among them are Stefan Karlsson, Lynn Seaton, Eddie Gomez, Fareed Haque, Ed Saindon, Clark Terry, Eddie Henderson, Jimmy Owens, Liam Teague, Rodolfo Sanchez, Lee Tomboulian, Hiro Morozumi, Jangeun Bae, Carlos Guedes, Meyer Kupferman, Takayoshi Yoshioka, Jon Anderson, Carlos Prieto, Roberto Limón, Sandra Kaye, Carla White, and the Mexican pop icons Lucero and Alejandro Fernandez

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”He is a very accomplished drummer, a very accomplished improviser, a very sensitive player and a very musical individual.” Ed Soph. -Wendy Wilson, North Texas Daily
”Rodrigo es un baterista de un talento muy especial.” Eddie Gomez. -Xavier Quirarte, Milenio
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Janesville, WI

Willing to teach

Intermediate to advanced students


NIU School of Music
Professor of Jazz Studies
Private Studio in DeKalb, IL and Janesville, WI.
Over 25 years of teaching experience.
Fridays & Saturdays in Janesville, WI.
Tuesdays through Thursdays in DeKalb, IL.

Clinic/Workshop Information

Rodrigo has offered clinics at various universities and jazz schools all around the world: Mexico, Peru, USA, Korea, & Japan. Endorsements:

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Date Event Time
Nov13Sun Rodrigo Villanueva
Trinity Lutheran Church
Madison, WI
9:00 pm
Nov14Mon Rodrigo Villanueva
Northern Illinois University School of Music
Dekalb, IL
8:00 pm
Dec11Sun Rodrigo Villanueva
Trinity Lutheran Church
Madison, WI
9:00 pm


Live In Mexico City
Live In Mexico City
Jazzling Records
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    Rodrigo Villanueva
    Eddie Gomez Trio Live in Mexico...


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