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Recently relocated to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Vanessa Rodrigues is an accomplished pianist, music educator, and is also one of Canada’s most promising young jazz organists.

Vanessa has shared the stage with acclaimed international artists such as Brazilian guitarist Ricardo Silveira, Peruvian bass virtuoso Oscar Stagnaro, saxophonist Ronnie Cuber and trumpeter Randy Brecker, and has studied under Hammond B-3 organist Dr. Lonnie Smith and Colombian Salsa pianist Jaime Henao.

She has performed across Canada, Europe and Brazil, and founded a popular yearly jazz organ jam session in Montreal, at which she counts organist Joey DeFrancesco and saxophonist Kenny Garrett among her guests.

Vanessa has released 5 albums as a leader: Soul Project (2005); Gale/Rodrigues Group Live at the Rex (2007); Soul Food for Thought (2009); Buckaloose: the 270 Sessions (2010); and Buckaloose: Live at Upstairs (2013); and is the organist on Brazilian guitarist Ricardo Silveira's album “Organ tRio” (2013).

She also wrote and published a popular method e-book, The Gringo's E-Guide to Salsa Piano (2014): www.vanessarodrigues.com/salsa-ebook


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