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Giovanni Rodriguez is a Nashville based Grammy Award-winning multi-instrumentalist, born in Italy to Dominican parents. Growing up in Europe, and through the diversity of his parent's music, Giovanni showed an interest in music at an early age and learned to appreciate and respect all genres of music.
Giovanni is a composer, producer, arranger, educator, and works as a session musician. He is also bandleader of the Music City Latin Orchestra, Giovanni Rodriguez & 12 Manos and Music City Soul Breakers.
In 2018, Rodriguez received a Grammy for the percussion work he did on CeCe Winans', "Let Them Fall In Love" record which was went #1 on Billboard’s Gospel Music Chart. He has also recorded percussion on Victor Wooten’s double album titled “Swords & Stones/Words & Tones.”
In 2010, Rodriguez and his musical partners released an Afro-Caribbean record titled "The Movement" under the group name EL MOVIMIENTO.
Giovanni was recently selected to perform at the 2020 Super Bowl LIV for Latin All-Star group organized by Wes Little to perform the pregame. He has shared the stage and/or recorded with Chris Stapleton, Christina Aguilera, Sheryl Crow, Gloria Gaynor, Taj Mahal, Vince Gill, Macy Grey, Aaron Neville, Michael McDonald, Frank McComb, Donnie McClurkin, James Fortune, La India, David Liebman, Jaci Velasquez, Los Hombres Caliente, The Wooten Brothers, Dara Tucker, Tommy Sims, Eric Roberson, Andy Narrell, Salvador, Bill Dickens, and Kirk Whalum.
You can catch the Nashville Independent Music Award winning group Giovanni Rodriguez & 12 Manos' LIVE weekly residency at the acclaimed Rudy’s Jazz Club Room EVERY Monday at 9 PM.
Music City Soul Breakers
Giovanni Rodriguez & 12 Manos
Music City Latin Orchestra
Cece Winans - Let Them Fall in Love
Grammy Award Winner: Gospel Album of the Year
#1 on Billboard's Gospel Charts
Victor Wooten - Sword & Stone/ Words & Tones
Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley - World Full of Blues
2020 Super Bowl LIV Pre-Show
Selected to perform at the 2020 Super Bowl LIV for Latin All-Star group organized by Wes Little to perform the pre-game.
Mike Farris: The Soul of Christmas Tour
Grammy Winner Mike Farris': The Soul of Christmas 2019 Tour (Featuring Gloria Gaynor)
Rudy’s Jazz Club Room Residency
Giovanni Rodriguez & 12 Manos' LIVE weekly residency at the acclaimed Rudy’s Jazz Club Room EVERY Monday at 9 PM.
El Movimiento - The Movement
Marcela Pinilla - Mi Corazon Es Tuyo
(Featuring Giovanni Rodriguez)
Interviews & Radio
Music City Select S1, E2
Golden Time Films
Nashville Jazz on Acme Radio
TV, Film & Commercial Appearences
Nashville (Television Series) - 2015
Performance with Christina Aguilera
CMA Country Christmas (TV Series) - 2015
3 Performaces with Jennifer Nettles & Pentatonix
K Love Awards (Award Show) - 2015
Performance with Danny Gokey
The Identical (Film) - 2014
Rubenstein Law (Commercial) - 2014
English & Spanish Version
Sheryl Crow "Summer Day" (Music Video) - 2010