Giovanni Rodriguez

 Composer -
Instrumentalist -
 Session Musician -
 Educator -
 Arranger
For Inquiries Please Contact: 
(256) 227-3378 - or-  drgiovanni25@gmail.com
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Biography

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.

Bandleader

Music City Soul Breakers
Giovanni Rodriguez & 12 Manos
Music City Latin Orchestra

Notable Features

Cece Winans - Let Them Fall in Love

  • Played Percussion

  • Grammy Award Winner: Gospel Album of the Year

  • #1 on Billboard's Gospel Charts

Victor Wooten - Sword & Stone/ Words & Tones

  • Played Percussion

Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley - World Full of Blues

  • Played Percussion

Notable Shows

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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.

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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.

Music

El Movimiento - The Movement
Marcela Pinilla - Mi Corazon Es Tuyo
(Featuring Giovanni Rodriguez)

Videos

Educator

Interviews & Radio

Music City Select S1, E2
Golden Time Films
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Nashville Jazz on Acme Radio

TV, Film & Commercial Appearences

Nashville  (Television Series) - 2015

Performance with Christina Aguilera

Percussionist

CMA Country Christmas (TV Series) - 2015

3 Performaces with Jennifer Nettles & Pentatonix

Trumpeter

K Love Awards (Award Show) - 2015

Performance with Danny Gokey

Percussionist

The Identical (Film) - 2014

The Band

Trumpeter

Rubenstein Law (Commercial) - 2014

English & Spanish Version

Actor

Sheryl Crow "Summer Day" (Music Video) - 2010

The Band

Trumpeter

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