David "Piro" Rodriguez

Puerto Rico
Currently living in Puerto Rico

His towering trumpet sounds have graced hundreds of CD's. Famed trumpeter and gifted songwriter "Piro" Rodriguez has played with the likes of Tito Puente, Celia Cruz and Marc Anthony. Now the talented musician breaks out on his own, with the upcoming release of his latest CD, "Ojos Abiertos, Eyes Open."

His solo debut promises to bring more of the Latin, jazzy sounds that's made Rodriguez one of the most important and sought-after trumpeters in the music industry. The songs are some of the hundreds Rodriguez has written during his decades-long music career.

One of 8 children, Rodriguez began playing the trumpet when he was seven years old. By the time he was eleven, he was playing in a regular orchestra. He'd become a professional, cutting CD's and playing with some of the best talents out there, by the time he was only fourteen. By fifteen, his talent was widely recognized; he'd earned the titles of First Trumpet and Musical Director for the famed Willie Rosario orchestra.

His love of music led him to study at the renown Escuela Libre de Musica in Hato Rey, Puerto Rico, and later at the University of Coral Gables in Miami.

The decades that followed included collaborations with dozen of musical greats. His tours include a 15-year-long tour with Tito Puente, an 8year tour with Celia Cruz, a yearlong tour with Juan Luis Guerra and, of course, book and movie fame, including music contributions and cameos in "Mambo King" and "The Thomas Crown Affair."

Today, Piro considers an artists' residence in Yonkers, New York, home. His songwriting continues, with hundreds of melodies on paper, yet to make us all long to hear more.
Ernie Acevedo "Imagen '97" (1997)Trumpet
Jose "EI Canario" Alberto "EI Herido" (1999) Trumpet
Willie Amadeo "Mi Manera" (2000)Trumpet
Marc Anthony "Otra Nota" (1993) Trumpet
Marc Anthony "Todo a Su Tlempo" (1995) Trumpet
Miguel Antonio "Exclusivamente" (1998)Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Jack Bruce "Shadows In the Air" (2001) Trumpet
Kevin Ceballo "Mi Primer Amor" (2000) Trumpet Conjunto Chaney "Escuela de la Salsa" (1994) Trumpet
Celia Cruz "Celia Cruz and Friends" (2000) Trumpet
DLG "Dark Latin Groove" (1996) Trumpet
Dandy "Carisma Y Sabor" (1996) Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Isaac Delgado "Otra Idea" (1997) Trumpet, Fiugelhorn
Descarga Boricua "Abrazate: Descarga Boricua, Vol. 2" (1996) Trumpet, Arranger, Flugelhorn
Descarga Boricua "Somos Uno" (1998) Trumpet
Dominic "Niegalo Todo" (1998) Trumpet
Estrella d'Cuba "Estrella d'Cuba" (2001) Trumpet
Fanla All-Stars "Bamboleo" Trumpet
Junior Gonzalez "Te Sigo Amando" (1998) Trumpet
Juan Luis Guerra "Fogarate" Trumpet
Manuel Mauricio Guerrero "Sueiios" (1998) Trumpet
Guianko "Mi Forma de Sentir" (1998) Trumpet
Kip Hanrahan "Coup de Tete" (1980) Mixing
Larry Harlow "Larry Harlow's Latin Legends" (1998) Arranger
Norman Hedman "Flight of the Spirit" (1994) Trumpet
Hermanos Colon "Hombres No Deben L1orar" (1998) Trumpet
Giovanni Hidalgo "Time Shifter" (1996) Vocals
India "Dlcen Que Soy" (1994) Trumpet
India "Sobre el Fuego" (1997) Trumpet
Isidro Infante "L1cencia Para Enganar" Trumpet
Ralph Irizarry "Nuevo Millenium" (1998) Trumpet
Ina Kaina "Hija de Nueva York" (1997) Trumpet
Maelo "Solo" (1994) Trumpet
Mambo Kings Soundtracks (1992 & 2000) Trumpet
Victor Manuelle "Victor Manuelle" (1996) Trumpet
Melcochita "Mi Son Sabroson" (1996) Trumpet
Lisette Melendez "Un Poco de Mi" Trumpet
Yolandita Monge "Mi Encuentro" (1997) Trumpet
Frankie Negron "Con Amor Se Gana" (1997) Trumpet
Tlto Nieves "Dejame Vivir" (1990) Trumpet
Tito Nieves "Rompecabeza: The Puzzle" (1993) Trumpet
Chico O'Farrlll "Heart of a Legend" (1999) Trumpet
Tito Puente "Salsa Meets .Jazz" (1988) Tito Puente "Por Fin (Finally)" (2000) Trumpet
Paul Simon "Songs from the Capeman" (1997) Trumpet
Puerto Rico All Stars "De Regreso" (1996) Trumpet
Ramon Rodriguez "El Dulcero" (1993) Trumpet
Danny Rojo "En Talla" (2000) Trumpet
Domingo Quinones "Derechos Reservados" (2002) Trumpet
Mickey Taveras "Mas Romantico" (1999) Trumpet
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Genre Styles
Latin Jazz Latin