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Ruben Rodriguez


Ruben Rodriguez
is mostly self-taught, but spent some time under the tutelage of the esteemed bassist Victory Venegas. His first big gig was with Johnny Colon in 1979. Since then he's worked with Tito Rojas, Luis Ramirez, Ray de la Paz, Willie Colon, Dave Valentin, Charlie and Eddie Palmieri, Hilton Ruiz, Johnny Pacheco, Jose Fajardo, The Fania All Stars, and the late great Machito to name just a few.

In the mainstream jazz field there's people like Grover Washington Jr. and Roberta Flack. And this is still a young man. The bassist Ruben credits with being his biggest influence is the legendary Bobby Rodriguez.