About Jacob Rodriguez
Jacob Rodriguez is a San Antonio, TX native who began playing the saxophone at age 11. He moved to New York City to pursue his Bachelor and Master’s degrees at the Manhattan School of Music where he studied under Joe Temperley, Dick Oatts, Chris Rosenberg, and Justin DiCioccio. While in New York, Jacob performed around the country with legendary artists such as Aretha Franklin, Cyrus Chesnut, and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, as well as with jazz contemporaries Walter Smith III, Ambrose Akinmusire, and Marcus Gilmore.
Jacob has been a member of the Michael Bublé band since 2007; he appeared on the Grammy Award winning album “Michael Bublé Meets Madison Square Garden” as well as Bublé’s current “Crazy Love” album. Jacob is currently on a world tour with Bublé, playing arenas around the world and across the U.S.
Jacob currently makes his home in Asheville, North Carolina and has been adjunct faculty, teaching saxophone and ensembles, at UNC Asheville since 2012. He also records and performs with original music groups ranging from soul to free jazz to indie rock.