One of Spain’s leading flamenco guitarists-composers of this generation, award-winning Jose Antonio Rodriguez has a dazzling and highly versatile career.
He has performed and collaborated with Paco de Lucia, Alejandro Sanz, Chick Corea, Al Di Meola, Astor Piazzola, Joan Baez, George Benson, Arturo Sandoval, John McLaughlin, Rita Moreno, Herman Rarebell (Scorpions), Don Doken, Bobby Kimball (TOTO), and John Parr among others.
In his 20s, Jose Antonio became the youngest flamenco guitar professor at the Conservatory of Music in Cordoba, and his impressive skills got him to compose music for orchestra, ballet, TV and films.
During the 90’s, Rodriguez was featured in Carlos Saura’s film “Flamenco”, and recorded guitar on countless multi-awarded international hits including “Macarena” by Los Del Rio.
In 2003, he recorded guitar on Alejandro Sanz’ mega hit “No Es Lo Mismo” and in 2004, he toured as a special guest for the international superstar.
Jose Antonio Rodriguez has released 9 albums: “Calahorra” (1988), “Callejón de las Flores” (1989), “Manhattan de la Frontera” (1998), “La Leyenda” (2004), “Cordoba… en el Tiempo” (2006), “Anartista” (2012), and “Perfect Strangers” (2015).
In 2018, he moved to Los Angeles and signed with US-based independent label Moon Moosic Records to release “El Guitarrista Azul” (2018), a magnificent collection of beautiful pieces composed by Rodriguez for guitar and orchestra and inspired by Picasso’s blue period.
His most recent album is “Adios Muchachos” (2019) released on the same independent label.
Acclaimed for his powerful and evocative renditions of contemporary flamenco, La Sonanta published the remarkable guitarist-composer prolific work in a master series of books and DVDs in order to preserve flamenco music.