Ever since the famous Cuban trumpet master Inaudi Paisan first gave him a taste for the trumpet in 1982, it soon became the destiny of Renoir Rodriguez to become one of the most influential trumpet players of our time. His contemporary approach to a classical instrument is something that can only be developed and mastered though years of experience and dedication.
Renoir Rodriguez began his early studies at the Esteban Salas Conservatory, and the Vocational Art School Jose Maria Heredia. He had garnered awards and recognition at the Professional Music School and later went to the Superior Institute of Art in Havana, Cuba where he became part of the Symphonic Youth Orchestra of Cuba.
While involved in his university studies, he became part of notable orchestras such as: “Las Hermana Nuviolas”, “P.G.” directed by “El Tosco” Jose Luis Cortéz , and “Carlos Manuel y su Clan”, the most popular orchestra in Cuba during that time.
He has since traveled the world and went on to receive his Bachelor Degree in Music, majoring in Trumpet. Since his arrival in the United States in 2002, Renoir has joined world famous musicians on stage, including Oscar D’Leon, Frankie Negron, Willy Chirino, etc.
The sounds of Renoir Rodriguez can best be described as a riveting emotional experience with soothing melodies inspired by love. His diverse approach to his music combines the sounds of classical Cuban jazz with a certain appeal to a modern audience. The inspiration for Renoir’s music is derived from a number of classical jazz musicians, including Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Wynton Marsalis, Chris Botti and Arturo Sandoval, however his most famous songs have been inspired by the love for his daughter, Nicole.
Renoir’s talent is not just limited to music. The multi-faceted performer is also known for displaying his acting skills in the 2008 film, “Celia: The Queen” where he is recognized for giving a sincere and unforgettable performance, both as an actor and a musician. His actuation at the Lincoln Center in New York and in others venues, has brought his musical soul to a bigger and diversified public: anyone lucky enough to be gifted by the experience of his concert can tell you there is no sound quite like the trumpet of Renoir Rodriguez.
His upcoming goals as a musician include the release of his first album, as well as gaining more recognition among a global audience. “My objective is, that each person in the world can feel my music as something lovely and expressive at the same time.”