Robert Rodriguez Rospide is an American Composer and Pianist. Robert studied piano and percussion at the New World School of the Arts and received his Bachelors from the University of Miami. Robert began to tour the world at the age of 22 as an instrumentalist with virtuoso trumpeter Arturo Sandoval which culminated in many recordings including the score to HBO’s “For Love or Country” starring Andy Garcia and an album produced by Quincy Jones, Emilio Estefan “Trumpet Evolution”.
Robert then continued to NYC to perform, record compose and for many legends including percussionist Ray Barretto, drummer Roy Haynes, Saxophonist David Sanchez, Joe Locke, Paquito D’Rivera, Christian Mcbride, Charlie Haden. Richard Bona, Caribbean Jazz Project and many others. Robert has received commissions and awards from ASCAP, Chamber Music of America and New York Foundation for the Arts and in 2015 He was nominated for a Grammy for Best Latin Jazz Album alongside his brother Mike Rodriguez for their album Impromptu, The Rodriguez Brothers. In 2017 he served on the Jazz composition Faculty at Berklee school of Music and worked in directing ensembles and composition classes alongside Terence Blanchard and his program. Robert’s compositional works can also be heard on the feature film Imprisoned for which he composed, conducted and performed the score, and the award winning Cuban American short film Piel Canela.