Jose Rodriguez holds a Bachelor's and Master's in Music from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where he studied with David Tanenbaum. He has been a Faculty member of the School of Arts at the University (UABC) in Ensenada, B.C. and teaches privately in Tijuana and San Diego.
He began his musical studies at the EMNO in Casa de la Cultura de Tijuana, and in 1996 he continued at the Centro Hispanoamericano de Guitarra and at the Conservatorio de la Orquesta de Baja California, in Tijuana, Mexico, where his teachers included Carlos Patiño, Francisco Guerrero and Cuban guitarist Teresa Madiedo.
He has taken part in masterclasses with such world renowned guitarists as Costas Cotsiolis, Leo Brouwer, David Russell, Manuel Barrueco, and Zoran Dukic.
1st Prize, Biannual Guitar Concerto Competition, San Francisco Conservatory of Music, CA
3rd Prize, Cal State Dominguez Hills Guitar Competition. Los Angeles, CA
3rd Prize Concurso Nacional de Guitarra, Paracho, Mexico
Along his solo recitals, Jose performs frequently with violinist Thomas Yee and together they released the CD recording “Historia” Tangos, Spanish dances, jazz and more.
"Diario 2003" solo guitar music by Mexican composer Alberto Ubach
"Historia" Tangos, Spanish dances, jazz and more.. with violinist Thomas Yee.
Tijuana Guitar Quartet
A promoter of Mexican classical music, TGQ performs original works from renaissance to modern works and own arrangements.