San Francisco Performances has a highly regarded record of introducing gifted musicians when they are on the brink of big careers. Grammy-nominated jazz pianist Alfredo Rodriguez definitely fits into this category. Rodriguez is an internationally acclaimed Cuban musician who, due to his formal training, is as proficient at playing classical music as he is his chosen genre.
Rodriguez's most recent album, Tocororo, was released in March of 2016. Named for the Cuban bird that dies of sadness if caged, for the artist it reflects: "...not only the desire for liberty, but the necessity of it...freedom, travel, and the cross-pollination of Cuban culture..."