Welcome to the official website of Canadian-born, Rio de Janeiro-based musician and educator Vanessa Rodrigues.
Here you can find info about upcoming shows, listen to and purchase her jazz organ recordings, check out her popular series of Salsa piano instructional videos, and more …
“Canadian keyboardist Vanessa Rodrigues is largely responsible for the re-popularization of the jazz organ scene in Rio!”
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Vanessa’s popular Salsa piano instructional eBook!!
‘The Gringo’s E-Guide to Salsa Piano’ features:
- a step-by-step walk-through of 7 must-know classic montunos
- an in-depth breakdown of rhythmic and harmonic variations of said classic montunos.
- rhythm exercises for coordination, independence and understanding the clave.
- detailed scores of all exercises and montunos.
- over 40 accompanying video examples.
Scores and text are easy to read; important points, notes and tips in a vibrant and punchy, decidedly Latin color scheme are featured throughout.
You can now buy the “The Gringo’s E-Guide to Salsa Piano” eBook and accompanying video examples for just $14.99 US through the secure site below:
You can practice every montuno in The Gringo’s E-Guide to Salsa Piano with this set of play-along Mp3s for only $5.99!
How to Play Jazz on the Hammond Organ – F Blues
*** NOW AVAILABLE: Full sheet-music transcription of all music in the above tutorial video, including bass lines, comping chords and RH solos ***
Malta Silva Rodrigues – Erê
“An Afro-Brazilian departure from the traditional jazz organ trio format, with elements of Baião, Capoeira, Candomblé, Jazz and Blues”
Carlos Malta – flutes & woodwinds
Robertinho Silva – drums and percussion
Vanessa Rodrigues – Tokai TX5 Combo Organ
Partner/recording: Sputnik Phonograms https://www.sputnik.mus.br/
Album now available!
Recorded in Rio de Janeiro in 2012/2013.
Featuring Vanessa Rodrigues on Hammond organ and Rafael Barata on drums