Sam Rodriguez with his distinct musical personality has established himself as one of the top drummer/percussionist players of his generation. He is recognized for his strong and creative imagination that presents a fresh, new sound and approach to both drums and percussion. Sam has performed with many artists, including Anita Baker, Al Jarreau, Jennifer Holiday, Barry White, Gladys Knight and Jessye Norman. Sam interprets a wide range of rhythms, including the Puerto Rican Bomba & Plena, Guaguanco, Samba and Latin Jazz. He first gained international exposure in 1979 as a member of the Richie Ray and Bobby Cruz Salsa Band and later with the Dynamic Les DeMerle Band.