Pianist Bliss Rodriguez began his professional career playing with guitarist and singer Jose Feliciano while still in high school. He went on to study with jazz pedagogue John Mehegan and pianist Lenny Tristano, as well as completing music degrees at Mannes College of Music and Harpur College.

Important musical influences include John Coltrane, Bill Evans, Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Paul Bley, Richie Beirach, Bobo Stenson, Clare Fischer and Keith Jarrett.

In the 60ís and 70ís he worked regularly in New York City, both as solo pianist, and as accompanist to many singers, such as Roseanne Vitro. Since moving to San Francisco in 1986 he has continued to work with singers like Laurie Antonioli, Sherri Roberts and Robin Gregory, as well as instrumentalists such as trumpeter Graham Bruce, and to perform solo piano. In 2001, he toured Japan for 3 months with singer Tressa Lewis.

He appeared twice previously at Chez Hanny with bassist Ron Crotty.

All of which only hints at the superb touch, extraordinary harmonic imagination, and architectural brilliance of his playing. Bliss is the Bay Area's best kept secret. Don't miss this opportunity.


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