Singer Maria Alejandra Rodriguez hails from Venezuela, but the music she sings has an international influence that features tinges of bossa nova, cha cha cha, boleros, Latin jazz and other modern arrangements for a style all its own. In this show at Club Bonafide in New York City, this seductive South American songstress presents selections from her latest album, Aqui y alla, on which she arranged, composed and produced most of the tracks.
Her music has a style of its own but always rooted in Venezuelan traditional music blended with tinges of bossa nova,Cha cha cha, Boleros, Latin jazz and other modern rhythms in her arrangements. Her voice stands out for its beauty, tuning and cool touch with a deep feeling. Now, she unfolds her new musical phase in a more artistic and complete way both as a musician and a singer being the female voice of the venezuelan cuatro.
In 2010, she left for The United States to keep on growing musically. There she explored the local circuit interpreting her own music as a singer songwriter. Among her successful presentations were the full house shows in Miami, Florida where she performed at concert halls like Books & Books, Van Dyke Café, and Teatro Para Todos, Hoy Como Ayer, Miami Hilton Intercontinental Wynwood Kitchen and Bar, MOCA Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami. She also performed sold out in New York at Terraza Seven, El Taller Latinoamericano, Casa Mezcal, Antibes Bistró and Shrine World Music Venue.
María Alejandra Rodríguez settled in Mérida, ‘The City of Gentlemen’, wishful to perform for Venezuelans. In June 2015, she performed with the Aragua Symphony Orchestra playing her own songs. She participated in two important jazz festivals: the Saveurs Jazz Festival in Segré, and Wolfi Jazz in Normandy, France where she was accompanied by the excellent trumpeter Nicolás Folmer in July of this year.
She is currently promoting her latest outing entitled “Aquí y allá” where she debuts as arranger and composer of most tracks, and producer.