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Orange Coffee aka Kat Rodriguez CV

 

EDUCATION

 

Lehman College School of Continuing and Professional Studies, Bronx, NY

Master Degree in Applied Music & Teaching

 

The New School University for Jazz and Contemporary, New York, NY

Bachelor of Arts Degree, Music

 

Fiorello LaGuardia High School of Performing Arts

Specialized Music High School

 

Julliard School College Prep

Private Music Lessons w/David Guy

 

DIRECTOR/TEACHING

 

  • Brooklyn College – Professor, Director of the Jazz Big Band (2021-present)

  • New Visions AMS High School – General Music Teacher 9-12th Grade (2020-present)

  • The Committee on the Status of Women: North American Saxophone Alliance Mentoring Program  - Mentor (2020-present)

  • Sing For Hope/Young at Arts Lab at Amani Public Charter – Director of Music and Curriculum – (2020)

  • Midwestern Music Camp at The University of Kansas School of Music – Guest Artist/Clinician (2020)

  • Band of Angels in Kansas City, MO – Masterclass/Guest Artist/Clinician (2020)

  • Building Bridges Summer Camp Feat. The Nth Power in Bronxville, NY – Director/Clinician (2020)

    • Spearheaded an online summer camp concluding with a Performance with guest artist The Nth Power

  • “Sampled” Ensemble at New Jersey City University – Lecturer (2020)

  • Hiring director for Eliza Frost Corwin early childhood center (2020)

    • Spearheading steering committee to review applicants

    • Supervised job enrollment process

  • Music Production Class in North Monterey County HS in Castroville, CA – Clinician (2020)

  • Strange Fruit Online Series with Nikki Glaspie – Curator (2020 – present)

  • North Monterey County Unified School District Summer Program – Masterclass/Guest Artist/Clinician w/The OG’s (2019)

  • Rock Band Summer Camp in Bronxville, NY Feat. The Nth Power – Director/Clinician (2019)

    • Directed Summer camp

  • Pop Experience Summer Camp in Bronxville, NY Feat. Divinity Roxx, Marcie Chapa, Dave Fabris – Director/Clinician (2019)

    • Spearheaded summer camp

    • Secured scholarship for students in need

  • Women’s Panel at Young at Arts in Bronxville, NY feat. Angelika Beener, Carmen Laboy, Tiffany Monique, Bridget Barkan, Lessie Vonner, Shirazette Tinnin – Curator (2019)

    • Curated panel

  • International Day of Girl in Manhattanville College in Harrison, NY – Panelists (2019)

    • Curated and coached all female band to perform

  • Beyonce’s Ensemble at Berklee College, Boston, MA – Masterclass/Guest Speaker/Clinician w/The OG’s (2019)

  • Beyonce Experience Summer Rock Camp in Bronxville, NY Feat. Divinity Roxx, Nikki Glaspie, Dave Fabris – Director (2019)

    • Launched first Rock Band with guest artist summer intensive camp

  • The Alliance for Renewal at St. Johns Getty Square – Team Coordinator (2019-present)

    • Prepared, evaluated and disseminated the materials for a 3 day panel consisting of experts in their field from Yale, Peabody and Manhattan School

    • Assessed information for alliance

  • Anyone Can Drum Clinics in Mount Vernon District, NY Schools – Rhythm Bucket Class (12 sessions) (2017)

    • Launched bucket class in underserved neighborhood in Mt Vernon

  • Young At Arts in Bronxville, NY – Full-Time Director of Instrumental Department (2016-present)

    • Develop and implement programmatic strategic plans that assist in meeting the growth of Instrumental department

    • Oversee everyday functions with a focus on building, driving, and developing programming designed to support youth and young adults

    • Monitor and analyze program, community, and budget for Instrumental needs

    • Arrange transportation for students in need

    • Ensure high-quality program delivery

    • Ensure commitment to and compliance with all agency policies and procedures and contractual obligations

    • Assist in creating a culture of transparency and communication throughout the areas of responsibility and the organization

    • Develop positive relationships with funders, community partners and government agencies

    • Proactively address challenges that arise in both internal and external environments

    • Integrate masterclasses with Artist

    • Oversee and conduct student recruitment

    • Oversee program curriculum

    • Merge musical theater with ensemble for performances

    • Conduct ongoing performance reviews

    • Plan and implement regularly scheduled staff meetings

    • Conduct ongoing assessment with regard to the effectiveness of emergent and planned curriculum

    • Monitor and maintain a clean, safe environment including planned fire safety drills

  • Boys and Girls in Mount Vernon, NY – Music Makers (Composition Class, 12 sessions) (2016)

    • Launched lyric writing class

  • Young At Arts in Bronxville, NY –  Music Makers (Composition Class, 12 sessions) (2016)

    • Launched lyric writing class

  • Amani Charter School in Mount Vernon, NY – Full-time General Music Teaching Position (2016)

    • Recruited students to be a part of afterschool programs

    • Created curriculum consisting of theory, music history, rhythm analysis, performance

  • Amani Charter School in Mount Vernon, NY – Band Director (2016)

    • Acquired funds for drumline instruments

    • Acquired funds for out of state school trip

  • Amani Charter School in Mount Vernon, NY – Choir Director (2016)

  • Amani Charter School in Mount Vernon, NY – African Drums Teacher (2016)

    • Launched African Drum class with donated 30 drums

  • Young at Arts in Bronxville, NY – Part-time After School Instrumental Teaching Position (2016)

  • Dublin Simon Community Service in Dublin Ireland - Guest Speaker/Clinician w/BeyGood, Beyonce’s Foundation (2014)

  • Life Standard Initiative in Monterrey, Mexico - Guest Speaker/Clinician w/BeyGood, Beyonce’s Foundation (2013)

  • Central Única das Favelas (CUFA) in Fortalez

a Brazil - Guest Speaker/Clinician w/BeyGood, Beyonce’s Foundation  (2013)

  • Casa de Hip Hop Kolacho in Medellin, Colombia - Guest Speaker/Clinician w/BeyGood, Beyonce’s Foundation (2013)

  • West End House in Boston, MA - Guest Speaker/Clinician w/Brianna Cox (2013)

  • Children Cancer Ward at the National University Hospital in Singapore - Guest Speaker  (2009)

  • Harmony Program w/Lenora Helm in Park West High School in NYC, NY - Part-Time Teaching Position (2002)

 

PERFORMANCE EXPERIENCE

 

2023

  • Renaissance World Tour

  • Renaissance Movie in Theaters

 

2021

  • NBA Anthem featuring Jon Batiste

 

2020

  • Recorded on Kelly Clarkson’s and Brett Eldredge Under the Mistletoe

  • Kansas City Fox News “Kat Rodriguez Band of Angels Gala Performance”

 

2019

  • Black Girls Rock Awards Performance in Newark, New Jersey w/Monica, Erykah Badu, Common, India Arie, Ari Lennox, Kiana Lede, Elle Varner, Mumu Fresh

  • Mission y Musica in San Juan Puerto Rico w/Bernie Williams and Young at Arts

  • Umbria Jazz Festival in Perusia, Italy w/Alan Harris

  • APAP Showcase in NYC, NY w/ Shirazette and Sonic Wallpaper Band

  • Violet musical at Young at Arts in Bronxville, NY – Music Director

 

2018

  • Black Girls Rock Awards Performance in Newark, New Jersey w/H.E.R, Tamia, Fantasia, Victory Boyd,  Rhapsody, Yolanda Adams, Ledisi, Cynthia Erivo, Stephanie Mills, Jasmine Sullivan

  • Beyonce’s All-Female Band 10-year Reunion Concert in Berklee College in Boston, MA

  • In The Heights musical at Young at Arts in Bronxville, NY – Music Director

 

2017

  • Black Girls Rock Awards Performance in Newark, New Jersey w/India Arie, Ledisi, Anthony Hamilton, Tyrese, Tasha Cobb

 

2016

  • Black Girls Rock Awards Performance in Newark, New Jersey w/Andra Day, Brandy, Jazmine Sullivan, Ledisi

  • Tidal w/Beyonce

  • Country Music Awards w/ Beyonce and Dixie Chicks

 

2015

  • Black Girls Rock Awards Performance in Newark, New Jersey w/Erykah Badu, Faith Evans, Ciara, Fantasia, Jill Scott, Sheila E.

  • “My Sisters and Me” Tour w/ Kathy Sledge, CeCe Peniston, Deniece Williams, Karyn White

 

2013-2014

  • The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour

  • On the Run Tour

  • Michelle Obama’s 50th Birthday w/Beyonce

 

2012

  • Black Girls Rock Awards Performance in the Bronx, New York w/Ciara, Brandy, SWV, Alicia Keys, Keisha Cole, India Arie

2011

  • Black Girls Rock Awards Performance in Bronx New York w/Mary J. Blige, Erykah Badu, Mary Mary, Shirley Caesar, Estelle, Jill Scott

  • Beyonce’s “4” Tour

    • Glastonbury Festival

    • Revel “4 nights”

    • Super Bowl XLVII halftime show

    • Oprah Winfrey’s Farewell Show w/Beyonce

 

2010

  • Grammy Awards w/ Beyonce

  • White House for President Barack Obama

  • South American Tour w/ Beyonce

  • Black Girls Rock Awards Performance in Newark, New Jersey w/ Jill Scott, Ledisi, Monica, VV Brown, Keri Hilson, Keisha Cole, Monica, Kelly Price, Fantasia

 

2009

  • Beyonce’s “I Am…Sasha Fierce” World-Wide Tour

  • 120 U.S.  and International cities (Europe, Asia, Africa, Canada)

  • BET Awards

  • Oprah Winfrey Show

  • Today Show

  • Saturday Night Live

  • Tyra Banks Show

  • Good Morning America

 

2006-2007

  • The Beyoncé Experience World Tour

  • 95 U.S. and International Cities (Europe, Asia, Africa, and Canada)

  • Beyonce Television Appearances

  • The Oprah Winfrey Show

  • The Ellen DeGeneres Show

  • Good Morning America

  • World Music Awards

  • Today Show

  • BET Awards

  • American Music Awards

  • MTV’s Total Request Live (TRL)

  • Bravo TV (Germany)

  • BBC Radio 1 (London)

  • The View

 

2005-2006

  • JJ Hairston and Youthful Praise Tour

 

DISCOGRAPHY

 

  • Under The Mistletoe, Kelly Clarkson – RCA Records (2020)

  • All I Want For Christmas, Kelly Clarkson – RCA Records (2020)

  • Sonic Wallpaper Vol. 1: The Cards That Can Deal, Shirazette Tinnin – SheBeats2 (2020)

  • Love Can Win, Bridget Barkan (2020)

  • Daddy Lessons Remix, Beyonce feat. Dixie Chick – Parkwood, Columbia Records (2016)

  • Si Te Gusta, Divinity Roxx – iRoxx Entertainment (2016)

  • Blow, Beyonce - Parkwood, Columbia Records (2014)

  • XO, Beyonce - Parkwood, Columbia Records (2014)

  • Mockery, Kat Rodriguez – KeyKat Productions, Inc. (2012)

  • Fair in Love, Anthony Hamilton – RCA Records (2011)

  • I Am…World Tour Live, Beyonce – Music World Entertainment, Columbia Records (2010)

  • Beyonce Experience Live, Beyonce - Music World Entertainment, Columbia Records (2007)

  • Funeral Music, 50 Cent, Young Buck – Cashville, G-Unit, Interscope (2007)

  • B’day Anthology Album – Beyonce – Music World Entertainment, Columbia Records (2007)

 

FILMOGRAPHY

 

  • Renaissance Movie (2023)

  • Higher Music Video, The OG’s (2020)

  • Life is But a Dream Documentary, Beyonce – HBO Special (2013)

  • Blow Music Video, Beyonce produced by Hype Williams (2013)

  • Mockery Music Video, Kat Rodriguez (2012)

  • Countdown Music Video – Beyonce (2011)

  • Live at Roseland (DVD) – Beyonce (2011)

  • I Am Yours…An Intimate Performance at Wynn Las Vegas (DVD), Beyonce (2009)

  • Beyonce Experience (DVD), Beyonce (2007)

  • Irreplaceable Music Video – Beyonce (2007)

  • Green Light Music Video – Beyonce (2007)

 

TEACHERS/MENTORS

 

Antonio Hart, Dave Valentine, Don Echols-Conway, Bob Stewart, Tito Puente, Beyoncé, Michelle Romero, Tiffany Monique, Kim Burse, Carmen Laboy, Michael Bird, Jennifer Brown

 

HONORS, PRESS AND SPECIAL APPOINTMENTS

 

Won

  • Won Best Live Act w/Beyonce at the JIM Awards (2015)

  • Won the YouTube Award for Beyonce (2015)

  • Won Favorite Soul Album of the Year for Beyonce at the American Music Award (2014)

  • Won Most Anticipated Event of 2014’s Second Half Mrs. Carter Show World Tour -w/Beyonce at the Billboard Mid-Year Music Awards (2014)

  • Won Favorite No.1 Billboard 200 Album Mrs. Carter Show World Tour - w/Beyonce at the Billboard Mid-Year Music Awards (2014)

  • Won Best TV Performance for SuperBowl XLVII Halftime Show - w/Beyonce at the Billboard Mid-Year Music Awards (2013)

  • Won Best Music Video We Totally Get for Countdown at the Village Voice Web Award (2011)

  • Won Soul Train Music Awards for Best Album of the Year Beyonce (2007)

  • Won Video of the Year for Irreplaceable at the BET Awards Irreplaceable – w/Beyonce (2007)

  • Won the International Women in Jazz Youth-in-Jazz Award (2001)

Nominations

  • Nominated by Golden Boot Awards for Collaboration of the Year Daddy Lessons Remix -w/Beyonce and Dixie Chicks (2017)

  • Nominated by Golden Boot Awards for Most Unforgettable Moment of the Year  “Daddy Lessons - w/Beyonce and Dixie Chicks (2017)

  • Nominated by The Grammy’s for Best Female Live Performance                                                 Me, Myself and I -  w/Beyonce (2017)

  • Nominated by Billboard Music Awards for Top R&B Album for Beyonce (2015)

  • Nominated by The Grammys for Album of the Year Beyonce (2015)

  • Nominated by The Grammys for Best Urban Contemporary Album of the Year Beyonce (2015)

  • Nominated by MTV Awards for Best US Act w/Beyonce (2015)

  • Nominated by MTV Awards for Best Live Act w/Beyonce (2015)

  • Nominated by Pollstar for Major Tour of the Year On the Run - w/Beyonce (2015)

  • Nominated by Black Reel Awards for Outstanding Television Documentary or Special for On the Run Tour - w/Beyonce (2015)

  • Nominated by NAACP Awards for Outstanding Variety – Series or Special for On The Run Tour - w/Beyonce and Jay-Z (2015)

  • Nominated by Billboard for Best Festival Performance Beyonce Live at Glastonbury (2014)

  • Nominated by Teen Choice Awards for Choice Summer Tour On The Run Tour – w/Beyonce and Jay-Z (2014)

  • Nominated by MTV Japan Awards for Best Album of the Year Beyonce (2014)

  • Nominated by World Music Awards for World’s Best Album for Beyonce (2014)

  • Nominated by NAACP Awards for Outstanding Documentary Life is But A Dream Documentary - w/Beyonce (2014)

  • Nominated by Teen Choice Awards for Choice Summer Tour Mrs. Carter Show World Tour - w/Beyonce (2013)

  • Nominated by MTV Awards for Most Share Worthy Video Countdown - w/Beyonce (2012)

  • Nominated by MuchMusic Video Awards for Best Watched Video  Countdown w/Beyonce (2012)

  • Nominated by NME Awards for Best Video Countdown - w/Beyonce (2012)

  • Nominated by Virgin Media Music Awards for Best Live Act - w/Beyonce (2012)

  • Nominated by NAACP Awards for Outstanding Variety – Series or Special I AM… World Tour - w/Beyonce (2011)

  • Nominated by MTV Europe Awards for Best Live Act w/Beyonce (2009)

  • Nominated by TMF Awards for Best Live Performance w/Beyonce (2009)

  • Nominated by MTV Australia Awards for Video of the Year Irreplaceable - w/Beyonce (2007)

  • Nominated by NAACP Awards for Outstanding Music Video Irreplaceable - w/Beyonce (2007)

  • Nominated by Soul Train Awards for Best R&B/Soul Music Video - Irreplaceable w/Beyonce (2007)

 

ENDORSEMENTS

 

2011-Present

  • Cannonball Saxophones

  • Vandoren Reeds

  • Vandoren Mouthpieces

  • BG Neckstraps

  • Jacob Winter Sax Cases

  • Hercules Stands

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