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Islay Rodriguez/Urban Gypsy

Acoustic Guitar from Orlando, FL - Will travel up to 3000 miles
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$350 - $3500 per event
Islay Rodriguez is an acoustic guitarist local to central and south Florida. His repertoire covers a variety of musical genres such as Smooth Jazz, in the style of Russ Freeman and Marc Antoine, Nuevo Flamenco in the style of Strunz & Farah and Ottmar Liebert, and Brazilian music in the style of A.C Jobim and Luiz Bonfa.
Islay has been performing publicly since age 16 in restaurants, clubs, concert halls, cruise ships as well as several Disney Resorts.

INQUIRE ABOUT ISLAY'S EXCITING LATIN-JAZZ/FLAMENCO BAND, "URBAN GYPSY"
Featuring Grammy Nominated Saxophonist John Michalak and Drummer/Percussionist Michael Rivero.

Urban Gypsy is a South Florida based Flamenco Jazz Fusion group which performs a style that combines the fire and romance of Flamenco and the sophistication of Contemporary Jazz, driven by exotic and urban rhythms from around the world. The group regularly performs at the top venues and resorts throughout the region, and is consistently recognized for their unique sound, which combines the smooth sounds of the Acoustic Guitar, Saxophone and Flute, with energetic and exotic grooves.

John Michalak, the group's Grammy Nominated saxophonist and flautist, has a unique style which is borne out of the vast variety of genres he has performed throughout his career, from Blues to Rock, Reggae, Jazz- traditional, contemporary and Latin, and everything in between. John has performed around the world with some of the biggest stars in music, including Ricky Martin, Gloria Estefan, KC and The Sunshine Band, Julio Iglesias, Carlos Santana, Patti LaBelle, and Jon Secada. He has performed at famous venues in 40 countries around the world, including the Sydney Opera House, Royal Albert Hall- London, The Kremlin and The Bolshoi Theater in Moscow.

The group's drummer, Michael Rivero, has performed at major events throughout South Florida for the past 20 years, and has opened for world renowned artist such as Carlos Santana, Jon Secada, and keith Urban. Michael is a versatile and passionate musician who brings excitement and positive energy to every Urban Gypsy performance.

Urban Gypsy guitarist, Islay Rodriguez, has been performing throughout South Florida since age 16, and he plays with a refinement and passionate style not often encountered. His melodic approach brings a musical sensitivity to every song in Urban Gypsy's repertoire, from sultry ballads, to the fiery up-tempo Flamenco.




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Wedding Reception

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Great experience with UG! As we approached our reception we could hear the music and the fun that our guests were having. We couldn't wait to join the crowd. The music FAR surpassed our expectations and we couldn't have been more pleased with the Urban Gypsies. The music was lively and classy. The Urban Gypsies offer upbeat elegance. They adjust their volume based on the audience's noise level. Perfect for all ages. We decided to buy their CD for one of our party favors. Islay had a great idea...to give the current CD as a favor and then he would mail the new CD to our guests when it is completed. We want to use them again, worth every penny!Kenna and Joel

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Commitment Ceremony

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Islay was amazing. He is incredibly talented and was very accommodating. His music created the exact atmosphere we were hoping for o the beach in Key West. As a result, he and his partner Mike made our event special and memorable for all who attended. While I hope to have only one Commitment Ceremony, we will definitely hire Islay again.

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Thanksgiving Celebration

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We had Islay and Mike play at our Thanksgiving celebration for a group of about 30. They were outstanding! The music was wonderful and they were very pleasant and accommodating. I definitely recommend them and should the occasion present itself, we will definitely book them again.

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2013
Jan
5
Birthday Party (Adult)
Boca Raton, FL
7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
2011
Oct
1
Wedding Cocktail Hour
Vero Beach, FL
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2011
Feb
21
Corporate Function
Orlando, FL
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
2011
Feb
17
Corporate Function
Lakeland, FL
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
2011
Jan
27
Corporate Function
Orlando, FL
9:00 PM - 12:00 AM
2010
Nov
2
Trade Show
Orlando, FL
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
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Flute
Saxophone
Classical Guitar
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Flamenco Guitar
Latin Guitar
Brazilian Guitar
World Music Guitar
Jazz Saxophone
Pop Acoustic Guitar
Jazz Acoustic Guitar
Latin Acoustic Guitar
Brazilian Acoustic Guitar
Flamenco Acoustic Guitar
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Please note Islay Rodriguez/Urban Gypsy will also travel to Winter Park, Lake Jem, Maitland, Goldenrod, Altamonte Springs, Clarcona, Fern Park, Gotha, Casselberry, Ocoee, Windermere, Apopka, Longwood, Winter Springs, Winter Garden, Kissimmee, Oviedo, Oakland, Lake Mary, Plymouth, Chuluota, Killarney, Sanford, Zellwood, Montverde, Lake Monroe, Saint Cloud, Ferndale, Intercession City, Sorrento.
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