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Chino Rodriguez

Music Promoter

Chino Rodriguez is an American music producer, band leader, musician, manager, booking agent, record company executive, business consultant, and record label owner, specializing in Latin music, most notably Salsa and Latin jazz. He is widely recognized as a major impresario in the Latin music industry. Chino was born James Mui in New York City on February 2, 1954 in the Little Italy / Chinatown area of Manhattan to a Chinese father, who obtained U.S.… Read More

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1954 Birth Chino was born James Mui in New York City on February 2, 1954, in the Little Italy / Chinatown area of Manhattan to a Chinese father (Chueng Mui), who obtained U.S. citizenship by joining the Merchant Marines during World War II, and a third-generation Puerto Rican mother (Gloria Figueroa Rodriguez). … Read More


1968 14 Years Old Chino formed his first band on the Lower East Side, simply called Chino Rodriguez and his Orchestra in 1968-69, playing weddings, birthdays, and private parties.
1970 16 Years Old Through the local musician's union American Federation of Musicians 802 Chino found work playing music for New York City Department of Parks arts program, from 1970 to 1974. … Read More


1976 22 Years Old Chino's second album, Si Te Vas Mi China, was recorded in 1976 after a year's worth of daily rehearsals.
1977 23 Years Old It produced two hits upon its release in 1977 and, like his debut album, achieved gold status.


1991 37 Years Old Chino returned to working full-time in the business side of the music industry in 1991, becoming Senior Vice President and General Manager of the newly formed Hidden Faces Records.


2010 56 Years Old Chino said in 2010: "I was made an offer to head up a record company call Hidden Faces and produce two of the artists signed. … Read More
2011 57 Years Old In 2011 Chino represented Latin hip hop artists Proyecto Uno, bachata artist Domenic Marte, reggaeton duo Edgardo y D'niel, and bachata artist Alfred Martinez.
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