Chino Rodriguez

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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 Born on February 2, 1954.


1968 14 Years Old He 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, he found work playing music for New York City Department of Parks arts program, from 1970-74. … Read More


1977 23 Years Old It produced two hits upon its release in 1977 and, like his debut album, achieved gold status. 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. … Read More


2011 57 Years Old In 2011, Rodriguez represented Latin hip hop artists Proyecto Uno, bachata artist Domenic Marte, and reggaeton duo Edgardo y D'niel, and bachata artist Alfred Martinez.
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