Sam Rodriguez is a Latin percussionist, drum set artist, and educator. His performance credits include movie soundtracks, radio and television jingles and performances and recordings with Grammy artist Aretha Franklin, Anita Baker, Jerry Butler and many more. He currently freelance performs with his own band. He has presents clinics and master classes internationally. He served on the board of directors Illinois chapter of the Percussive Arts Society and currently endorses Mike Balter mallets, Tamburo Drum, Vic Firth sticks, and Paiste cymbals.