Anthony has been following music in many of the venues in South Florida for more than twenty years: Elvin Jones in West Palm Beach, Wayne Shorter on Lincoln Road, Sonny Rollins and Nina Simone at the old Gusman , Arthur Barron and Hilton Ruiz at the Rose, and on and on. As a co-producer with Leo Casino, they produced Latin Meets Jazz at The Stephen Talkhouse on Miami Beach which featured Cachao, Dave Valentine, Potato Valdez, Ray Baretto, Johnny Pacheco, Johnny Conga and a host of Miami based Latin jazz artists. Events like these made an indelible mark on his appreciation, love and passion for the improvisational musical art form that has become known as JAZZ!
WDNA and the Fine Arts Series in March, 2017, introduced Anthony as a visual artist with his solo photography exhibit entitled “The Live Musician…a photographic essay”. This was an exhibit that featured eleven large photographs of improvisational performances by Ron Carter, Lisa Fischer, Gilberto Gil, Dayme Arocena, and Hubert Laws with other outstanding musicians. The images allow the viewer the rare opportunity to enter the creative performance of the artist. This exhibit further defined his passion for music.
Lazaro Rodriguez brings the vibrant sounds of salsa, boogaloo, and Latin-fusion to WDNA 88.9 FM's Fusion Latina. With a deep passion for these genres and a vinyl collection to occasionally draw from, Lazaro's selections promise a rich journey through Latin America's musical legacy.