Rodney Block Collective
Rodney Block/Trumpeter, a Dumas, Arkansas native who has been thriving in the regional music scene for the past seven years released his smooth jazz album, EYES HAVEN’T SEEN/EARS HAVEN’T HEARD, in September 2016, smooth jazz ep HEY YOU! in 2015, and his hip hop collaboration record, THE LAST ACTION HEROES in 2014. Block, a trumpeter who has been featured and performed in various festivals and venues across the globe ranging from corporate to social, has built a niche in the genres of jazz and hip hop. Notable artists he has shared the stage with include Earth, Wind, and Fire, Joe, Sugar Ray, Chrissette Michelle, Eric Benet, Whoodini, Conya Doss, Johnny Gill, Dwele, Jonathan Butler, Dave Hollister, Ellis and Delfayo Marsalis, Kirk Whalum, Layla Hathaway, Eric Roberson, Anthony David, Marsha Ambrosius, Diane Reeves, and The Yellowjackets. In 2007, Block’s televised jazz feature, AETN Presents: Front Row with Rodney Block, was nominated for a Regional Emmy. In 2014, the band was honored with the Aurora Award and Telly Award, for its concert feature on AETN television network. Currently, fans can listen to the Rodney Block jazz station on Pandora Radio.