One of the most prolific jazz pianists working today, Alfredo Rodríguez eats, sleeps and breathes Cuba, his homeland and the inspiration for his improvisational, celebratory compositions. Born in Havana, where he received a formal music education, Rodriguez knew from an early age that he was meant to play piano, though he is proficient in all kinds of percussion instruments as well. Introduced to jazz as a teenager, Rodriguez moved to rock and roll, Latin dance and Afro-Cuban music, melding his influences into a new and exciting exploration of sound. Alfredo Rodríguez brings his creative artistry March 28 to Napa Valley’s Lincoln Theater, 100 California Drive, Yountville. 7pm. $20. 707.226.8742.