Drummer and composer Rodolfo Zuniga is a native of San Jose, Costa Rica. Since his arrival in Miami, he's become one of the most sought-after sidemen and educators in South Florida. He performs regularly with the likes of Gary Campbell, Ira Sullivan, Silvano Monasterios, Errol Rackipov, Stephen Scott, Troy Roberts, Martin Bejerano, Dave Fernandez, Rotem Sivan, Aaron Lebos, Jason Hainsworth and Othello Molineaux. In addition, he has shared the stage locally with noted touring individuals like Adam Kolker, Randy Brecker, Amir ElSaffar, Lew Tabackin, Joe Locke, Andy Laverne, Don Friedman, Robin Eubanks, Jonathan Kreisberg, Benny Golson, Fred Wesley, and Slide Hampton.
As a leader and composer, he has self-produced two albums with his group "Surfaces", which maintains a busy schedule performing in Florida, and in Central and South America. In 2005 the group was awarded the Carnegie Hall Residency under the direction of Dave Douglas. In that same year, Rodolfo was chosen to be part of Betty Carter's Jazz Ahead Group, with whom he toured the U.S and was featured with at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C.
More recently, Rodolfo has put together an octet version of “Surfaces” which is comprised of a jazz trio, string trio, electric guitar and vocalist. This format features some of Miami's mainstays like, Tom Lippincott on guitar, Siobhan Cronin on violin, Caroline Buse on viola, William Carey Locke on cello, Sherrine Mostin on vocals, and founding members of "Surfaces", Derek Fairholm on piano, and Eric England on bass.
Furthermore, Rodolfo is a proud Zildjian Cymbals and Vic Firth endorser, and continues to travel the world with various creative contemporary Jazz projects and world renowned latin pop star Julio Iglesias. He is a professor at Florida International University, Miami Dade College, and Broward College.