Raised in New York, Tito was born to Puerto Rican and Japanese parents, the only son of the legendary El Inolvidable (The Unforgettable), Tito Rodríguez and Takeko Rodríguez, Tito was admitted to Berklee College of Music at the age of 19.
Tito’s first album, Curious? for TR Records, a label owned by his father, the legendary Puerto Rican singer and bandleader, Tito Rodríguez, El Inolvidable, debuted in 1975. Tito’s discography also includes Eclipse and The Big 3 Palladium Orchestra: Live at the Blue Note.
Transición, Tito’s fourth album, is a visual and auditory tribute to the diverse philosophies of his father and Japanese mother, Takeko, who passed down their passion and love of Latin music to him. In the cover photos for Transición, Tito’s drum sticks form the illusion of fans. Fans are cherished possessions in both the Japanese and Puerto Rican cultures.