"Kito" (my nickname) is pronounced: key-toe  or "keto" like the diet.


Originally from Harlem, New York City, musician Ralph "Kito" Rodriguez has had the honor of worldwide performances as a sideman and bandleader, performing alongside punk-rock icon Patti Smith, classical luminary Phillip Glass, blues legend Keb Mo' and 

Tibetan folk music master TECHUNG.  

Now focusing on solo performances, Kito performs sets of live covers, singing and playing solo guitar (for more intimate settings) 

or over high quality tracks (partytime) with a focus on classic Pop/Reggae/R&B/Latin & Jazz.

Kito and his family relocated from Los Angeles during the COVID pandemic, and currently performs around the Eastern CT/Rhode Island region with the "Big Lux Violin Band."

As a solo performer or with a full band, Kito will take you on a musical journey through the years, fulfilling your live music needs with decades worth of worldwide entertainment experience.

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Honorable mentions:

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Ralph "Kito" Rodriguez



KITO comes equipped with professional live sound system for up to 200 people. 

Please call or email with any other requests, we will be happy to accomodate!