His musical career began when he was a crooner in the mid-50 in São Carlos, arriving in 1954 and participating in its nightlife, which was intense, at the time also presented himslef at São Carlos Radio as a music contestant and with cameos, living intensely in this city, by the end of the decade.
In 1958 Jair Rodrigues gave military service in Tiro de Guerra São Carlos ( a military unity), as Recruit #134.
In the early 60's Jair had gone to São Paulo city to achieve success, and obtained it by participating in television programs.
In 1965, Elis Regina and Jair Rodrigues had a very successful partnership program in "O Melhor da Bossa" (The Best of Bossa), a TV Record show.
In 1966, Jair participated in a music festival with the song "Disparada", by Geraldo Vandré and Theo De Barros, in conjunction with the band Quarteto Novo.
Known for singing sambas, Jair surprised public with a beautiful interpretation of the song. "Disparada" and "Banda", by Chico Buarque and interpreted by Nara Leão, were the favourites. The festival ended tied. From that moment on, his career took off and his talent ensured decades of success to him. Jair released an album a year and played hits
"O Menino da Porteira", "Boi da Cara Preta" and "Sua Majestade, o Sabiá". Toured through Europe, the U.S. and Japan in 1971, recorded the samba-theme "Festa Para Um Rei Negro", for the Escola de Samba Acadêmicos do Salgueiro, of Rio de Janeiro.
In the following decades, the production declined in amount, however, he was still known by his great energy and his infectious joy.
Dead in May 08, 2014 at the age of 75, by myocardial infarction.