UNT - United States
A native from Carolina, Puerto Rico, José is a graduate from the Music Conservatory of Puerto Rico, The Musicians Institute of Technology in Los Angeles, California and the University of North Texas Jazz Studies Program. He has performed with artist such as Giovanni Hidalgo, Emil Richards, Poncho Sanchez, Batacumbele, Gino Vanelli, Airto Moreira, Frank Catalano, Brian Bromberg and Michael Spiro.
Currently José is a faculty member at the University of North Texas Percussion and Jazz department, where he conducts the Afro-Cuban, Brazilian and Latin Jazz ensembles. He also is an active member of the Dallas/Fort Worth musical scene as a freelance performer and studio musician with groups such as Carlos Guedes & Desvio, The Dreammaker Big Band, Kalimbe Global Jazz Group, The Image Variety Band, Crispin Catholic Funk Band, The Crosstimbers Community Church Worship Team, and his own Latin Jazz group Caribe Club.