José Valentino

Performer | Professor | Producer

José Valentino Albums

Hip Hop meets Jazz : Saxy Hip Hop Sessions! José teams up with acclaimed spoken word artist, El G.Nie, as they deliver one of the most unique combinations of hip hop (rap), Latin-based music, Funk, and jazz.

Hip Hop meets Jazz: Saxy Hip Hop Sessions! José teams up with acclaimed spoken word artist, El G.Nie, as they deliver one of the most unique combinations of hip hop (rap), Latin-based music, Funk, and jazz.

DownBeat ®  Student Music Award Winning Album: Student-teacher collaborative jazz project that is award-winning! This album explores great standards with exhilarating improvisations and unique arrangements.

DownBeat® Student Music Award Winning Album: Student-teacher collaborative jazz project that is award-winning! This album explores great standards with exhilarating improvisations and unique arrangements.

Fiery Latin Jazz album with a powerful manifesto for embracing cultural identity! This album features original compositions by José and masterful performances featuring Jim Walker, Robert Acevedo Jr, Benny Maldonado, and Jesse Pitts.

Fiery Latin Jazz album with a powerful manifesto for embracing cultural identity! This album features original compositions by José and masterful performances featuring Jim Walker, Robert Acevedo Jr, Benny Maldonado, and Jesse Pitts.

Latin GRAMMY ®  Award Nominated for Best Latin Jazz Album of The Year in 2015. This album is a vibrant piece of work that features dance music from Latin America, United States (pop, EDM, Funk), West Africa, and Europe combined in a ferocious manner.

Latin GRAMMY® Award Nominated for Best Latin Jazz Album of The Year in 2015. This album is a vibrant piece of work that features dance music from Latin America, United States (pop, EDM, Funk), West Africa, and Europe combined in a ferocious manner.

NINE time DownBeat ®  Student Music Award Winning Album that journeys through some of the most unique odd-time compositions in the style of funk-fusion, world-fusion, net-soul, Afro-based music, Latin jazz, and post bop.

NINE time DownBeat® Student Music Award Winning Album that journeys through some of the most unique odd-time compositions in the style of funk-fusion, world-fusion, net-soul, Afro-based music, Latin jazz, and post bop.

Ground Breaking ethnomusicological jazz album with legendary flutist, Jim Walker. This album showcases José’s 15 composition that portray the beauties of Latin American cultures and 20+ folkloric genres couple with the virtuosity of these two flutists.

Ground Breaking ethnomusicological jazz album with legendary flutist, Jim Walker. This album showcases José’s 15 composition that portray the beauties of Latin American cultures and 20+ folkloric genres couple with the virtuosity of these two flutists.

A modern approach to Jazz-fusion trio music featuring José Valentino on bass and flute, Bruno Miranda on piano, and Jesse Pitts on drums. This album exudes sophistication, elegance, patience, and joy, as the trio are comprised of a life-long friendship.

A modern approach to Jazz-fusion trio music featuring José Valentino on bass and flute, Bruno Miranda on piano, and Jesse Pitts on drums. This album exudes sophistication, elegance, patience, and joy, as the trio are comprised of a life-long friendship.

A one-of-a-kind bass guitar album that won numerous DownBeat Student Music Awards! This album showcases José’s unique virtuosity and expressivity on the electric bass guitar and acoustic bass. This album has been regard as one of the top solo bass albums of the post-modern era.

A one-of-a-kind bass guitar album that won numerous DownBeat Student Music Awards! This album showcases José’s unique virtuosity and expressivity on the electric bass guitar and acoustic bass. This album has been regard as one of the top solo bass albums of the post-modern era.

Latin GRAMMY ®  Award Nominated for Best Instrumental Album of The Year in 2016. This project showcases the collaborative work of Bruno Miranda and José as they produced a fun contemporary instrumental pop album that fuses Brazilian music, gospel music, and jazz.

Latin GRAMMY® Award Nominated for Best Instrumental Album of The Year in 2016. This project showcases the collaborative work of Bruno Miranda and José as they produced a fun contemporary instrumental pop album that fuses Brazilian music, gospel music, and jazz.

A worshipful instrumental album that showcases solely the flute and piano (José Valentino and Bruno Miranda) playing classic Christian hymns, contemporary worship songs, and two original worship tunes that were improvised in the moment. The album is sure to give you a sense of tranquility and peace.

A worshipful instrumental album that showcases solely the flute and piano (José Valentino and Bruno Miranda) playing classic Christian hymns, contemporary worship songs, and two original worship tunes that were improvised in the moment. The album is sure to give you a sense of tranquility and peace.

DownBeat Award Winning Straight-ahead Jazz album including Best Jazz Soloist! This album features José on upright bass, piano, and flute soloing in post-bop traditions of Michael Brecker (José major musical influence) and Jesse Pitts on drum set.

DownBeat Award Winning Straight-ahead Jazz album including Best Jazz Soloist! This album features José on upright bass, piano, and flute soloing in post-bop traditions of Michael Brecker (José major musical influence) and Jesse Pitts on drum set.

This album illuminates one of the most unique aspects of José's musicianship as he performs the piano in an illusive approach resembling a dialogue between two pianists putting an equal emphasis on both hands.

This album illuminates one of the most unique aspects of José's musicianship as he performs the piano in an illusive approach resembling a dialogue between two pianists putting an equal emphasis on both hands.

An album that features numerous GRAMMY ®  Award Winning musicians as they perform with José his originals and arrangements within the confines of flamenco, Latin pop, funk/fusion, and smooth jazz.

An album that features numerous GRAMMY® Award Winning musicians as they perform with José his originals and arrangements within the confines of flamenco, Latin pop, funk/fusion, and smooth jazz.

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