José Valentino, Victor Johnson, Ryan Williams win DownBeat Student Music Awards

Dr. Ruiz and his three students - Victor Johnson, Ryan Williams, and Jay Newsome - are recipients of THREE 40th Annual DownBeat Student Music Awards! This makes a total of 45 DownBeat Student Music Awards for Dr. Ruiz, which is a record! His students were recognized for their achievement in Blues/Pop/Rock Soloist and Engineered Studio Recording categories. They are featured in the 2017 June issue.