Posts tagged Jim Walker
New Latin Jazz Album Produced by José Valentino & His Students at Lee University. "Ahora Más Que Nunca

Acclaimed multi-instrumentalist, educator, & composer, José Valentino, returns to the recording studio to document a set of nine original compositions & two arrangements with the impetus to create a musical manifesto encouraging Latinos around the world to embrace, celebrate, and showcase the richness and beauty of their cultures; hence the title, "Ahora Más Que Nunca."

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    José Headlines The Midwest Clinic with Caliente Ensemble

    José Valentino performed at The Midwest Clinic with the renowned Caliente ensemble under the direction of Mr. José Diaz (2017 GRAMMY® nominee for Best Music Educator), alongside the iconic flutist, Jim Walker, and legendary 95-year old Cuban percussionist, Candido Camero.

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      Jim Walker, José Valentino Perform at Lee University

      Lee University, Cleveland, TN hosts a monthly Performing Artist Series. On 10/21/2016, Dr. José Valentino Ruiz was a featured artist/composer & arranger. His composition, "Cuban Cha Cha", a composition from "We Are One: An Exploration of Latin American Music" adapted for Big Band was premiered featuring Legendary flutist, Jim Walker.

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        Jim Walker and José Valentino Perform at The National Flute Association Convention in San Diego, CA

        Jim Walker and José Valentino performed at The National Flute Association Convention in San Diego, CA. They performed at the Thursday night Gala Concert, Saturday night Cabaret, and Sunday afternoon Graduate College Flute Orchestra concert; August 11-14.

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          Dr. José Valentino Appears Renowned Summer Flute Camp, "9th Annual Beyond The Master Class"

          Dr. José Valentino appears at the renowned summer flute camp, "9th Annual Beyond The Master Class", as a guest artist and clinician; other artists included Denis Bouriakov and Emanuel Pahud. Clinic included discussions on developing artistic identity, improvisation and composition, recording arts, and music business. 

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            New Album Release - "We Are One" with Jim Walker

            New Album Release - June 1st, 2016: Legendary Flutist Jim Walker and José Valentino's new world-music album, We Are One: An Exploration of Latin American Music, expands the definition of Pan-American music with sizzling meshes of jazz, Classical, folkloric rhythms from Africa, Latin America, Ireland, and the Middle East!

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