José Valentino embarks on a new project that highlights his saxophone and producing skills in commercial music contexts. His music fuses hip hop, pop, Afro-pop, and Bollywood music.Read More
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."Read More
To the Bahamas!!! José Valentino headlined at a stellar jazz festival in the Bahamas, gave a master class at University of Bahamas on 'music business & entrepreneurship', and worked with students to give a fiery concert with high school all-star band.
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.Read More
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.Read More