Jose Valle is a trumpet player and composer from Central Florida. Growing up- Jose was influenced by seeing his father and sister play drums in the local church and band respectively. Being fascinated by music from an early age, Jose began playing trumpet as soon as he could during middle school jazz band. Throughout his schooling he developed an ability to play high register notes and specialized in lead trumpet playing, which eventually lead him to study jazz trumpet at The New School for Jazz and Contemporary music in NYC. Jose now resides in his hometown in Central Florida acting as a teacher in many forms.
Sincerity, Accountability, and Perseverance are important in Jose's lessons. In his time in public school and college, he learned that a great teacher is one that teaches a student principles and concepts that go beyond the recital hall and band stand. Music and art can provide a window not only into a person's creativity, but into one's patterns and character. This gives music a unique ability to highlight areas of growth not only for a developing child but even an older student looking to try new things. Coming into the lessons with sincerity allow a benchmark to be made, accountability allow for there to be action, and perseverance finishes those actions. In other words, progress not perfection.
Jose has studied and played with many talented musicians such as Jimmy Owens, Michael Rodriguez, Bryan Davis, Arturo O'Farril, Emilio Solla, and many more. He has had the opportunity to play at Dizzy's Club Coca Cola at Lincoln Center, The New York Times building, and the Appel Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center. Jose developed a true appreciation for latin jazz music while studying and wishes to continue perfecting the art form as well as continue the craft of composition. Movie scores, classical pieces, and jazz are Jose's favorite genres and enjoys automotive history and design.