P. Mauriat is always honored to be part of a great artist’s journey, and Jose Valentino Ruiz’s recent success at the 37th annual Downbeat Student Awards is news we’re thrilled to share. Jose won 7 individual honors this year, in the categories of Jazz Soloist, Jazz Group, and Blues/Pop/Rock Soloist, to name a few.
“I first met Jose at the 2010 NAMM show,” Says Adam MacBlane, P. Mauriat N. America Sales and Artist Relations Manager. “While play testing all the saxophones in the P. Mauriat arsenal, Jose’s incredible talent attracted large crowds.”
Only 26 years old, Jose has performed & worked with world-recognized artists such as Chick Corea, Paquito D’Rivera, Phil Ramone, and many others. He is known for his passionate performances on the flute, saxophone, bass, and piano. Jose is currently pursuing a PhD in Music Education.
MacBlane continues, “A young, driven, and successful artist like Jose reflects greatly on the strength of the P. Mauriat brand. His excitement for these saxophones can be heard on and off the horn, and we are honored that he depends on them every day.”
Visit Jose’s P. Mauriat artist page to see his links and learn more about him.