When we talk about LatinSaxUk we are talking about José, who is a talented musician, who has more than ten years of experience in the live performance field and at least 7 years on music production. Currently, studying BA (Hons) Popular Music & Recording at University of Salford.
As a performer based in Manchester, he works in different professional bands, touring in America, Europe and Middle East. LatinSaxUk (José) also, is an entertaiment provider for the private market such weddings, birthdays, hen parties, graduations and fashion shows.
Making a relevant resume of his work and academic experience, in 2005 he studied at Escuela de Música Arsnova, where he learned Sol-fa, Musical Dictation, Analysis of Music, Modern Harmonies, Music Arrangement and Composition. In parallel with this, he attended saxophone course and master classes with the Maestro Pablo Gil, who inspired him to be envolved in the world of the Jazz, Who also, is sharing stage with the legendary Jazz guitarist Mike Stern.
A few years later, he recommenced his academic studies related to the Jazz and improvisation at Taller de Jazz Caracas, Venezuela. Simultaneously he worked at Avcom, an international company who provides solutions for the media, tv studios, audio recording studios and retail market. This company trained him to achieve the skills acquired here, using such perception in music technology to help broaden his knowledge in music production and music business.
In this period, he also has been part of a Salsa orchestra and a Latin jazz band as an (Alto) saxophonist and guitarist, playing for private market with one of them and gigging in several concerts with the another, opening gigs for bands such Manu Chao, Cultura Profética, Emir Kusturica, Skatalites between others.
In the same year as finishing his studies at Taller de Jazz Caracas, He decided to have an experience abroad and he came to England to learn a third Language and enhance his skills and knowledge of music. Since he has lived in Manchester he has been playing bass guitar and bongos with Tocha Latin Music, gigging at Revolucion de Cuba Rum & Cantina in UK, at Marsa Malaz Kempinsky (The Pearl) Qatar. Additionally, is playing with Homegrown UB40 Tribut Band as (Tenor) Saxophonist, gigging around Uk, Nederland and Cyprus.
He also has formed Guacamaya Latin Band, where he sings, plays guitar and is conducting. Adding to this, he recently started Latinsaxuk.com, which is his own project as a soloist and leader of a Latin Band in the private market and festivals in UK.