Latin Jazz with José Valentino
Join us for an exhilarating evening of Latin Jazz music with the Gulf Coast Jazz Collective featuring Latin GRAMMY®EMMY® award winning artist, producer, and composer José Valentino. A preeminent leader in music and media, television, global outreach and community development, and education industries, Dr. José Valentino Ruiz is a multi-hyphenate who holds the distinction of being an EMMY® Award Winning, a Latin GRAMMY® Award Winner, Latin GRAMMY® Award Winning album audio engineer and featured artist, a Multi-Latin GRAMMY® Award Nominee, a 52-time DOWNBEAT® Music Award Winner (record holder), the AVA Digital® Award Winner (Gold Medal), a Sony Music recording artist and composer, and an internationally-acclaimed multi-instrumentalist and educator known for his passionate performances, versatility, and fluid expression on the flute, saxophone, bass, piano, and Latin percussion.
Gulf Coast Jazz Collective
Founded in 2021, the Gulf Coast Jazz Collective brings the best of live Jazz performance to Southwest Florida. Under the artistic direction of drummer, educator, composer & arranger Paul Gavin, the Gulf Coast Jazz Collective invites the best artists from the country to collaborate in concerts that span the entire genre of Jazz.