Jose Valentino Clinic

Massullo Music Presents:

Trevor James Artist Jose Valentino – How to raise the flutist of today’s generation

For Educators For Players* For Music Lovers
Educators Workshop
October 19, 2012 1245PM-2PM
River Rock Casino Resort, Richmond, BC
Cost: Free with BCMEA conference registration
Master Class
October 20, 2012 2PM-330PM
Victoria Conservatory of Music
900 Johnson Street Victoria, BC V8V 3N4
Cost: Free for everyone
October 21, 2012 2PM-4PM
Cellar Jazz Club
3611 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC
Cost: Free for everyone
October 21, 2012 8PM-1030PM
Cellar Jazz Club
3611 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC
Cost: $10


We invite you to come and experience a redefinition of approaching musical artistry and identity in today’s world. The clinic will be a hands-on workshop that demonstrates the commonalities of different styles of music, the application of extended techniques in different genres, the establishment of your unique voice, and helpful tips for composition and improvisation. Jose Valentino will share his knowledge of adapting within the different avenues of the music industry: transitioning between the concert hall, the jazz arena, the studio session, and the classroom. This masterclass will emphasize the importance of quality resources that will cultivate a strong and expressive young musician that will prepare him/her for any musical opportunity and bring purpose into their playing.

*All age groups and skill levels are encouraged to attend and participate with their instruments!

Massullo Music will have a large selection of Trevor James flutes available for demonstration at the workshop and the master class. For more information, please call Massullo Music at (604) 294-1777 or email

About Jose Valentino Ruiz:

Jose Valentino Ruiz is a 24 year old mutli-instrumentalist & vocalist, producer/engineer, composer, arranger, film scorer, and performer who is well-versed in multiple idioms of music such as Jazz, Latin, Classical, Funk-Fusion, World music, & Contemporary idioms. He is known for his passionate performances, versatility & fluid expression on Flute, Saxophone, and Bass Guitar. In addition, Jose plays Piano, EWI, and Percussion.

Jose is known for fusing many genres into his performances all over the world! He has performed & worked with world-recognized artists such as Chick Corea, Paquito D’Rivera, Alex Acuna, Andy Montanez, Hubert Laws, Jim Walker, Abraham Laboriel, Aaron Neville, just to name a few. Jose has received 19 DOWNBEAT Student Music Awards for the following categories: Jazz Soloist, Classical Soloist, Blues/Pop/Rock Soloist and Group, Studio & Live Engineering.

In addition, Jose was selected as winner for the YYPA Competition, International Teen Talent Compeition (2x), Gasparilla International Film Festival for Film Scoring the winning documentary “Improv Island”, and has produced music for American Idol & X-factor Artists.

Jose earned a Masters in Music: Instrumental Performance from the Frost School of Music, at the University of Miami. He received his Bachelors Degree in Music Studies: Music Theory at the University of South Florida. He now holds four albums to his credit: “Flute On Fire”, “All About You”, A Walk With God”, and “The Messiah” (Soon to be released). Jose’s main purpose, as he describes: “I want to use music as a language understood universally that will communicate my life testimony and bring Hope, Peace, & Love to all who need it in their lives.”