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Miami, FL, USA
BAND: Emigdio+Superpower, Jazzilian, Yvette Norwood-Tiger, Randy Armstrong World Ensemble // Session Drummer
STICK SIZE: 5A
Drummer/Composer Jose R. Duque is a graduate of Berklee College of Music. Jose has always set up to establish himself as the most innovative and versatile musician wherever he sets up residence. Now living in Miami this Venezuelan musician has positioned himself as the go-to guy in a variety of styles, such as Jazz, R&B, Latin, Rock, World Music, and Pop.
Jose is also a member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (the GRAMMY’s) He has recorded on the album by Colin Edwin(Bassist of Porcupine Tree) and Jon Durant’s band, BURNT BELIEF. Jose plays with Emigdio+Superpower, Jazzilian, Randy Armstrong World Ensemble.
One of the things that I feel is deceiving about Collision is that there is nothing “flashy” about them, their designs are simple, their logo, albeit big, is also very simple.
“What do you get when you combine the subtlety of French Impressionism with the rhythmic flare of South American culture? Jose Duque’s ZUMBATRES”
– Michael Dawson, Modern Drummer Magazine
“JORODU” is an exceptional album on all counts. Brimming with memorable compositions and ample soloing room from the frontline, the rhythm section toggles between loose-groove metrics and shrewdly designed tight arrangements, spanning an extensive assortment of rhythmic configurations, where Jose R. Duque aka Jorodu firmly holds the reins.
– Tune Loud (Read More)