About José Ruiz

A preeminent leader in the industries of music, television, creative arts entrepreneurship, community outreach, and education, Dr. José Valentino Ruiz is an EMMY® and GRAMMY® Award winning artist, composer, producer, audio engineer, and multi-instrumentalist celebrated for his passionate performances, versatility, and fluid expression on the flute, saxophone, bass, piano, and global percussion. José Valentino has worked for American Idol and X-Factor, produced 90 albums, scored 30+ nationally-televised commercials, & performed in over 1400 concerts. He is CEO of the multi-award-winning production company JV Music Enterprises LLC., Global Ambassador for Worldwind Music UK Ltd., Director of Global Entrepreneurship Initiatives for Diaz Music Institute (501c3), Resident Composer for Hayden 5, and Head & Inaugural Professor of Music Business & Entrepreneurship at the University of Florida.

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