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.
Founder of the projects, THE GED TRIO, Jose Duque's RELOAD, Jose Duque's ZUMBATRES, and ROMAN(US)
Jose also recently recorded the debut album of Emigdio & La SUPERPOWER, a super funky pop band by the original keyboardist of DESORDEN PUBLICO.
Jose divides his time between teaching drums at CENTER TONE MUSIC SCHOOL in Key Biscayne, FL and at the Guitar Center Studios in Coconut Creek, FL as well as his private studio teachings. Jose has also authored an instructional book that contains beginners, intermediate lessons, and interviews with famous musicians regarding the role of the drummer.
Jose keeps performing live with the EMIGDIO+SUPERPOWER, JAZZILIAN PROJECT (with maestro Jose Gallegos and Dr. Ed Calle) The Camel Toe Band, The Randy Armstrong Group, Jonathan Auerbach Trio, and Yvette Norwood-Tiger
Jose also has written the score for two films of independent release in Spain in 2012 and 2013. Has composed,
produced and release independently eleven Albums.
Jose is also the author of "the Drummer's role" a total beginner's drum method available at Amazon. Check the 'book' section of the site for more info.
Jose proudly endorses Soultone Cymbals, Porter & Davies stealth monitoring systems, Cympad cymbal optimizers and Kickport bass drum enhancers.
“Jose Duque’s ReLoad is
jazz, as though Pink Floyd
were sitting in on Miles
Davis’ studio sessions for
“In a Silent Way.”!
Matt Kaner-The WIRE
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What do you get when
you combine the!
subtlety of French
Impressionism with the!
rhythmic flare of south
- Modern Drummer
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"With a pedigree of
influences that includes
progressive rock, and the
Berklee College of Music,
Jose Duque's latest
album is a mass
of Latin jazz with touches
of everything from jazz-rock
fusion to modern
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