Tito Puente Jr.
Jose Ruiz is an active trombonist in Los Angeles by way of Miami, Fl. In Miami he attained a BA in Jazz Performance from Florida International University. Over his twenty- year career, Jose has accompanied artists in the Latin/Salsa/Latin Jazz/Jazz/Reggae-Ska genres such as: Christian Castro, Eddie Santiago, Rey Ruiz, Lalo Rodriguez, Ismael Miranda, Lefty Perez, Arturo Sandoval, Nestor Torres, Paquito De Rivera, Richie Rey y Bobby Cruz, Tony Vega, Bobby Valentine, Tito Puente Sr., Tito Puente Jr., Choco Orta, Frankie Vazques, Rey De La Paz, Anthony Cruz, Nino Segarra, Hector Tricoche, Larry Harlow, Marlow Rosado y la Riqueña, Kingston A-Go-Go, Psych Big Band, and Bill Watrous.
In 2013 Jose won a Grammy for recording trombone on the Best Tropical Album of the year.