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Jose V Ruiz-Resto
Assistant Professor
School of Music/Head of Music Business & Entrepreneurship; Music Technology & Production; Jazz Studies; Social Impact of Music Entrepreneurs (Honors College Quest course)

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Among his credentials and with over 60+ albums as a producer, artist, audio engineer, composer, and entrepreneur, Dr. José Valentino Ruiz is an EMMY® Award Winner, 2-time Latin GRAMMY® Award Nominee, and Recording Engineer & Featured artist for a Latin GRAMMY® Winning album, 51-time DownBeat® SM Award Winner (record holder), Gold Medal as Global Music® Award Winner, Gold Medal as Parents' Choice® Award Winner, Yamaha® Young Performing Artist Winner, 5-time UK Music Industry Award Winner, and Big Easy Entertainment Award Winner, and more. He holds 30+ other awards pertaining to television arts & sciences, recording arts & sciences, and for empirical research in music business & entrepreneurship education.


Dr. José Valentino Ruiz serves as: (1) Area Head and Inaugural Professor of Music Business & Entrepreneurship, (2) Jazz Studies Professor, and (3) Afilliate Faculty for the Center of Latin American Studies at the University of Florida.


In addition to his professorship, Dr. Jose Valentino Ruiz is the CEO of JV Music Enterprises LLC. and TigerMusic Productions Inc., a leading creative enterprise that provides consultation, music production, artist development, and entrepreneurial educational services for corporations, churches, non-profits, and musical artists in the U.S.A., Latin America, and the United Kingdom. His company has affiliate partnerships with Hayden5Media Inc. (NY’s leading media production company), MVProductions LLC. (Miami’s leading media production company), and the Diaz Music Institute 501C3 (one of U.S.A.’s top commercial music education centers based in Houston, TX), where he serves an Director of Entrepreneurship and Global Outreach.

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