Jose Roman Duque Bio

Jose Roman Duque

Drummer, Composer

Jose R. Duque is a graduate of Berklee College of Music. He is an innovative and versatile musician from Venezuela now living in Miami, who performs in a variety of styles from Jazz, Latin, and World Music to R&B, Rock and Pop. Jose is a member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (GRAMMY Awards) and has composed, recorded and released numerous albums with his ensembles: THE GED TRIO; Jose Duque’s RELOAD, ZUMBATRES and ROMAN(US).

While living in seacoast New Hampshire, he performed with the Randy Armstrong Trio, Randy Armstrong World Fusion Ensemble and recorded on the 2015 album release, BEYOND BORDERS. Other recording and performance projects include the album, Etymologywith British bassist, Colin Edwin of the band, Porcupine Tree; Jon Durant’s album, Burnt Belief; Emigdio Suarez & SUPERPOWER; the Jazzilian Project with Jose Gallegos and Ed Calle; Jazz vocalist, Yvette Norwood-Tiger; and the Jonathan Auerbach Trio.

Jose is an active music educator teaching drums at the Center Tone Music School in Key Biscayne, Florida and in his private studio. He has authored a book on drumming technique entitled, The Drummer’s Role with in-depth interviews featuring Antonio Sanchez, Adam Holtzman, Stephen Webber, Otmaro Ruiz and many others. He composed music for two independent films, Landscapes in a Truck and Summertime released in Spain in 2012-2013.

Jose Duque has been endorsed and performs with Soultone Cymbals, Los Cabos Drumsticks, Porter & Davies Stealth Monitoring Systems, Cympad Cymbal Optimizers and Kickport Bass Drum Enhancers.

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