Driven to create new aural experiences, Jose Frederick Hernandez seeks to change the status quo through an explosive style in his writing. Trumpeter and Composer, Jose was born in Passaic, New Jersey, a small town outside of New York City. Spending his childhood in Passaic and later Kissimmee, Florida, Jose grew up listening to a healthy blend of musical styles, among them being a vast library of Latin and Jazz tunes and artists. With a stunning grasp on harmony and an approach on rhythm from a different angle, Jose truly displays his passion for artistic expression in his compositions. Jose is working on getting Bachelor’s Degrees in Music Composition and Commercial Music at The Florida State University College of Music, studying under Dr. Stephen Montague and Professor Brian Gaber.