studied music at The University of Texas at Austin. His trumpet teachers have been Ray Crisara, Gary Mortenson, Keith Winking, and Don Jacoby.
José is a highly sought-after musician in and around Austin. In addition to his work with the Pecan Street brass, he is principal trumpet with the Austin Civic Orchestra, Austin Brass Band, and Balcones Community Orchestra.
José works in the Information Technology Department of the Texas Workforce Commission.