Jose grew up in a musical family and was destined to become a vocalist. He has many influences that developed his love for music. His father was a singer who backed up many of the professional singers in New York. His grandfather was a musician who played for the United States Army Band. His greatest influence came from his eldest brother, who was also a musician and a vocalist in many of New York’s Jazz bands.
He first began singing at church at the age of nine and continued singing throughout high school, joining the choir at Ed White High School. After high school he continued his love of music by becoming a professional disk jockey.
In the nineties he began singing with a local gospel group “The Mighty Voices of Praise," recorded several singles with a local artist Zewditu, and appeared in local churches throughout Jacksonville. In 2006, he appeared in “Heritage Bound,” a local play about Jacksonville’s black community. In 2008, he was voted as one of the top ten singers in Florida’s Talent Quest. Presently, you can catch him at a local venue performing and continuing to follow his dreams.