Drummer since age of 10, * shared scenarios with:
GUNS N ROSES, AEROSMITH, JUANES, ALEX SINTEK, JOAQUIN SABINA, MODERATO, VELANOVA, ANDRES CEPEDA, etc.
Attended university with a scholarship at (Berklee´s College of Music extension in Ecuador) at USFQ, then he was elected to play in the Main Jazz student band called ¨Fabrica Jazz¨ graduating with a (B.A.) bachelor degree in contemporary music, and also learned music production
At that moment he was involved with different kind of bands developing a versatil style of playing, going from Timba cubana, Brazilian, Jazz, to Progressive Rock and Metal playing whit renowned bands and musicians in all country like Hittar Cuesta, Salomón Jimenez, Dick Saltzman, Fausto Miño, etc
Actually He is DW (Drum Workshop) International Artist, been the youngest drummer in south América and the only one in Ecuador with this honor, Drummer and founder in ROCKVOX
Jose learned and took lessons with the most representative Drummers Around the world:
Thomas Lang, Tony Royster Jr, Matt Garstka, Rich Redmond, Chad Wakerman, Gregg Bissonette, Gergo Borlai, Dave Elitch!
12x14 Floor Tom
14x16 Floor Tom
18x22 Bass Drum
6.5x14 Top Edge Snare
1 Dw rack main package
2 Dw rack side package
1 Heavy duty single tom & cymbal stand
3 Heavy duty straight‑boom cymbal stand
1 Heavy duty double tom stand (Air Lift)
2 Heavy duty snare stand (Air Lift)
1 Heavy duty throne, Tractor (Air Lift)
1 9000 series 8 foot remote HH stand
1 9000 SERIES 2 LEG HI HAT STAND
1 DW 9000 DOUBLE PEDAL 2013
Josean, Jose, Andres, Mora, Jose Andres Mora, Studio, Drummer, Baterista, DW, Sabian, Vic Firth, Vic, Firth, Artist, Artista, Grabación, Recording, Studio, Cymbals, Platos, Pedals, Pedales, Sabian, Remo, Clases, Alquiler, Baterías
DW Collector´s Series (Maple / Mahogany)
B.E.A.T. Academy / Eddie Mejía 1999 - 2001
B.M. Contemporary Music (Berklee College of Music) IMC USFQ 2001 - 2005
Producción Musical y Sonido USFQ 2003 - 2005
Advanced instructional Skills. (Certificate)
(Teacher training center for international educators). 2007 / 08
Advanced instructional Strategies (Certificate)
(Teacher training center for international educators). 2007 / 10
Estrategies and methodologies of teaching (Postgraduate) 2008 / 06
WORKING EXPERIENCE / TEACHING:
Instructor and Director of “Liceo de Loja” Marching Band in 2006.
Director of percussion department in CMSFQ Colegio Menor San Francisco de Quito 2007-2008
Drum teacher in USFQ. (Work Study Program) 2 years.
Drum Teacher (Private lessons) 10 years.
BANDS AND PROJECTS:
“ROCKVOX” Most popular Hard Rock band in Ecuador.
“Anima Inside” Progressive Rock
“Tomback”, Percussion Ensemble.
“Fabrica Jazz Club” Internacional Jazz Fest.
“Los Pickles” Classic Rock Covers band.
“Max” Pop-Rock Band Loja).
“Paulo Moura” Latin Grammy Award Winner “Music by Roots” (Brasil).
“Blues S.A.” Blues Band.
“Viveza Criolla” Contemporary Jazz Trio.
“Loja Nueva Generación” Band that represents the music of that city nationwide.
ACADEMIC AND MUSICAL ACHIEVEMENTS:
Scholarship winner by World Scholarship Tour to “Berklee College of Music” (Boston-EEUU).
Youngest drummer participation in “La Batalla de los Bateros 3” (National drummer Battle). 2nd place in highest category
Certificate as a student and Professional drummer in ¨BEAT Academy¨
“Loja la Nueva Generación” cultural award , certificate and medal of honor to join the project
Plays in I Encuentro Internacional “Fabrica Jazz Fest” with Paulo Moura grammy winner.
Joined and Plays in III Festival Internacional de Jazz “Ecuador Jazz 2007” with his jazz fusión trio Viveza Criolla.
Elected between many musicians to represents The country (Ecuador) in the international trade fair of tourism “Asia ITB 2011” in Singapur, playing Ecuadorian Folk Music
Represents Ecuador in the biggest International East Coast trade fair in New York ¨ International Tourism 2012¨, playing folk music (asigned by the Ecuadorian Tourism Department).
Actually He is DW (Drum Workshop) International Artist, been the youngest drummer in south América and the only one in Ecuador with this achievement.