Founded Valdes Music Productions and produced Latin Jazztet, Mambo Allstars, Jazz Facets, as well as the International VMP Orchestra. He required every week piano lessons from a nun at an area parochial college, but his parents didn’t possess a piano, therefore he would make use of a table to apply his fingerings. He was a lover of such rings as Sly as well as the Family members Rock, Grand Funk Railroad, as well as the Brecker Brothers, while he is at senior high school. His dad, also called Jose, was a lover of jazz, bebop, and Mexican music, while his mom Elena was a lover of traditional music, specifically the waltzes of Johann Strauss II. His main contact with music as a kid came from viewing the TV displays of Steve Allen, Jimmy Durante, and Lawrence Welk.