Dr. José M. Aponte
October’s 3rd Thursday Jazz performance is also a celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. Dr. José M. Aponte will perform and discuss Latin and African influences on jazz.
José M. Aponte is a native from Carolina, Puerto Rico, with a B.M. in Percussion from the Music Conservatory of Puerto Rico, an artist diploma from The Musicians Institute of Technology in Los Angeles, California, and a M.M. from the University of North Texas Jazz Studies Program. José is a principal lecturer at the University of North Texas in the Percussion and Jazz Studies departments, where he teaches drumset and Latin percussion. In addition to his private lesson studio work, José is the director of UNT’s Afro-Cuban Ensemble, Brazilian Ensemble, and Latin Jazz Lab Band.