Today we caught Jose Roman Duque aka Jorodu and here we are sharing his exclusive interview with our loyal readers. So, without wasting the time let’s get started.
Q: First of all we want to say welcome to you.
Q: How did you come into music industry?
Ans: I started at 12 yrs old in Venezuela, studied later until I went to Boston to graduate at Berklee College of Music
Q: Who was your inspiration for music?
Ans: Many to mention, but I can say with certainty, Bill Bruford has been a big influence on me. Pat Metheny, JOhn McLaughlin, YES, Eloy, Rush, etc
Q: What is the name of your debut song?
Ans: Fortuna Non Omnibus Aeque
Q: Say something about your musical journey?
Ans: I did graduation from Berklee College of Music, then I started establishing myself as the most innovative and versatile musician where I lived. Currently I am living in Miami and positioned mysaelf as the go to guy in a variety of styles, such as Jazz, R&B, Latin, Rock,World Music and Pop.
Q: Who helped you most in your journey?
Ans: My family, and a very close knit of friends
Q: Who gave you pieces of advice?
Ans: My teacher, Jon Hazilla, my friend Erik Aldrey (excellent producer, and engineer), Jon Durant, and Randy Armstrong, has been influential in my journey.
Q: What do you do now a days?
Ans: I teach drums at 3 different schools, and perform regularly with many artists and bands in my area, (Miami, FL, USA)
Q: Let us know something about your future projects.
Ans: hoping to start working on a duo album with my friend Lars Tellman, in Germany, we had collaborated in the past and we’re expect to finish a whole album of our compositions.
Q: What is your message to your fans?
Ans: Support independent artist please!!!
Q: Any message for new artist?
Ans: Be true to yourself!!