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April 4-6, 2025

Word of South

Jose Serrano

Upright and electric bassist specialized in sultry, Venezuelan infused, jazz music, Jose Serrano currently teaches at FSU as graduate assistant, pursuing his Master’s in Jazz Performance. Raised in Venezuela, he was brought up in the classical scene, playing in orchestras since age 10. By age 16, he was able to move to the U.S., and shortly after he found the love for Jazz, Funk, Soul, Blues, and other American styles. Growing up, he was exposed to music ranging from classical to Brazilian Maracatu, and now he’s able to perform in several groups in a wide virility of genres. He’ll be appearing at Word of South Sunday with multi-instrumentalist Roger Glenn on the Florida Jazz & Blues/Marriott AC Ballroom stage.