Vibraphonist, producer, composer, and educator, Victor Mendoza of Mexican origin, is considered one of the greatest artists of international recognition in the genre of Latin jazz and world percussion by critics around the world.
His career as a performer includes performances with his own group and with artists such as Paquito D' Rivera, George Garzone, Claudio Roditi, Slide Hampton, Antonio Sanchez, Giovanni Hidalgo, Horacio "" El Negro"" Hernandez , Lee Konitz, Jorge Pardo and Perico Sambeat, among others.
As a soloist, Mendozas performances include the World Festival Orchestra under the direction of Paquito de Rivera, Milan Svoboda Orchestra in Prague, SinfoÌnica Carlos Chavez in Mexico City, the prestigious Jazz Knights Big Band of West Point, the Orchestra of the City of Granada, Spain, and the Primitiva Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Spain. Jazz festivals around the world include Montreal, Paris, Boston, New Orleans Heritage, Warsaw, Prague, Tel Aviv, Madrid Jazz and as soloist with the CompanÌƒia Nacional de Danza de EspanÌƒa, and sold-out concerts at the Taipei National Concert Hall and Osaka National Percussion Festival.
Latin Beat Magazine named him among the most prominent artists in the genre of Latin jazz. Modern Drummer Magazine and Jazziz magazine named Mendoza as ""the leader of the vibraphone in this genre, and one of its most imaginative composers.