His career as a performer includes performances with his own group and figures such as Paquito D'Rivera, Danilo Pérez, George Garzone, Claudio Roditi, Giovanni Hidalgo, Horacio “El Negro” Hernández, Antonio Sánchez and Lee Konitz, among others.

As a soloist, his performances include the World Festival Orchestra under the direction of Paquito de Rivera, the Milan Svoboda Orchestra in Prague, the Carlos Chávez Symphony in Mexico, the prestigious Jazz Knights Big Band from West Point, the Banda del Puerto in Valencia under the direction of Isidro Coll, and more recently the Granada Orchestra with the conductor Alejando Posada. Performances with his group and his duo with pianist Rafael Alcalá include jazz festivals in Montreal, Quebec, Paris, Boston, New Orleans Heritage, London, Tel Aviv, Freiburg, and Mexico.

As a Professor at the Berklee College of Music, Mendoza has achieved international recognition as a pedagogue for his work as a professor of vibraphone, jazz improvisation studies, as well as for his prestigious Latin Jazz ensembles, an area in which he is a co-professor. founder. Mendoza frequently conducts master classes at different universities in the USA, Canada, Europe and Israel, and is visiting professor at the Royal Northern College of Music and the Guildhauld Arts and Music Academy in England, as well as the Scottish Royal Academy in Glasgow.

His clinics include lectures at the International Association of Jazz Educators in Los Angeles, Toronto, New York, and Miami, and the Percussive Arts Society International Conference in Los Angeles, Miami, and Dallas. He has participated in percussion festivals such as the International Marimba Festival (Chiapas, Mexico), International Festival of Patagonia (Argentina), Berklee World Percussion Festival, Perkuska (Poland), Journées de la Percussion (Paris), Percussion Festival of Puerto Rico, Rhythm Sticks Festival (London), Percussion Days (Belgium), and the International Percussion Meeting (Sao Paulo, Brazil).