artist, Jorge Gonzalez, has played professionally
for over twenty years, and has recorded
over eighty albums, six of which were Grammy-nominated.
He has had the privilege of performing and
recording with a number of artists including
Willie Colon, Ruben Blades, Celia Cruz,
Johnny Pacheco, Larry Harlow, Ray Barretto,
Juan Luis Guerra, Yomo Toro, Chico Mendoza,
and numerous others. He also performed on
Paul Simon’s Cape man, and has been
the sub percussionist for Enrique Iglesias’s
play, "4 Guys Named Jose and Una Mujer
Jorge has performed in numerous countries
including Germany, Japan, Spain, Argentina,
Columbia, Panama, Chile and the Caribbean.
His greatest professional influences include
Roberto Roena, Johnny Rodriguez, Chuckie
Lopez, Manny Oquendo and Little Ray Romero.
sights his father, Juan Gonzalez, Jr., a
noted percussionist in his own right, who
always encouraged and supported Jorge’s
musical pursuits, as being the person most
responsible for inspiring his musical career.
Jorge plans to continue his music studies
and to become more involved in the arranging
and composing side of this exciting industry.