Sonntag, 19. Mai 2013 ca. 18:30 Uhr
One of the leading figures in the world of Latin Jazz, trumpeter/conguero Jerry González is well known for his years of experience with jazz giants such as Dizzy Gillespie, McCoy Tyner and Jaco Pastorius and Latin music greats Tito Puente and Eddie Palmieri, as well as founding member of "Conjunto Libre" and "Grupo Folklórico y Experimental Nuevayorquino", but it is as leader of Jerry González and the Fort Apache Band that his status as one of the music’s most innovative voices and the greatness of his artistic vision became widely recognized.
"The most influential modern Afro-Caribbean Jazz Group of the past 30 years" - Downbeat Magazine
"There are still real innovators wandering throughout the world and Jerry González is one such musical nomad" - All About Jazz
"Jerry is the last bohemian. This guy lives for music. He only has music in his head. When he is playing, he is never joking" - New York Times
"Andy and Jerry González changed the face of Latin jazz, in fact, they defined that hybrid" - Arturo O’Farrill
"If Latin Jazz has enjoyed a golden era through the past two decades, it's largely thanks to the efforts of the trumpeter and conguero Jerry González" - JAZZIZ