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American musician

Jerry Gonzalez is ...

Born 5 Jun 1949 in Manhattan
Died 1 Oct 2018 in Madrid
Age69 years, 3 months
Causesmoke inhalation
Jerry Gonzalez
Jerry Gonzalez
Jerry Gonzalez with his trumpets and congas

About Jerry Gonzalez

Jerry González (June 5, 1949 – October 1, 2018) was an American bandleader, trumpeter and percussionist of Puerto Rican descent. Together with his brother, bassist Andy González, he played an important role in the development of Latin jazz during the late 20th century. During the 1970s, both played alongside Eddie Palmieri and in Manny Oquendo's Conjunto Libre, and from 1980 to 2018 they directed The Fort Apache Band. From 2000 to 2018, Jerry González resided in Madrid, where he fronted Los Piratas del Flamenco and El Comando de la Clave. In October 2018, he died of a heart attack after a fire in his home in Madrid.