Jerry Gonzalez

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Birthday
5, 1949
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Oct 1, 2018 (69)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
5, 1949
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Oct 1, 2018 (69)

About

Influential Latin jazz trumpet player. His primary music group, Jerry Gonzalez and the Fort Apache Band, released several critically-acclaimed albums.

Before Fame

His 1970 collaboration with Dizzy Gillespie established his musical reputation.

Trivia

He began playing the trumpet when he was in junior high school.

Family Life

He was raised in a musical family; his father was a singer and master of ceremonies for many different bands.

Associated With

Gonzalez collaborated with many musicians, including Chet Baker.