Andy Gonzalez

Andy González (born January 1, 1951 in The Bronx, New York) is a New York-based double-bass player. González is a respected and prolific jazz, Latin-jazz and salsa musician, composer and arranger of Puerto Rican ancestry. He is a long-time musical collaborator with brother Jerry González. They are the founding members of Conjunto Anabaco and Grupo Folklórico y Experimental Nuevayorkino, with whom he produced three LP recordings: Concepts of Unity (1974), Lo Dice Todo (1975) and Homenaje a Arsenio (2011). The band members were: Jerry and Andy González, Frankie Rodríguez, Milton Cardona, Gene Golden, Carlos Mestre, Nelson González, Manny Oquendo, Oscar Hernández, José Rodríguez, Gonzalo Fernández, Alfredo “Chocolate” Armenteros, Willy García, Heny Álvarez, Virgilio Martí, Marcelino Guerra, Rubén Blades, Orlando “Puntilla” Ríos, and Julito Collazo on the first two releases.

Andy González has performed and recorded with many of the most important names on the Latin music scene, including The Fort Apache Group, Dizzy Gillespie, Tito Puente, Eddie Palmieri, and Astor Piazzola.