Why hire Jose Gonzalez and Criollo Clasico?
Weddings/Concerts/Festivals- Spanish guitars - --Concert Duo or Quartet (acoustic / instrumental) Latin American, classical, pop, jazz and original music performed on Spanish guitars, Puerto Rican Cuatro, Flute and Latin Percussion.
2.-Banda Criolla 8-piece Festive Latin Band performing the hot dance rhythms of top Latino artists such as Santana, Juan Luis Guerra, Gypsy Kings, Strunz and Farah,Celia Cruz and Banda Criolla.
Guitarist, composer and virtuoso Cuatro player, Jose Gonzalez, is one of the top contemporary performers of Latin music. Acclaimed for his original compositions featuring “the Cuatro”, (Puerto Rico’s national instrument), his fourteen self-produced recordings have become bestsellers. His music has been featured on NBC, PBS, CNN, cable TV, as well as four “Putumayo World Music” CDs and the Bose Corp. “World Music”CD. Jose has participated as invited artist with the US Navy Band in Washington DC, The Hartford and Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestras as well as the Bronx Arts Ensemble and New Jersey Chamber Music Society among many others..
Jose has performed in Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Cuba, Mexico, Martinique, Curacao, USA and concerts with major Latin artists- Danny Rivera, Andres Jimenez, Roy Brown, Lucecita Benitez, Giovanni Hidalgo, Tito Auger, Haciendo Punto en Otro Son, El Topo, Libertad Lamarque, Sandro, Braulio, Ruben Blades, Willie Colon
Jose has performed major concerts at:
1. Boston Fine Arts Museum 10. U-Conn / U-Mass
2. Berklee Performance Center 11. Yale University, New Haven,CT
3. U-MASS, “Bright Moments Festival 12. Princeton University, New Jersey
4. Chicago Arts and Science Museum 13. Hartford Symphony Orchestra
5. University of Puerto Rico 14. Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra
6. 1st Night Hartford/Providence/Worcester 15. World Guitar Festival, Martinique
7. Heineken Jazz Jam Series, Puerto Rico 16. Bronx Arts Ensemble, NYC
8. Connecticut Classical Guitar Society 17. OAS (Washington, DC)
9. New Jersey Chamber Music Society 18. Puerto Rico Conservatory of Music
10. Philadelphia Art Museum 19. Holyoke Civic Symphony Orchestra
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