Pepe Gonzalez is a performer, composer, and teacher. Pepe has performed largely within the Jazz and has performed and Afro-Caribbean idioms and has performed extensively with national and international musicians.
He has had the pleasure of performing with Maria Rodriquez and her Latin Jazz Orchestra, Jeannie Bryson, Pepper Adams, Dorothy Donegan, Clifford Jordan, Horacio Icasto, Hilton Ruiz, slide Hampton, Dave Valentin, the Grubb Brothers, and many others. Pepe has played many festivals including the Caribbean, Spain, France, Greece, Italy, the Soviet Union, and Curacao.
Pepe recently recorded his first CD entitled Looking Back, where he shares with us his considerable composing and arranging chops. The CD includes nine original compositions, all written by Pepe and dedicated to is family, mentors and heroes.