Jerry González Dies After Fire in His Madrid Home: Report


The trumpet participant was recognized for his contributions to Latin jazz.

Latin jazz trumpeter Jerry González has reportedly died at age 69, in keeping with The Spanish Society of Authors and Publishers (SGAE) and native experiences.

González reportedly died after a hearth blazed via his first-floor dwelling in Madrid round midnight on Monday (Oct. 1), in keeping with native press. Police responding to the fireplace discovered the musician, who had gone into cardiac arrest, and tried to revive him. He reportedly died hours later at a Madrid hospital.

González, who was of Puerto Rican parentage, was born in East Harlem and grew up in The Bronx. He was a member of Eddie Palmieri’s band early in his profession, then joined Manny Oquendo’s Conjunto Libre with his brother, bassist Andy González. Andy was additionally by his aspect in The Fort Apache Band, which he fashioned in 1979.

After showing in Spanish director Fernando Trueba’s 2000 Latin jazz documentary Calle 54, Jerry González moved to Madrid. There, he fashioned a quartet, El Comando de la Clave, and recorded and carried out with each jazz and flamenco musicians.

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