Springfield Jazz & Roots Festival - August 6, 2016
August 6, 2016


Jose Gonzalez and Banda Criolla

One of the most eclectic Caribbean musical ensembles touring today, Jose Gonzalez and Banda Criolla are first rate, virtuoso performers, unique and versatile in Latin, Jazz and World Music. Combining the high energy of Puerto Rican Jibaro music, the excitement of Adro Boricua/Cuban drumming and the freedom of modern day Latin Jazz, Jose Gonzalez and Banda Criolla is a Caribbean powerhouse band. The band is composed of one of Puerto Rico’s premier musicians, Jose Gonzalez, playing the guitar and cuatro, the island’s national instrument. A major performer and composer, Jose has 17 CD recordings, and has performed with some of the most prestigious symphony orchestras and legendary Latin artists, such as Libertad Lamarqure, Sandro, and Braulio.