Luis Eric Gonzalez, born in Matanzas Cuba, started playing trumpet at the age of seven. Luis is a graduate of the Institute of Arts in Havana, Cuba, and also has several years of formal classical training. In Cuba, he performed and recorded not only with Cuba’s top popular bands, but also for operas, ballets, radio and documentary films.
Luis has been establishing his musical career in the United Sates since 1997. He was the musical director for Celia Cruz (The Queen of Salsa). He has toured and recorded and performed with artists such as: Don Henley, Gloria Estefan, Raul Malo, Lou Vega, Gilberto Santa Rosa, Tito Nieves, Eric Benet, Carl Thomas, Son by 4, Juan Gabriel, Armando Manzanero, Joan Sebastian (Two time Grammy Winner), Jill Scott, Angelique Kidjo and Andy Garcia. Presently he is performing with the Jamie Fox Band and Jane Chang (Chinese Pop Star), Gloria Trevi (Latin Pop Star), Al McKay and Earth Wind & Fire Experience.
While he enjoys touring and recording with various artists, he is also a seasoned composer, arranger and producer. He established his own production company, Azulu Music Productions. Luis arranges and composes various styles such as: Latin Pop, Jazz, Salsa, R&B, Classical and Rock. He has done arrangements for artists such as: Raul Malo, Lou Vega, Eliades Ocho – Buena Vista Social Club (Grammy Winner). He has also done commercial arrangements for Carls Jr. Nissan, Health Net, One Children Foundation and many more. You may also hear Luis’s music on the movie soundtracks Hot Chick and Original Sin.
Luis’s desire is to take Azulu Music Productions to a level which will allow him the opportunity to exercise his full range of abilities.
Instruments: B1, FL-S Flugelhorn