In the mid 80s, Luis González scored one of the most inspiring and career transforming gigs, touring and recording with one of his heroes, legendary percussionist and bandleader Ray Barretto (renowned by the masses for his 60s hit “El Watusi”). The Puerto Rican born, Milwaukee WI raised trumpeter was flattered when he heard Barretto tell a large TV audience that members of his large ensemble would someday become bandleaders and solo artists in their own right. A few decades later, after an extraordinary career working with some of his native island’s greatest artists (Tito Allen, Santitos Colon, Adalberto Santiago, Jerry Rivera) and the world-renowned salsa orchestras of Willie Rosario, Mulenze, Luis Perico Ortiz and Tommy Olivencia, González fulfilled Barretto’s powerful prophecy by launching his career as a recording artist.
In 2018, Luis was inducted into the Music Hall of Fame in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
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Schilke Artist LUIS GONZALEZ and his orchestra "El Tsunami de la Salsa". Luis proudly performs on his B1L Bb trumpet!SCHILKE – The Mark Of Excellence
Posted by Schilke Music Products on Friday, March 8, 2019