Ray Gonzalez at O'Day Park
July 14, 2011
Ray González has dedicated himself to salsa and Latin jazz for over 35 years as a professional arranger, composer, and conductor. Born in Puerto Rico, he attended the Conservatory of Music and the University of Puerto Rico. González has played and recorded with Tito Puente, Charlie Palmieri, Kako, Giovanni Hidalgo, Charlie Sepúlveda, Ismael Rivera, Ray de La Paz, the Puerto Rican Power Orchestra, and many others.
The Tito Puente Latin Music Series takes place in June, July, and August at outdoor locations across Boston. The seven-concert series is an infectious soundscape of salsa, timba, mambo, bolero, jazz, funk, soul, groove, and more. Performers include Berklee faculty, students, alumni, and world-renowned artists from Puerto Rico, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Venezuela, Cuba, and throughout Latin America.
Tito Puente Latin Music Series is presented by Berklee College of Music, Villa Victoria Center for the Arts, ParkARTS, and the Mayor's Office of Arts, Tourism and Special Events. The series is part of Berklee’s Summer in the City, which features over 80 free outdoor concerts throughout the Boston area from May to September. As presenting sponsor of the 2011 concert series, Natixis Global Asset Management is committed to preserving cultural experience through the power of music.