Writer and Editor Fernando González regularly contributes to The Miami Herald, Jazz Times, The International Review of Music, Latingrammy.com, and other publications. As a music journalist, González has been Managing Editor of JAZZIZ, correspondent for The Washington Post, and staff music critic for The Miami Herald and The Boston Globe. He was Managing Editor of El Sitio.com United States, and has contributed to National Public Radio’s Morning Edition, Downbeat, Sí, Variety, Rhythm Music, CD Review, New York Latino, Request, Pulse and eritmo.com.
González won an Emmy and a Gabriel Award as Senior Editor and Writer for the special “Notes From The Mambo Inn: The Story of Mario Bauzá,” and also received an Emmy nomination and a Gold Award as Associate Producer and Writer for “En Clave,” hosted by singer Rubén Blades. In 2001, González translated and expanded Ástor Piazzolla: A Memoir, the autobiography of the late Argentine composer.
In 2011, González co-created and lectured for a course at the Global Jazz Institute at Berklee College of Music. In 2007, he accepted a position with Spain’s Fundación Autor to develop a cultural network in Latin America and was Project Manager in collaboration with Berklee College in launching an international music school in Valencia, Spain. From 2005-07, González was Curator of Jazz Programming for the Adrienne Arsht Performing Arts Center.
González is a member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences and a charter member of the Latin Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences.