Ruben Gonzalez


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Genres: Jazz, Latin, World

Rubén González (May 26, 1919 – December 8, 2003) was a Cuban pianist and member of the group Buena Vista Social Club and Estrellas de Areito. González was born in Santa Clara, Cuba. He learned to play the piano at the music high school of Cienfuegos. He studied medicine but abandoned his studies due to financial difficulties. He began playing with groups in Las Villas. In 1940, he moved to Havana, where he played in the charangas of Paulina Álvarez and Paulín, with Arsenio Rodríguez, Kubavana and Senén Suárez and in the big bands Siboney and Riverside. In 1943, he released his first recording, together with Arsenio Rodríguez. During the 1950s, he served as a member of the Orquesta... Continue Bio >>


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