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Jaime Gonzalez (M.A. in Music, 2000)
Jaime Gonzalez is a freelance trombone player based in the Central Florida area. While finishing his Bachelor of Arts in Trombone Performance degree, Jaime was greatly influenced by playing alongside Jeff Thomas, Keith Oshiro, John Allred, Bill Allred and Dave Steinmeyer. Jaime was able to take what he learned and use it in commercial settings such as Carnival Cruise Lines, Walt Disney World, and Universal Studios.
To date, Jaime has performed with the great Sam Rivers and The Rivbea Orchestra, Jimmy Buffett, the 11 time Grammy nominated Belleview Cadillac, and has recorded a CD with The Gerry Williams Funk Band. He was also able to successfully cross over into the Salsa music circuit. He’s been able to perform with Salsa Legends, Billboard Music Award winners, Latin Grammy Award winners, and recording artists such as: Lalo Rodriguez, Charlie Cruz, Frankie Negron, Jerry Rivera, David Pabon, Herman Oliveras, Hector Tricoche, Edgar Joel, Willie Gonzalez, Eddie Santiago, Michael Stuart, Osvaldo Roman, Anthony Cruz, Giovanni Hidalgo, Luisito Carrion, Orquesta Mulenze , Tito Gomez and Yomo Toro. He has even had the pleasure of opening up for Oscar DeLeon, Los Adolescentes, and El Gran Combo.
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