With a profound knowledge of both the history of Cuban Jazz as well as the Cuban popular music, and the influences of Classical European music as well as crispy African rhythms, Yuliesky Gonzalez has a fluent ability to write new Cuban Jazz, with an elegance and variation that makes the listener hold the breath in enjoyment. He is capable of lifting the compositions to a level of such quality, that even hardcore musicians get inspired by the innovative tunes.
Classically educated in Camaguey, the young trumpet player started early performing with big names like Omara Portuondo and Felix Valoy, from Buena Vista Social Club, Rolo Martinez from Cubanismo, Grammy winner Rene Luis Toledo, Eddie Palmieri, Alexander Abreu & Habana de Primera, to name a few. Since 2010 he is member of Berlin Big Band and in 2011 he became member of the Kenyan artist Makadem, expanding the band to Makadem & The Afro Cuban Experience. HIs own band "Tierra Caliente" was established in 2010.
Elaine Perez, that has the potential of becoming a new Celia Cruz with her elegant voice, and the male singers, Jari Rojas and Lester Hojas, are among Cubas best voices, all of them with a charismatic stage presence that captivates the audience
The groovy salsa band make the audience feel like being at the very best Cuban Clubs. Great authentic music in high level party style. .
"Tierra Caliente" will be CD releasing in spring 2015.