Fernando González is the International Editor of JAZZIZ magazine. He also writes about arts and culture for the digital arts magazine Artburst Miami, and edits the music blog Jazz With An Accent. He is also the Associate Editor for Print & Special Projects for The Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences. (Latin GRAMMY® ). (2011-present)
His affiliations include stints as a staff writer for The Miami Herald and The Boston Globe, correspondent for The Washington Post; Managing Editor for JAZZIZ (2003-2008), columnist for Downbeat magazine and contributor to JazzTimes. He also has written about arts, culture and technology for the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation blog; contributed program notes for Carnegie Hall, Jazz@ Lincoln Center, New York City Center, and the Edinburgh Festival; and liner notes for recordings by Astor Piazzolla, Gil Evans, Tito Puente, Pablo Ziegler, and Paquito D’Rivera, among others.
Complementing his work in arts journalism, González has been also active in record production, teaching, radio hosting and arts administration.
He won an Emmy as Senior Editor and Writer for the documentary Notes From The Mambo Inn: The Story of Mario Bauzá (WGBH, Boston) and was nominated to a GRAMMY for his liner notes for Pablo Aslan’s Piazzolla in Brooklyn.
Other highlights include appointments as Visiting Lecturer at Berklee College of Music, in Valencia, Spain (2018), and Curator of Jazz Programming for the Adrienne Arsht Performing Arts Center, Miami (2005-2007); and also projects such as translating and annotating Astor Piazzolla, A Memoir (Amadeus Press, 2001) and curating, annotating and producing Universe of Rhythms: The GRAMMY Guide to Latin Music, a CD sampler of Latin American music styles for the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (2000).
Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, González majored in math at the University of Buenos Aires before pursuing music full time. He moved to the United States to attend Berklee College of Music, majoring in Composition/Film Scoring. He is a voting member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (GRAMMY®) and the Latin Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences.