Fernando González is an arts writer and editor. A musician by training, he is a two-time GRAMMY-nominated and EMMY winner. His work appears in the digital arts magazine Artburst Miami, the newspapers Miami Herald, and Miami New Times, and the music blog Jazz With an Accent. He is a member of the editorial team of the Miami Book Fair as an Associate Editor and Copywriter. (2019-present) and was the Associate Editor for Print & Special Projects for The Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (Latin GRAMMY, 2011-2019). Complementing his journalism, González has conducted workshops on writing and His work appears in the digital arts magazine Artburst Miami, the newspapers Miami Herald, and Miami New Times, and the music blog Jazz With an Accent. music criticism at Berklee College of Music, Valencia Campus, Spain (2017-2019).
His past professional affiliations include staff music critic for Miami Herald (1993-1999) and The Boston Globe (1988-1993) and cultural correspondent for The Washington Post (2000-2005). He was the Managing Editor for JAZZIZ magazine (2003-2008) and the pioneering bilingual web portal El Sitio (1999-2000). He won an Emmy as Senior Editor and Writer for the documentary Notes from The Mambo Inn: The Story of Mario Bauzá (WGBH, Boston).
Other professional highlights include writing about arts, culture, and technology for the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation’s website, contributing commentary for National Public Radio’s Morning Edition, and features and columns for the music magazines Downbeat and JazzTimes. He has written program notes for Carnegie Hall, Jazz @ Lincoln Center, The Town Hall, New York City Center, and the Adrienne Arsht Performing Arts Center (Miami), and for events such as the Edinburgh International Festival, Scotland and the Festival de la Leyenda Vallenata, Valledupar, Colombia.
González hosted and produced Jazz With an Accent ®, a ten one-hour program series on global Jazz for 88.9 FM WDNA in Miami (2010), and was the Curator of Jazz Programs for the Arsht Center, then Carnival Center, Miami (2005-2007). He also translated and annotated Astor Piazzolla, A Memoir (Amadeus Press, 2001) and curated, annotated, and produced the CD Universe of Rhythms: The GRAMMY Guide to Latin Music for the inaugural Latin GRAMMY Awards in 2000.
Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, González majored in math at the Universidad de 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 later studied composition with composer and theoretician George Russell, electronic music with Robert Ceely at the New England Conservatory, and independently with guitarist and composer Ralph Towner.
He is a voting member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (GRAMMY®) and the Latin Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (Latin GRAMMY®).