Born on May 26, 1919 in Encrucijada, Cuba, jazz pianist Rubén González played with Enrique Jorrín’s band for many years before retiring in the 1980s. González then returned to music as a featured member of the Buena Vista Social Club, performing in a documentary and album of the same name. He released his own albums Introducing… Ruben Gonzalez in 1997 and Chanchullo in 2000. González died on December 8, 2003, in Havana, Cuba.
Musician and pianist Rubén González was born on May 26, 1919, in Santa Clara, Cuba. After studying medicine, González decided to pursue music as a career. In the 1940s, he played with Arsenio Rodriguez and the Orquesta de la Hermanes. González later joined the band of another influential musician, Enrique Jorrin, in the early 1960s. He stayed with the band until Jorrin's death in 1987. A few years later, González had all but retired.
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