Paquito González, Sanlúcar de Barrameda (Cádiz), Sept. 1981 percurssionist.
His curiosity for the world of the music started so young, at the age of 14 years enter in the legendary group called “Sevillanas Salmarinas” very known at the flamenco world and always accompained by the best guitarist of the style.
At the year 2000, his carrier will change completely, when he will go with the great master of the guitarist Manolo Sanlucar and his partners Tino di Geraldo, Carmen Linares and Isidro Muñóz.
After this, he ́ll start working with big characters in XXI like songwriters Miguel Poveda, Arcángel, José Mercé, El Pele, Chano Lobato o Rafael de Utrera Marina
Heredia, Remedios Amaya, La Susi, Argentina...
He played live concerts too with the guitarist Vicente Amigo, Gerardo Núñez, Tomatito, Juan Carlos Romero, Juan Gómez "Chicuelo", Jose Antonio Rodríguez, José Quevedo “Bolita”, Jose María Bandera, Diego del Morao,
Moraito Chico...
...and great musicians Joan Albert Amargós, Jose Miguel Évora, Carles Benavent, David Peña Dorantes y un larguísimo etc... In the part of the dance his best works were with Joaquín Grilo, Israel Galván, Rocío Molina, Mercedes Ruiz, Pastora Galván o Sara Baras (recording of the music for his work “Marina Pineda”, with music played by Manolo Sanlúcar)...
He also made big tour in the most important festivals of the world as: The North See Jazz Festival (Holanda), Festival de Jazz de San Francisco, Flamenco USA, The International Guitar Festival Belgrado (Serbia), Flamenco Festival Berlín, Festival de Guitarra de Wolcraw (Polonia), Festival Nuits de la Guitare a Patrimonio (Francia), Festival de Guitarra de Córdoba, Bienal de Sevilla, Biennale de Holanda, Bienal de Buenos Aires, Festival de Jazz de Sete (Francia), Festival Flamenco de Jerez, Festival de Música Sacra de Jerusalem... and he played too in studios and some prestogious theatres of the world as The Royal Albert Hall (Londres), Liceo (Barcelona), Teatro Real (Madrid), Bimhuis (Amsterdam), Blue Note de Tokio, Teatro de La Zarzuela (Madrid),
Teatro Maestranza (Sevilla), Teatro Lope de Vega (Sevilla)...
He has also recorded some records like: Tierra de Calma (Miguel Poveda)
Coplas del Querer (Miguel Poveda) arteSano (Miguel Poveda)
La Voz del Agua (Marina Heredia) Marina (Marina Heredia)
A Mi Tempo (Marina Heredia, Directo) Argentina (Argentina)
Las Minas de Egipto (Argentina) Un viaje por el Cante (Argentina) Rio de los Canasteros (Diego Amador) La Calle Perdía (Arcángel) Ropa Vieja (Arcángel) Lio (José Mercé) Ruido (José Mercé) Romero (Juan Carlos Romero)
Canto (El Pele & Vicente Amigo) Un Momento en el Sonido (Vicente Amigo)
Paseo de Gracia (Vicente Amigo, y las colaboraciones de Alejandro Sanz, Enrique Morente, Niña Pastori...)
Autorretrato (Estrella Morente) Sin Muros (Dorantes)
Flamenco por Andalucía y la Humanidad (Paco de Lucía, Manolo Sanlú- car, Carmen Linares, El Lebrijano, Fosforito, etc...)
Ultra High Flamenco (UHF) Bipolar (UHF)
He recorded more than one hundred Cds.
His more recently works has been the discografy work writed by Paco de Lucía “Canción Andaluza”
He also has played for a sinfony organiced by Joaquín Gutierrez Hacha “Guadalquivir”, Antonio Hernández “El menor de los males” y Carlos Saura, in “Iberia” or “flamenco flamenco”
He record with his partner Paolo de Gregorio a didactic DVD teaching how to play the box with a lot of rules and tecnics translated in 6 lenguages and with a lot of contributions as where we can find Miguel de Poveda,Marina Heredia, Vicente Amigo or the great percussionist Giovanni Hidalgo; "El Cajón Flamenco de Paquito González". This record has win an award in the “X convocatoria del Festival de la Unión”, as best teaching work, presented in the age of 2010 at the Drumfest, playing with the master dave weckl an with great mark.
He record two big music proyects with Ultra High Flamenco which has recorded “UHF” and “Bipolar”, or WadiAtma, a mixture of cultures and styles where contributes Itamar Doari, Shai Maestro, Aviv Bahar, José Quevedo “Bolita” and Rafael de Utrera. So usual from great artist like Miguel de Poveda or the master Vicente amigo with who has played in more than fourty countries since
2001.
The percussion of Paquito González is verstile, dynamic, and played with soul, is music.