Fernando González is an arts writer, critic, and musician. He contributes regularly to the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation blog and the digital arts magazine Artburst Miami and edits the blog Jazz With An Accent. He also has been the Associate Editor for Print & Special Projects for The Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences since 2011.
González has 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.
His affiliations include stints as staff writer for The Miami Herald and The Boston Globe, correspondent for The Washington Post; Managing Editor of the music magazine JAZZIZ; columnist for Downbeat magazine and contributor to JazzTimes. He has written program notes for Carnegie Hall, Jazz@ Lincoln Center and the Edinburgh Festival, has contributed essays to National Public Radio’s Morning Edition, was the managing editor of El Sitio.com, a pioneering bilingual site (1999) and a columnist, writing in Spanish, for Eritmo.com, a Latin music website (2000-2002).
Complementing his work in arts journalism, González has been also active in record production, teaching, radio hosting and arts administration. He was the Curator of Jazz Programming for the Adrienne Arsht Performing Arts Center, Miami (2005-2007) and translated and annotated Astor Piazzolla, A Memoir (Amadeus Press), as told to Natalio Gorín by Argentine New Tango composer Astor Piazzolla (2001)
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 Music. 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 ®)