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“…exquisitely complex; an acute balance of sophistication and innocence and a deeply rooted conviction about the relationship between art and nature.”

                                                                                            LATIN JAZZ NETWORK
                                                                                            5 stars

“…this isn’t the document of an artist torn between two passions; it’s a harmonious and impassioned melding of both that reveals rich promise”

                                                                                            DOWNBEAT MAGAZINE
                                                                                            4 stars

“Shining as both a saxophonist and composer…”

                                                                                            JAZZ INSIDE MAGAZINE

“…she just plays killer jazz. While the cover shot would be right in having you think she veers toward a softer sensibility, that doesn’t mean she’s not capable of sure footed, muscular playing, all of which will have you sit up and take notice. It’s gently, hard hitting stuff that’ll have you singing her praises to anyone who’ll listen. Well done.”

                                                                                            MIDWEST RECORD

“Between Loves, despite its camouflaging bittersweet hearts and flowers title, is extremely intellectually progressive, its roots lying in shifting pre-Impressionism flowing backwards a few steps into its own
Romantic roots”

                                                                                            FOLK & ACOUSTIC MUSIC

“That cover shot by Leo Barizzoni doesn’t begin to tell the true story of the music within. Florencia Gonzalez’s music – either composed by this Uruguayan musician or thoroughfully rearrange by her – billows out from behind deceptively plain-spoken doors with sweeping, depthless orchestral movements on a rhythmic ride. (….)This is a new artist to watch.”

                                                                                            AXS EXAMINER
                                                                                            5 stars

“This is a composer who writes the kind of music you want to listen to.”


“Lest anyone fear that big band is an outdated jazz form, they need only to look towards this astonishing ensemble and its leader.”

                                                                                            THE NEW YORK CITY JAZZ RECORD

“…only someone who is truly talented can create music with such power and beauty. Ms. González is more than just a talented musician. She is, quite simply, a rarity—a woman of astonishing substance.”

                                                                                            LATIN JAZZ NETWORK

“…Florencia’s charts have an air you may call Third-Stream, you may call world music. I’ d call it worth hearing.”

                                                                                            JAZZ INSIDE

“…Woman Dreaming is in most respects a showcase for Gonzalez’ ultra-modern compositions and arrangements, and she doesn’t disappoint. As another flag-bearer in the ranks of such avant-garde writers as Schneider Carla Bley, Hazel Leach, Christina Fuchs and others, Gonzalez has made the sort of remarkable beginning that presages a bright and productive future. ”

                                                                                            ALL ABOUT JAZZ

“…Florencia Gonzalez seems to impress everyone with whom she comes in contract.”

“Woman Dreaming of escape showcases her excellent writing and arranging..”

“…Gonzalez has crafted a program of long-form works that are packed generously with arranging delights and happy surprises.”


“…tracks driven by Latin dance rhythms (tango, candombe, etc) but stretched into modern realms of harmony, rhythm and form that recall the best of Mingus, Monk and Gil Evans…”

“…an array of colors (…) as she marries modern jazz harmony and the occasional 12 tonish classical master to the deepest folkloric traditions of the south of South America.”

                                                                                            THE BOSTON PHOENIX

“ La actuacion de Florencia Gonzalez Big Band fue nuevamente uno de los numeros mas interesantes y disfrutables, con el justo balance entre academia y esquina, entre el norte y el sur, entre el pasado y el futuro de la musica”

(“Florencia Gonzalez Big Band performance was again one of the most interesting and enjoyable acts, with the right balance between school and street, between north and south, between the past and  future of music. ”)

                                                                                            LA DIARIA

“ Mujer soñando con la evasion” refleja una sensibilidad ancha y globalizada, donde dialogan calle y academia, partitura e improvisacion, potencia orquestal y sutiles melodias solitarias…”

(“Woman Dreaming of escape reflects a wide and globalized sensibility, where there is a conversation happening between the studied and the street wise, the written note and the improvised, orchestral force and a singe subtle melody”)


May 23, 2014, 9:30 pm
Florencia Gonzalez Candombe
Project Pre CD Release Concert
@ Shapeshifter Lab
18 Whitwell Place
Brooklyn, New York

June 11, 2014, 9:30 pm
Florencia Gonzalez Candombe
Project CD Release Concert
@ Blue Note Jazz Festival
85 Avenue A
New York, New York

July 2, 2014, 8:30 pm
Florencia Gonzalez Candombe
Project CD Release Tour
@ Cave du 38 Riv’
38 rue de Rivoli
Paris, France

July 12, 2014, 11:00 pm
Florencia Gonzalez Candombe
Project CD Release Tour
@ Cafe Mercedes
Sueca 27
Valencia, Spain

August 1, 2014, 9:00 pm
Florencia Gonzalez Candombe
Project CD Release Tour
@ B Flat
Rosenthaler Straße 13
Berlin, Germany

September 17, 2014 9:00 pm
Florencia Gonzalez Candombe
Project CD Release Tour
@ Ryles Jazz Club
212 Hampshire Street
Cambridge, Massachusetts

December 20, 2014,11:00pm
Florencia Gonzalez Candombe
Project CD Release Tour
@ Paullier y Guana
Paullier 1252
Montevideo, Uruguay