His interest in music awoke at a very early age, beginning his professional career with the group of ‘Sevillanas’ Salmarina. In the year 2000 he began to accompany the great guitar master Manolo Sanlúcar, along with musicians such as Tino di Geraldo, Carmen Linares and Isidro Muñoz. From there, he began to work with the greatest flamenco figures of the 21st century, such as singers Miguel Poveda, Arcángel, José Mercé, El Pele, Chano Lobato or Rafael de Utrera; and the cantaoras Marina Heredia, Remedios Amaya, La Susi or Argentina.
He has accompanied live and studio guitarists Vicente Amigo, Gerardo Núñez, Tomatito, Juan Carlos Romero, Juan Gómez “Chicuelo”, Jose Antonio Rodríguez, José Quevedo “Bolita”, Jose María Bandera, Diego del Morao and Moraito Chico, and great musicians of the stature of Joan Albert Amargós, Jose Miguel Évora, Carles Benavent or Peña Dorantes, among others. In dance accompaniment, his work with Joaquín Grilo, Israel Galván, Rocío Molina, Mercedes Ruiz, Pastora Galván and Sara Baras stands out.
He has toured extensively and played at the most important festivals in the world, such as The North See Jazz Festival (Holland), San Francisco Jazz Festival, Flamenco USA, The International Guitar Festival Belgrade (Serbia), Flamenco Festival Berlin, Guitar Festival Festival of Wolcraw (Poland), Nuits de la Guitare a Patrimonio Festival (France), Córdoba Guitar Festival, Seville Biennial, Holland Biennale, Buenos Aires Biennale, Sete Jazz Festival (France), Jerez Flamenco Festival or Jerusalem Sacred Music Festival, as well as in prestigious international venues and theatres such as The Royal Albert Hall (London), Teatro del Liceu (Barcelona), Teatro Real (Madrid), Bimhuis (Amsterdam), Blue Note in Tokyo, Teatro de La Zarzuela (Madrid) or Teatro Maestranza (Seville).
In addition to live performance, he has participated in the recording of more than a hundred albums, among which are Tierra de Calma, Coplas del Querer and arteSano (Miguel Poveda); La Voz del Agua, Marina and A Mi Tempo (Marina Heredia), Argentina, Las Minas de Egipto and Un viaje por el Cante (Argentina), Río de los Canasteros (Diego Amador), La Calle Perdía and Ropa Vieja (Arcángel), Lío and Ruido (José Mercé), Romero (Juan Carlos Romero), Canto (El Pele & Vicente Amigo), Un Momento en el Sonido and Paseo de Gracia (Vicente Amigo), Autorretrato (Estrella Morente), Sin Muros (Dorantes), Flamenco por Andalucía and la Humanidad, Ultra High Flamenco and Bipolar (UHF), or Canción Andaluza (Paco de Lucía). He has also recorded percussion for the cinema with directors of the stature of Joaquín Gutiérrez Acha in Guadalquivir, Antonio Hernández in El menor de los males and Carlos Saura, participating in several of his films, such as Iberia or Flamenco, Flamenco.
Together with Paolo de Gregorio, he produced a double DVD, Paquito González’s flamenco box (2010), awarded at the 10th edition of the La Unión Festival for best didactic work.
He collaborates with great musical projects such as Ultra High Flamenco or WadiAtma, a mixture of music and cultures where he collaborates with teachers Itamar Doari, Shai Maestro, Aviv Bahar, José Quevedo “Bolita” and Rafael de Utrera.
Paquito González’s percussion is versatile, dynamic, and with soul, it is music.
Auftritte in der Spielzeit 2022/2023:
- 12. Philharmonisches Konzert · Mi. 28. / Do. 29. Juni 2023
Foto: Noah Shaye