The Band

Al Gonzalez, Trumpet

A powerhouse member of the Houserocker Horns is Alfonso A. Gonzalez, who's had a horn in his mouth since the age of 12. Raised in Costa Rica, Al has been in California for over 30 years, and honed his trumpet chops in high school and college. He has opened up for and/or played with Joe Henderson, Allen Vizzutti, Greg Abate, The Smother Brothers, Miles Anderson, Tony Orlando and Dawn, Larry Vockuvich, and Louie Bellson. He credits Maynard Ferguson and Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass among his influences. Al Also plays Funk/Soul with The JT Horns.