A festival in honor of the Multi-Grammy Award-winning singer Jimmy Gonzalez is confirmed by his nephew, Adolfo Garcia on Facebook writing, “The 1st Annual Forever Jimmy G Festival is going to be on Sunday, June 30th in Brownsville, TX in Jimmy’s hometown.
The 67-year old Brownsville, TX native, passed June 6th, 2018, at Methodist Hospital, in San Antonio from a cardiac arrest.
Gonzalez is survived by his wife of 19 years, Anna Lisa Gonzalez, his 5 sons: Henry Lee (Patricia), James “Junebug” (Lenore), Lee Michael “Mikey” (Nancy), Joseph “Choch” (Celina), and Robert Lee “Uker” (Erica) and their mother, Yolanda Solis. He was the proud grandfather of 10: Lee Michael Jr., Dominic James, Jaymee Leigh, Myranda Jolie, Miranda Larysse, Nicholas Anthony, Meagan Grace, Henry Lee, and Sofia Lee. Jimmy will also be missed by his siblings, nieces, nephews, cousins, and extended family members.
In the late 1970s Jimmy Gonzalez & childhood friend Joe Lopez from Brownsville, TX formed Grupo Mazz. When the band split, in 1999, Jimmy and Joe found success in their own projects.
Mexican descendant Jimmy González was born and raised in the U.S., getting involved in popular music after joining with singer Joe López to form a band called Grupo Mazz, playing private parties and special events. During the ’90s, Grupo Mazz became one of the top artists in the Tejano music scene. In 1999 after Joe López decided to leave, Jimmy González y el Grupo Mazz recorded the Tejano Music Awards nominated Quien Iba A Pensar, featuring the hit single “A Pesar De Todo.”