Juan de Marcos’ work has been nominated three times for Grammies and once for a Latin Billboard award. During his career, Juan de Marcos has arranged, conducted, produced or co-produced more than twenty five albums, some of them, like the mentioned “Dundunbanza” (Sierra Maestra, 1994), “A toda Cuba le gusta” (Afro-Cuban All Stars, 1997), “Distinto, diferente” (Afro-cuban All Stars, 1999), “Introducing Ruben Gonzalez” (Ruben Gonzalez, 1997), “Buena Vista Social Club presents Ibrahim Ferrer” (Ibrahim Ferrer, 1999) and “Buena Vista Social Club”(1997), have been acclaimed as seminal productions of the Cuban 20th century.
Considered by many specialists as the head of the Cuban musical revival of the 90´s, Juan de Marcos shared with his friend Nick Gold the first Womex Award in 2000.
“González has probably done more than any other person to bring traditional Cuban music to audiences outside the island.” — MIAMI HERALD
“Whenever musicologists study the colorful sounds of the Cuban diaspora, it’s nearly impossible for them not to mention Juan de Marcos González and his Afro-Cuban All Stars” – VILLAGE VOICE