"Fernando Gomez is a perfect example of a world class versatile drummer. Gomez’s groove is both solid, & hypnotic, but he can also open up and bring lots of energy when needed. I’ve watched him grow from a prodigy on the edges to one of the most in-demand sidemen in Southern California. When trumpet virtuoso Gilbert Castellanos needed a drummer for the daily rigors of Federal Jazz Project, Gomez got the call. Bebop legend Charles McPherson invited the 24-year-old drummer onto the stage and into the recording studio and veteran bassist Rob Thorsen considers him a first choice for building a rhythm section."
Gomez is a sensitive listener who can also burn when the music needs it.
- Robert Bush, jazz critic for the San Diego Reader; All About Jazz and NBC San Diego.