"Fernando Gomez is the perfect example of what they used to refer to as a young lion in the jazz press. Gomez’s groove is both solid and intricate, and his ability to swing is inerrant. 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 23-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.