A native of NYC, Gerardo “Jerry” Madera, son of the famed musical arranger and lead tenor sax Jose “Pin” Madera for the Machito Orchestra, and brother of great Latin music arranger, Jose Madera. He has performed with Johnny Pacheco, Tito Puente, Eddie Palmieri, Richie Ray and Bobby Cruz, Tipica 73, Joe Cuba, Hector Lavoe , The Mambo Legends Orchestra, Jose Alberto “El Canario” and Adalberto Santiago among others.