Edwin Gomez was born and raised in the Bronx, New York, and was influenced by his grandfather, percussionist Miguel Angel (Rocky) Journet who is also percussion idol, Giovanni Hidalgo’s uncle. From an early age, congas and bongos surrounded Edwin and thus his love for percussion began.
As Edwin matured he ventured out to play various percussion instruments, but always had a profound love for bongos, especially since family friend and renowned musician Ray Colon influenced him. Edwin attended Boys Harbor Conservatory for the Performing Arts and was tutored by percussionist Johnny Almendra.
Other musical influences include Giovanni Hidalgo, John (Dandy) Rodriguez, Eddie Montalvo, Eric Velez, just to name a few. Edwin’s musical endeavors have allowed him to perform with top local groups in the New York area including Ray de la Paz, Herman Olivera, Hector Tricoche, Paquito Guzman, Luisito Ayala, Luis Damon, Brenda K Starr, Kevin Ceballo, Raulin Rosendo, Miosotis, Pedro Brull, Ruina Nueva, Boricua Legends, Sol, Conjunto Imagen, and others.