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The Grand Concourse is the main thoroughfare that runs through the Bronx. When I first moved to New York, I made the South Bronx my home, and it's where I created most of the songs included in this album. It was where I struggled to rise above the challenges that came with starting a new life in a city that could swallow me up in no time. But "The Grand Concourse" also has a meaning that inspires. It is the broad road that leads to new journeys. It is at the concourse where people connect in an open space and encounter the expected and unexpected. And my album is the meeting place for the world to enter that space of diverse musical experiences.
"The Grand Concourse is an album for dreaming, for falling in love and for sharing with your close ones. Cheers."
“His music sounds as if it were making the mind travel on an epic journey…A kind of music that suggests a whimsical romantic entanglement.” - Fox News Latino
“When you listen to Dayramir, it's impossible to feel as though you’re hearing more of the same.” - Europa Press
“Gonzalez has a monster technique that could be the envy of many a classical keyboard artist…He whizzes through it all with accuracy and a sense of daredevil showmanship.” - Florida Classical Review
If Nu Deco Ensemble is the Dom Pérignon of the party, then maybe Dayramir Gonzalez is the exuberant bubbly that makes champagne Champagne.” - Artburst Miami