Gilberto “Pulpo” Colón Jr.


Welcome to the official website of Gilberto Colón Jr. affectionately known as “PULPO”.  The esteemed pianist initially received this nickname from his brother and conguero Eddie Montalvo during a live recording session.  Soon after, superstar vocalist Héctor Lavoe made the same reference during a show at the legendary Corso Nightclub for his dynamic ability to move up and down the keyboard telling a story through his solo.  From then on, the name stuck and he continues to live up to his melodic and spontaneous reputation on the piano.

Here you will be able to find info on Pulpo’s Debut CD “HOT BREAD” along with his biography and discography.  Enjoy!