George and Estrella Pajon emigrated from Cuba and settled in the Southeast area of Los Angeles to raise their two children, George and Elizabeth. Elizabeth is an elementary school teacher and George is a self-taught guitar player who learned to play by listening to guitar greats such as Carlos Santana, Stevie Ray-Vaughn and Jimi Hendrix.

George Pajon Jr.

After graduating from Downey High in 1987, he dedicated much of his life to fine tuning the various styles of music that he plays and writes. He received several Grammy nominations in 2004 and 2005 and a Latin Grammy nomination in 2006 while busy touring and recording with the platinum-selling, award-winning Black Eyed Peas. His talent has given him the opportunity to share the stage with many of music’s great performers like Macy Gray, Carlos Santana, Sting, James Brown, John Legend, Ricky Martin, Justin Timberlake and many others.

His creative fretwork and strong stage presence have helped cement the Peas’ reputation as one of the genre’s most exciting live acts. George is currently on tour with Fergie and planning on going back to the studio to record a new album.