Grammy-nominees José Hernández and his world-renowned Mariachi Sol de México announce dates for their 24th Annual A Merry-Achi Christmas Holiday Tour traveling to 14 cities throughout California and the Southwest beginning November 29 in San Jose, California and culminating December 22 in Austin, Texas. This season, the ensemble is will also appear on the 2019 Latin Grammys accompanying 3 generations of mariachi superstars, Vicente Fernandez, Alejandro Fernandez and Alejandro Fernandez, Jr. They will also accompany Ana Bárbara singing the Mexican National Anthem at an NFL exhibition game at Azteca Stadium in Mexico City as well as play at a New Year’s Eve celebration in Times Square, New York. Click here for the complete tour schedule.
“We’re excited to continue our annual Holiday tradition for the 24th year bringing Christmas music and cheer to our audiences across California and the Southwest,” says Maestro Hernández. “We’re delighted to bring a great program of joyful music to celebrate the holiday season. A Merry-Achi Christmas is an evening for families both young and old, and, you don’t have to speak Spanish to be part of the celebration!”
ABOUT JOSÉ HERNÁNDEZ AND HIS MARIACHI SOL DE MÉXICO
José Hernández is a fifth-generation mariachi and an eight-time Grammy Award nominee whose passion is to bring mariachi music to audiences around the world. He’s been nominated for a 2018 Latin Grammy for Best Mariachi Album and a 2019 GRAMMY for his sixteenth CD, Leyendas de mi Pueblo, an homage to the great Mexican Mariachi music icons Jorge Negrete, Pedro Infante, Jose Alfredo Jimenez, Miguel Aceves Mejía, Javier Solís, and Vicente Fernandez. He is a world-renowned musician, composer and music educator who continues to break new ground in the world of mariachi music. He is the founder of the world-famous Mariachi Sol de México and America’s first all-female professional mariachi ensemble Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeles.
In addition to leading two mariachi ensembles, Maestro Hernández works tirelessly to inspire and empower the next generation of musicians through the educational initiatives he has founded: The José Hernández’ Mariachi Nationals and Summer Institute, a mariachi music Summer intensive and competition which brings together some of the country’s top student mariachi ensembles and the Mariachi Heritage Society, which teaches mariachi music and folk dancing to new generations. Maestro Hernández is also the Musical Director of many prestigious mariachi festivals and conferences around the world.
Maestro Hernández continues to advance the art of mariachi music with daring new compositions and arrangements. He has arranged and composed music for all sixteen Mariachi Sol de México albums. He sings and plays trumpet, violin, guitarrón, and vihuela. He has performed in prestigious venues around the world and recorded with some of the most respected names in the music industry including Selena, Vicente Fernandez, Lola Beltrán, Juan Gabriel, Luis Miguel, Bryan Adams, and the Beach Boys.