WHAT: Mariachi master José Hernandez and his world-renowned Mariachi Sol de México will appear in concert at the Mariachi Spectacular in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The internationally-acclaimed mariachi has performed at the festival since its inception and Maestro José Hernández was Music Director of the festival for its first 20 years and inducted into the festival’s Hall of Fame in 2016. The ensemble will delight audiences with a program of memorable mariachi favorites from six legends of Mexican music from their new CD Leyendas de mi Pueblo. Tickets 800-745-3000 or click here to buy online.
WHEN: Saturday, July 14 at 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Sandia Casino Amphitheater
30 Rainbow Road NE, ABQ
José Hernández is a four-time Grammy Award nominee and a master of mariachi music. He is a world-renowned musician, composer and music educator who continues to break new ground in the world of mariachi music. He is founder of the world-famous Mariachi Sol de MéxicoÒand America’s first all-female professional mariachi ensemble Mariachi Reyna de Los AngelesÒ
José is a fifth-generation mariachi whose passion is to bring mariachi music to audiences around the world. In addition to leading two mariachi ensembles, he 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 InstituteÒ, 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. José is also the Musical Director of several prestigious mariachi festivals.
José continues to advance the art of mariachi music with daring new compositions and arrangements. His latest and sixteenth CD, Leyendas de miPueblowill be released in June. It is 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 has composed, arranged and provided 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.
José’s musical inspirations are rich and diverse, ranging from Agustín Lara to José Alfredo Jiménez. One of José’s proudest achievements is establishing the Sol de México® symphony orchestra, bringing this powerful and vibrant sound to mariachi lovers around the world.