Accordion player Leonardo ‘Flaco’ Jim√©nez is the 2014 Texas State Musician. He has led the way in expanding conjunto music from his community in San Antonio, to new audiences both in the United States and worldwide. Born into a famed family of conjunto musicians, by age seven he was already performing with his father, Santiago Jim√©nez, Sr. Mr. Jim√©nez has performed with Douglas Sahm, Bob Dylan, Dr. John, and Ry Cooder, among others, and has spread the language of conjunto through national and international tours. With Sahm, Freddy Fender, and Augie Meyers, Mr. Jimenez formed the Texas Tornados in the 1990s; he also recorded with the ‘Mexican super group’ Los Super Seven, earning a Grammy for his work with each group. His solo work has netted him three additional Grammys, a Lifetime Achievement Award from Billboard Latin Magazine, and a 2012 National Endowment for the Arts National Heritage Fellowship. He has been inducted into the National Hispanic Hall of Fame and the International Latin Music Hall of Fame in New York City.

Additional information



Contact name

K.T. Gardner

Contact address

4505 Bull Creek Rd Austin TX 78731

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Public performance

$6000 – $10000

School performance

$2000 – $3500

Workshop fees
Travel per diem lodging



San Antonio


Special audiences


Venue size

Larger, Medium, Smaller, Very Large

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