Description

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

Discipline

Music

Contact name

K.T. Gardner

Contact address

4505 Bull Creek Rd Austin TX 78731

Phone 1

512-207-0825

Phone 2
Email

ktrootstock@gmail.com

Public performance

$6000 – $10000

School performance

$2000 – $3500

Workshop fees
Travel per diem lodging

TBD

City

San Antonio

Website

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flaco_Jimnez

Special audiences

Festivals

Venue size

Larger, Medium, Smaller, Very Large

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