Flaco Jiménez

Five-time Grammy winner Flaco Jimenéz is the best known Norteño musician in the world. Almost single handedly, he took an obscure style of regional music from the Tex-Mex border and made it a part of the international world music scene. In a career spanning more than 50 years, he’s played every variation of American roots music imaginable: Norteño/Tejano, blues, rock, Hawaiian, folk, conjunto, and country.

Leonardo Jimenéz (his nickname Flaco is Spanish for “skinny”) was born in San Antonio, Texas in 1939, the son of famous conjunto accordion player Santiago... Read More

City Of Origin:
San Antonio, Texas, United States
Genre:
World
Birthdate:
03/11/1939
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