MP3 Jesus - LATIN: General
Singer-songwriter, unapologetically swims in a ocean of emotions, a body of song that connects continents and centuries. One can sense currents of romantic boleros or the fandango of Old Mexico, then be moved by rhythms that recall gypsy flamenco.
14 MP3 Songs
LATIN: General, LATIN: Flamenco
Jesus was born in a very small city of San Luis Potosi, Mexico, January 06, 1960, in a culture of serenades and romance. Music is part of the Mexican life, there is always someone in every family, or they know someone that plays guitar.
Surrounded by a musical family. His great grandfather was a violin player.
His mother was a model and his father an actor that played guitar all the time. They married very young. His family traveled a lot, due to his father job and also for vacations.
Jesus started writing poetry at a very early age, but it was at 15, that he took his first official classes of guitar, almost immediately starting to compose and write. Always playing music with friends, his life in the adolescence years was influenced by the Music of the Nueva Trova Cubana, the new song. Nueva Trova is a beautiful music, where the lyrics are social, political, or if of love, full of poetry.
He started to be in competitions, where he got awards and recognition in Mexico. At the same time he became part of theater groups, with the same good luck. He studied Ciencias de La Comunicacion, -Communication Sciences-, where he got in touch with radio and TV, and other media. In 1984, he decided to move out of Guadalajara, Jal, his last place of residence.
The options were Mexico city, or Los Angeles, where he had an aunt that he loved very much- now dead -. The decision was Los Angeles.
After a short time in USA, he became part or EQUITY, the actors Union. Touring USA with the Bilingual Foundation of the Arts. Acting and Singing. Then came his triumph in The Festival OTI, a very important Latino music festival, where from about five hundred songs, his was selected to be in the final eight. He didn''t win, but the performance was showcase in television, radio, and newspapers. He performed in many venues of Southern California. In 1992, he moved to San Francisco, looking for a better place to be.
Almost immediately, he became part of Coro Hispano de San Francisco, a Choir of San Francisco that sing music in Spanish, Latin and Indigenous languages. Soon he was doing solos. He had the privilege of had one of his own compositions be arranged by the director, and performed by the choir in tours. At the same time he was performing around the Bay Area with his own group, always singing his own compositions. In 1997, he recorded his first CD, self titled "Jesus," with good reviews from the Media. He studied at SFSU, majoring in Music, but also always studying classes that will enriched his life as a person.
He had travel to performed in Spain, Italy, New Zealand and Mexico, In New Zealand he had a very successful appearance in radio & TV. So you can find his CD for sale as far away as those lands. He is constantly performing or working in voiceover or other activities around the Bay Area. Thinking already about his next CD.