aboutshowscontactMariachi Jalisco

Mariachi Jalisco is one of Austin’s most established ensembles with links to the local mariachi community that span over 20 years. The group was originally founded in 1997 as Mariachi Jalisciense Azteca and for a number of years played Friday nights at Jalisco Bar, once the most well-known mariachi spot in town. Mariachi Jalisco currently performs at another Austin favorite, Matt’s El Rancho Mexican Restaurant.

The mariachi tradition originates in western central Mexico, in and around the state of Jalisco. As the group’s name suggests, Mariachi Jalisco is dedicated to the traditional sound and repertoire of mariachi music. A five-piece ensemble with the essential elements of the violin and trumpet, and a full rhythmic complement of guitars (guitarrón, vihuela, and guitarra), Mariachi Jalisco continues the tradition of mariachi music in Central Texas. The group, however, has long been known for its voices, be they belting out ranchera classics or serenading loved ones on special days.

With its experience and skill, Mariachi Jalisco is available to perform for most any occasion: weddings, anniversaries, quinceañeras, and other public and private celebrations.