Jose Hernandez Bio

Jóse Hernàndez envisioned a mariachi ensemble to reflect the passion of the rich cultural heritage he belonged. Activating this vision would establish his expression to truly live as a link to the mariachi medium. Jóse Hernàndez

When he created Mariachi Sol de México® in 1981, Jóse prepared the way to set the Latin musical world afire with new original rhythms, sounds and ideas.

Jóse’s fluent of the mariachi medium is unmistakably intense when it comes to expanding the boundaries of mariachi music. He has recorded with the most respected and recognized names in the industry, including:

Jose Feliciano
SelenaVikki CarrWillie NelsonLinda RonstadtJuan GabrielVicente Fernandez
Luis Miguel
Guadalupe PinedaThe Beach BoysLola BeltranRocio DurcalBrian AdamsLucha Villa and more

Pursuing compositions worthy of more appreciation for mariachi, Jóse has enlightened audiences by producing rich, cultural performances world over.

With an excellent knowledge of music history, Jóse tantalizes his listeners with

musical inspirations that ricochet from Leonard Bernstein to Augustine Lara, and Glenn Miller to José Alfredo Jimenez.

Jóse Hernàndez Having performed for President Clinton in Washington D.C. for the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute again proved Mariachi Sol de México® an international institution. This honor exemplifies Mariachi Sol de México® as a traveling cultural icon that symbolizes eclectic musicianship and communal cross-generation joy.

Jóse is also the musical director of the prestigious Las Vegas International Mariachi Festival with the 1999 performance at Mandalay Bay and the annual Viva El Mariachi concert held at the renowned Universal Amphitheater.

Perhaps one of Jóse’s gallant achievements, Maestro Jóse Hernàndez has brought life to another passionate mariachi provision—symphonic compositions for mariachi. Establishing the Sol de México® symphony orchestra has allowed scores of mariachi lovers to become entranced by this full mariachi sound.

Jóse’s versatile talents have been expressed in performance from Puerto Rico to Hawaii, from Latin America to the most renowned venues in the world.

The humble endeavor of Jóse Hernàndez is to remain the voice and medium for mariachi;
to reflect the treasured cultural heritage through the pages of mariachi;
to express his soulful vision of mariachi without end;
—this to Jóse, is the Passion of Mariachi.