Violinist, Vocalist, Arranger, Musical Director
Juan was born in 1930 in the town of Ameca, Jalisco. At the age of 8, ambition motivated him to move to Mexico City, where he lived with his godfather
and began studying music in the Plaza Garibaldi. A few years later, young Juanito was playing violin in that plaza with a youth group called Mariachi
Los Aztequitas, the first of several groups he would join. From 1951 to 1955, he worked with Mariachi Perla de Occidente, which accompanied Pedro Infante extensively. In 1955, Pepe Villa asked Pinzón to join Mariachi Jalisco, Villa’s second-string group, and in 1958 he grad
uated to Villa’s famous Mariachi México, where he remained for half a decade.
The most important brake of Pinzón’s musical career came in 1963, when Silvestre Vargas invited him to join the group he had aspired to play with all his life: Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán. Juan remained with Mariachi Vargas for three decades, during which time he consummated his talents not only as a violinist and vocalist, both also as an arranger and musical director.
It is with great pride that Mariachi Spectacular Hall of Fame Inducts Juan Pinzón, one of mariachi music’s immortal greats, into its illustrious ranks.