1995 – Jesús Rodríguez de Hijar

Jesús Rodríguez de Hijar was born in the town of Tequila, Jalisco. At an early age, he learned the vihuela, later changing to violin. At the age of seven, he moved briefly to Mexico City, where he lived near the Plaza Garibaldi. At that time his uncle, Antonio de Híjar, played with the famous Mariachi Tapatío […]

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1994 – Miguel Martínez

If any figure in mariachi music deserves to be called a “living legend,” it is indeed Miguel Martínez. To mariachi  musicians and aficionados everywhere, the name of Miguel Martínez is synonymous with the virtuoso mariachi trumpet. Miguel’s career spans nearly 60 years, during which he played a major role in popularizing this instrument in the mariachi and took it to levels that have rarely been […]

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