Posted: June 16, 2012 Filed under: Conjunto music | Tags: accordion, bajo sexto, chicano, chicano art, conjunto, Conjunto music, flaco jimenez, los padrinos, max baca, santiago jimenez, squeezebox, steve jordan, tejano, tex-mex
Azeneth Dominguez’s crowning achievement — Saluté’s 25th anniversary — is admittedly bittersweet.
As the bar owner and loyal patrons celebrate at the St. Mary’s Strip landmark this weekend with Flaco Jimenez, Max Baca, the West Side Horns, Joe Jama and Los Dudes, it’s with a sinking feeling that things didn’t play out quite the way they’d hoped.
Read more: http://www.mysanantonio.com/entertainment/article/Salute-celebrates-bittersweet-25th-3630540.php#ixzz1xyQ84QMD
Posted: May 17, 2012 Filed under: Conjunto music | Tags: accordion, bajo sexto, Conjunto music, flaco jimenez, juan tejeda, san antonio, santiago jimenez, squeezebox, tejano, tejano conjunto festival
Juan Tejeda is betting big that the stars have aligned this weekend.
If all goes as planned, the co-founder and producer of the 31st annual Tejano Conjunto Festival en San Antonio will have pulled off a fantastic coup: the historic reunion of brothers Flaco Jimenez and Santiago Jimenez Jr.
That’s expected at the finale at Rosedale Park on Sunday. Both award-winning musicians are on the bill with separate shows and will (according to Tejeda, Flaco and Santiago) play together at some point to honor their dad.
“It’s going to be history,” said Santiago.
Read more: http://www.mysanantonio.com/entertainment/article/Latin-Notes-May-17-2012-3562816.php#ixzz1v9HpDnrf
Posted: May 17, 2012 Filed under: Conjunto music | Tags: accordion, bajo sexto, conjunto, flaco jimenez, juan tejeda, mexican american, polka, san antonio, santiago jimenez, tejano, tejano conjunto festival, tex-mex
The 31st annual TCF has attractions for all tastes: the young, the old, and the fusion-minded. But none of those attractions shine more than the potential for three, five, 10, 15 minutes, or whatever Flaco Jiménez and his brother Santiago Jiménez Jr. could give us.
The brothers, children of Santiago Jiménez Sr. and two of the greatest living legends of conjunto in their own right, haven’t recorded together since 1960, and haven’t played together since 1982, when they shared the stage with their father at the very first Tejano Conjunto Festival in 1982. While Santiago is ready for the gig, Flaco was surprised when I asked him about it.
“They have sort of a long duel, an estrangement of sorts,” said festival director Juan Tejeda. “Santiago is willing to do it, but I spoke mainly to Flaco’s son about doing a polkita or two in tribute to their father. That’s the plan, and we all hope it happens.
Read the whole article here: “Flaco Jiménez: Will the ‘King of Conjunto’ finally play with his brother Santiago Jiménez Jr.?
Posted: May 10, 2012 Filed under: Conjunto music | Tags: accordion, bajo sexto, conjunto, Conjunto music, flaco jimenez, los padrinos, mexican american, ruben naranjo, ruben vela, santiago jimenez, squeezebox, steve jordan, tejano conjunto festival, tex-mex
As the Guadalupe Cultural Art Center‘s Tejano Conjunto Festival en San Antonio celebrates its 31st incarnation, it does so by balancing the ways of the old guard with those who are searching for new directions.
Festival co-founder and organizer Juan Tejeda wouldn’t have it any other way…
Read more: http://www.mysanantonio.com/entertainment/article/Tejano-Conjunto-Festival-mixes-old-new-3545787.php#ixzz1uUMXyyuG
Posted: August 6, 2011 Filed under: Conjunto music | Tags: accordion, bajo sexto, chicano, conjunto, conjunto hall of fame, Conjunto music, flaco jimenez, keda, KROB, los aguilares, san antonio, santiago jimenez, tejano, texas
On Friday, July 29, “Güero Polkas” Ricky Dávila, the Wolfman Jack of San Antonio radio signed off the air for the last time in 44 years. It was his last show and the beginning of the end of KEDA Radio Jalapeño 1540 AM, the family-owned conjunto radio station that has broadcasted from an old building on South Flores Street since 1966.But was it the end, really?
This is my favorite quote of the article by Danny Casanova…
“I just hope people will continue to listen to conjunto music in San Antonio,” said Casanova. “Tejano, country, and disco were a craze. Conjunto music is a culture.”
Read the article via -The San Antonio Current.