The 5th Anniversary Rosarito Beach International Mariachi & Folklorico Festival proudly announces that the multiple Grammy Award-winning composer, producer and arranger Alberto ‘Beto ‘ Jimenez and his Mariachi Espectacular have just been added to the roster of world-class talent that will be performing at the event. Please Save The Dates: October 1st-5th. The venue, once again, is the iconic oceanfront Rosarito Beach Hotel. ALL…100%...of the net proceeds will go to benefit the construction and operation of both locations of the local Boys and Girls Clubs. Visit: www.rosaritobeachmariachifolkloricofestival.com for more complete information.
Coming from a family with generations of talented mariachi musicians, multiple Grammy Award- winning Composer, Producer, Arranger and Musical Director, “Beto”, has sustained this tradition and has continually blazed new trails in the mariachi world. Born in Mexico City, he attended the prestigious National School of Music where he studied theory, composition and musical arranging. He became a member and, ultimately, Musical Director of the Mariachi De America De Jesus Rodriguez de Hijar in 1985 before moving to the United States in 2005. During those twenty years, he had the honor of accompanying internationally-acclaimed artists, such as LOLA BELTRAN, ROCIO DURCAL, AIDA CUEVAS, AMALIA MENDOZA, LUCHA VILLA, MIGUEL ACEVES MEJIA, VICENTE Y ALEJANDRO FERNANDEZ, and LUIS MIGUEL, among others. He also was selected to participate in the first ten Encuentros Internacional Del Mariachi y Charreria Festival that takes place every year in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. PBS even filmed a documentary about this festival in 2002…Mariachi: The Spirit of Mexico…in which Beto was a featured singer and violinist.
Before permanently moving north-of-the border, he had also served as Musical Director for several Mariachi Festivals and Conferences across the USA, including those held in the cities of Albuquerque, New Mexico; Chula Vista, California; Wenatchee, Washington; and in Tucson, Arizona. Together with Maestro Jesus Rodriguez de Hijar, Alberto Jimenez was the Musical Director of Mariachi De America where he had the honor of being the producer and musical arranger for three of their award-winning, best selling CDs (Volumes 1, 2 and 3). In 2005, he was invited to Los Angeles, California, to participate and arrange the Mariachi Divas “Asi Somos” CD. In 2006, he moved to L.A permanently to assume the position of Musical Director for the Divas. Since that time, he has produced , arranged, and composed music for their last six CDs (including, in addition to“Asi Somos”): “Mi Humilde Oracion”, the Grammy Award-Winning CD “Canciones de Amor” (where he also won a Grammy for Producer of the CD), “10 Aniversario” , ‘Viva la Diva’, ‘Oye’ and the Grammy Award-winning ‘A Mi Manera’ featuring the hit single and video, ‘Rosarito,’ which he wrote in collaboration with Ismael Gallegos.
It was only a matter of time before Beto’s love of performing led to his forming Mariachi Espectaular. This group of internationally famous artists performed on their initial CD, ‘Puro Tradicion’ in late 2012. Since most of them also produce, compose, and record with some of the most famous artists in the world, it is a rare treat for them to be performing in Rosarito in October., where they will be joining the multiple Grammy Award Mariachi Divas, el mejor del mundo, Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlan, and the Latin Grammy-nominated Trio Ellas.
Coda: Beto’s protean skills recently led him to not only create the musical arrangements for the critically acclaimed ‘Mariachi Gringo,’ which won the Guadalajara (MX) Festival’s Award for Best Film, but to also serve as vocal & instrumental coach for the movie’s co-star Shawn Ashmore (who is currently co-starring with Kevin Bacon on the hit television drama ‘The Following’) and to act in the movie, as well.
Beto and Mariachi Espectacular can next be seen on March 15th at the Rosarito Beach Hotel where they will be featured in an homenaje honoring the The Mariachi Divas who recently became the first mariachi group in the history of the genre, regardless of gender, to win two Grammy Awards in the category of 'Best Mexican Regional Music.' The doors open at 6:00 PM. General Admission is $10, VIP seating is $15. For ticket information please click on to: www.rosaritobeachmariachifolkloricofestival.com OR www.clubnyn.org.
Information on how to book hotel reservations at a very special rate can be found at: www.rosaritobeachhotel.com
The event has been dubbed 'Grammy Jammin' with The Divas' and it promises to be a joyous occasion made doubly so by the fact that ALL...100%...of the net proceeds will go the to the benefit of the Club de Ninos y Ninas (Boys and Girls Club) of Rosarito,
It doesn't get much better than that!