The versatility of Sol de Mexico has expanded them to new audiences and led to fabulous, unexpected collaborations, such as with the Beach Boys and Willie Nelson. Jose’s records have been nominated for multiple Grammy awards and it is a tribute to the impact of Jose that Sol de Mexico was invited to play at the inaugural Latin Grammy Awards.
Sol de Mexico has played to sold out halls from New York’s Lincoln Center to Viña del Mar in Santiago, Chile. Not only were they the first Mariachi group to play concerts in Beijing, China and Pyongyang, North Korea; the shows were sold out! They have also played for four U.S. Presidents (Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and George W. Bush) including performances at the White House!
But more than awards and credits, it is the passion and love of the mariachi tradition that courses through Jose’s veins into audiences’ hearts. Although he has played for heads of state, it is not surprising to see Jose perform at his famous mariachi restaurant, Cielito Lindo.