Over the course of six decades, Mariachi Nuevo Tecalitlán has risen to the top of the mariachi world, frequently performing for the most prestigious events and with the greatest singers and symphony orchestras. The group was originally founded in Guadalajara in 1965 by brothers José “Pepe” Martínez (1941-2016) and Fernando Martínez (1946-1998). Today’s fifteen-member ensemble is made up of highly accomplished musicians and vocalists who perform traditional rancheras, sones, huapangos, boleros and classically influenced favorites that represent the Martínez family tradition. Mariachi Nuevo Tecalitlán performs under the musical direction of Fernando Martínez, who is joined on stage by his brothers Ángel and Alex, and son Luis Fernando. Fernando, Ángel and Alex and brothers to Carlos Martínez, musical director of Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán. All are part of the Martínez legacy that spans nearly 60 years.
Mariachi Nuevo Tecalitlán will make their debut in San Antonio at the 28th Annual Mariachi Extravaganza concert at the Lila Cockrell Theatre on Friday, November 18, 2022. Tickets are available at Ticketmaster.com.