About this Artist
For more than 30 years, Jose “Pepe” Martinez, Jr. has lived on stage inspired by the gift of music introduced to him as a young boy. His biggest teacher and mentor was his own father, most affectionately known as “Don Pepe,” who institutionalized mariachi music and led Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán to international stardom over his 40 years of musical direction. Pepe Jr. has been trained by the best, performed with the best, and is committed to making sure the next generation of mariachi musicians receive the highest quality and most authentic instruction possible. With over 25 years as a leading member of Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán, Pepe Jr. now brings his experience, professionalism, and leadership to his new group Mariachi Ángeles.
Notable Performances 2017
- The Ford: ¡Viva La Tradición! 30 Años de Canciones de Mi Padre
- Orpheum Theatre Phoenix, Arizona: 2nd Annual Food City Mariachi Festival
- River Arena Anaheim, CA: 12th Annual Anaheim Mariachi Festival