[1/24] Preview: Jimmy Gonzalez y Grupo Mazz at Desperados in Kyle

Jimmy GTonight the legendary Jimmy Gonzalez y Grupo Mazz hit the stage for the very first time at Desperados in Kyle. The Brownsville native and bona fide Tejano superstar is considered one of the best arrangers and songwriters in Tejano music. After beginning his career well over thirty years ago, he is still going strong and cranking out hit after hit.

The story of Mazz is nothing short of amazing and is the stuff of movies. Jimmy Gonzalez has seen it all: countless hits, Grammy Awards, Tejano Music Awards, a famously flawed former frontman in Joe Lopez, a famous rivalry with fellow Tejano powerhouse La Mafia, highs and lows, and finally a resurrection with Gonzalez himself as the voice and face of Mazz. Through it all, Gonzalez has consistently written great songs and has continued to be one of the most popular, bankable and reliable acts in Tejano music.

Jimmy’s latest release Iconic is now available everywhere. It is yet another solid effort and most definitely “puro Mazz.”

Long story short: Lots of fans, classics and new hits, and well worth the cover charge to see one of the greats. Also, huge kudos to Kyle, Texas for opening up a new venue for Tejano music and starting out with big time names right off the bat (La Sombra, Elida Reyna and now Mazz).

Deperados is located at 110 W. Center Street, just west of I-35 in Kyle. The doors open at 8 p.m.The cover charge is $12 before 9 p.m. and $15 after 9 p.m. 21+ are welcome. For more information, call 512-504-9118.

Piper LeMoine

Piper LeMoine manages all things technical, promotional, and creative at Austin's own Rancho Alegre Radio, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and promoting Tejano and Conjunto music. She also co-hosts Rancho Alegre, playing Tejano and Conjunto music every Monday from 9-10 a.m. on KOOP 91.7 FM in Austin and online at koop.org.

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