About Flaco Jimenez
The birth name of Flaco Jimenez is Leonardo Jimenez and he is an American musician.
Flaco Jimenez is a songwriter, singer, and accordionist who was born on March 11, 1939, in San Antonio, Texas the United States. Jimenez is from a musician family and had a keen interest in music while growing up in San Antonio.
His father and grandfather both were musicians. Even his brother is also a musician. Flaco has been interested in music since his childhood and this interest developed into a passion when he grew up. He also has a dedicated channel on YouTube Music where content related to his latest or previous soundtrack is available.
He is married to Adela Jiminez and the couple has five kids Rosalinda Jimenez Esquivel, Rachel Fernandez, Gill Jimenez, David Jimenez, and Leonardo Jimenez Jr.
Flaco Jimenez's Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits
What is Flaco Jimenez’s net worth?
The net worth of Flaco Jimenez is between ($1-$5) million.
How much does Flaco Jimenez earn per year?
There is no information about the yearly earnings of Flaco Jimenez. He earns money from his musical performances and ads on his YouTube channel.
Height, Age & Physical Attributes
How tall is Flaco Jimenez?
The height of Flaco Jimenez is also not known.
How old is Flaco Jimenez?
Leonardo Jimenez was born on March 11, 1939, in San Antonio, Texas, and is currently 83 years old.
Childhood and Education
Flaco Jimenez was born on March 11, 1939, in San Antonio Texas in the United States. His father Santiago Jimenez Sr. as well as Patricio Jimenez who is his grandfather were musicians. Jimenez started performing at different places at the age of seven with Santiago Jimenez Sr., his father. His father was an explorer of conjunto music.
Jimenez started recording at Los Corporales when he was just 15 years old. The first instrument which Flaco learned was Bajo Sexto. Then, after a few years, Flaco developed an interest in accordion after watching his father and also Clifton Chenier.
Family, Romance, And Relationships
Who is Flaco Jimenez’s partner?
The name of the wife of Leonardo Flaco Jimenez is Adela Jimenez. They both have five children. The names of the children are Rosalinda Jimenez Esquivel, David Jimenez, Leonardo Jimenez Jr., Gill Jimenez, and Rachel Fernandez.
Career And Professional Highlights
Best Known For…
Flaco was a performer in his hometown San Antonio. Then, he joined Doug Sahm in the year 1960 and started working with him. Doug Sahm is one of the founding members of the rock band named Sir Douglas Quintet. Leonardo worked with this band for a few years. Flaco Jimenez then shifted to New York City.
In New York City, Jimenez started working with Peter Rowan, Dr. John, Bob Dylan, David Lindley, and Ry Cooder. Flaco also got featured in their music album Cooder titled 'Chicken Skin Music'. Jimenez was a guest musician on one of the albums of the band Rolling Stone titled 'Voodoo Lounge'. Although these were very small appearances, he got recognition as a musician outside the United States because of this.
Jimenez went on a musical tour with Cooder to Europe. When he returned from there and started performing in the United States of America, Jimenez started his own band. The band also consisted of Wally Drogos and Peter Rowan. The name of the musical rock band was Free Mexican Airforce. On the Saturday Night Live show on NBC, Jimenez appeared with Cooder on 13th November 1976. Jimenez performed on the number one hot country singles titled 'Streets Of Bakersfield' in the year 1988. The single was sung by Dwight Yoakam and Buck Owens. Flaco became a member of the group named Los Super Seven in the year 1988. The group has won a Grammy Award. In the year 1976, Leonardo became a part of the documentary titled Chulas Fronteras whose direction was given by Les Blank.
In the year 2000, Leonardo Jimenez became a part of the rock band in the movie titled 'Picking Up The Pieces' along with Sharon Stone and Woody Allen. Jiminez was also featured in another soundtrack of a movie. The soundtracks of which Jiminez was part of include 'The Border', 'Y Tu Mama Tambien', 'Tin Cup', 'El Inferno', 'Striptease', and 'Chulas Fronteras'. Flaco Jimenez is popular for playing Tejano Music, Tex Mex, and Norteno. Flaco used to be a solo performer. He has also been a session musician. Leonardo Jimenez was one of the members of Los Super Seven and Texas Tornados.
There is no information about the charity work done by Leonardo Flaco Jimenez.
What awards has Flaco Jimenez won?
Grammy Award for Best Mexican-American Performance for the album 'Ay Te Dejo en San Antonio' in the year 1987.
Grammy Award for Best Mexican-American Performance for the album 'Soy De San Louis' in the year 1991.
Grammy Award for Best Mexican-American Performance or Tejano Music Performance for the album Flaco Jimenez in the year 1996.
Grammy Award for Best Mexican-American Performance for the album of the 'Los Super Seven' in the year 1999.
Grammy Award for Best Tejano Music Performance for the album 'Said And Done' in the year 1999.
Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in the year 2015.
Billboard Latin Music Lifetime Achievement Award in the year 1999.
Tejano Music Video of the Year in the year 2000 at the Tejano Music Awards for his single De Bolon Pin Po.
Texas Medal of Arts by him and his brother in the category of folks art in the year 2001.
In the year 2011, he won the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Tejano Music Awards.
Jimenez won National Heritage Fellowship in the year 2012 from the National Endowment of the Arts.
Lifetime Achievement Award in the year 2014 for the best instrumentalist by the Americana Music Association.
Top of Texas Award in the year in the year 2019 by the Texas Country Music Association.
Chris Strachwitz Award Legacy Award in the year 2020 by the Arhoolie Foundation.
Flaco Jimenez’s Hobbies And Interests
His hobby has always been playing different types of instruments.
Other Interesting Flaco Jimenez Facts And Trivia
- His father’s nickname was Flaco which Leonardo took for his stage name.
- In the newspaper Houston Chronicle, Jimenez was listed as number 19 among the Greatest 50 Texas Musicians.
- One of the photos of Flaco has been included in the National Portrait Gallery in the Smithsonian Institution in the USA.
- Flaco and his wife have their own food truck in the region of San Antonio which has been named Tacos Jimenez.
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