Mariachi Garibaldi de Jaime Cuéllar
Founded in 1994, Mariachi Garibaldi de Jaime Cuéllar has enchanted audiences with their dynamic musicianship and lively stage presence for over twenty-five years. Under the direction of Jimmy “El Pollo” Cuéllar, son of Jaime, Mariachi Garibaldi regularly shares the stage with some of Mexico’s most beloved performers. They have appeared at the Auditorium Theater in Chicago, Teatro Degollado, Valley Performing Arts Center, The John Anson Ford Amphitheatre, Bakersfield Fox Theater, Chandler Center for the Arts, Smith Center for the Performing Arts, Tempe Center for the Arts, and Gallo Center for the Arts. Recently, they were featured performers for Camila Cabello’s Tiny Desk Concert performing “La Buena Vida.” Mariachi Garibaldi enjoys a professional partnership with Ballet Folklorico de Los Angeles and together they have entertained thousands of people at sold-out venues.
Originally from Bakersfield, California, Jimmy Cuéllar began his mariachi career as a teenager alongside his father, and was a founding member of Mariachi Garibaldi. His dedication to his craft drove “El Pollo” to finetune his skills on the violin, guitarron, vihuela, guitar, and guitarra de golpe, securing him a place with Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano. He was featured on the Grammy Award winning album cELLAbration: A Tribute to Ella Jenkins, and the following year, Llegaron Los Camperos: Concert Favorites of Nati Cano’s Mariachi Los Camperos received a Grammy nomination for Best Mexican Album. He added to his Grammy success with Cien Por Ciento Mexicano by Pepe Aguilar and Amor, Dolor, y Lagrimas.