Jesús Guzmán
Continuing Lecturer, Ethnomusicology

Jesús “Chuy” Guzmán is widely recognized as arranger, director, instructor, and musician in the genre of Mexican mariachi music.

Guzmán is the musical director of Mariachi Los Camperos De Nati Cano, and master of numerous traditional mariachi instruments: trumpet, vihuela, guitarron, guitar, and violin.

For over nearly 20 years, Guzmán has served as head instructor for numerous international mariachi festivals in the United States and Mexico. Career highlights include collaboration on the orchestration and musical arrangements for the Symphony Orchestra of Jalisco and recording as a guest artist with Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlan.

Mr. Guzmán also toured and recorded with Linda Ronstadt on her Grammy Award-winning album, Canciones de Mi Padre (Songs of My Father) and has appeared in several Hollywood motion pictures. Mr. Guzmán’s production for Mariachi Los Camperos titled Llegaron Los Camperos was nominated in 2006 for a Grammy Award under the Mexican-American category.

Most recently, his production for Mariachi Los Camperos, Amor, Dolor, y Lagrimas was awarded a Grammy for 2008 Best Regional Mexican Album. Guzmán has been a faculty member in the UCLA Department of Ethnomusicology since 2000.

Daniel Szabo
Adjunct Associate Professor
Ivan Varimezov
Adjunct Assoc. Professor
Yuri Shimoda
Digital Projects and Preservation Specialist, UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive
Mark Kligman
Chair of Ethnomusicology; Professor
Chi Li
Adjunct Professor
A. J. Racy
Distinguished Professor
I Nyoman Wenten
Adjunct Assoc. Professor
Pejman Hadadi
Visiting Assistant Professor
Supeena Adler
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Steven Loza
Chair of Global Jazz Studies; Professor
Farzad Amoozegar
Adjunct Assistant Professor

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