Jesús Guzmán
Continuing Lecturer

Director, Music of Mexico Ensemble; Director, Jazz Combo

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.

Donna Armstrong
Chair's Assistant - Ethnomusicology
Mark Kligman
Mickey Katz Chair of Jewish Music and Professor - Musicology, Ethnomusicology, and Humanities, Director of Lowell Milken Center for Music of American Jewish Experience
Gamin Kang
Lecturer - Ethnomusicology, Director of Music of Korea Ensemble
Münir Beken
Associate Professor - Ethnomusicology (world music theory and composition), Director of Music of Turkey Ensemble
Steven Loza
Professor - Global Jazz Studies, Ethnomusicology, Director of the UCLA Center for Latino Arts
Supeena Adler
Adjunct Associate Professor - Ethnomusicology, World Music Instrument Curator and Conservator, Director, Music of Thailand Ensemble;
Nick DePinna
Adjunct Assistant Professor - Musicianship
David Bragger
Lecturer - Ethnomusicology, Director of Old-Time String Band Ensemble
Timothy D. Taylor
Professor - Ethnomusicology (Popular musics, world music, cultural theory)
Chi Li
Adjunct Professor - Ethnomusicology, Director of Music of China Ensemble
Helen Rees
Professor - Ethnomusicology
Diane White-Clayton
Lecturer - Ethnomusicology, Director of African American Music Ensemble
Cheryl L. Keyes
Professor - Global Jazz Studies and Ethnomusicology (Contemporary Jazz, Hip Hop)
Armen Adamian
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Joko Sutrisno
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