Mariachi Champaña Nevín Mariachi Champaña Nevín

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Mariachi Champaña Nevin
Mariachi Champaña Nevin is widely regarded as one of the leading proponents of “classical mariachi music” in the world. Comprising virtuoso mariachi and classical musicians, this unique ensemble fully embraces the ideals of traditional Mexican and European Classical music. Led by composer and trumpeter Jeff Nevin, they have delighted diverse audiences across the US, Mexico, and as far away as Russia, South Korea and Turkmenistan for more than two decades. 

Jeff Nevin has created a large canon of original music scored for mariachi and symphony orchestra, including the world’s first Concerto for Mariachi and Orchestra (“Pasión Mexicana”), an enchanting classical song cycle scored for mariachi and orchestra (“Al aire libre,” based on the poetry of Alberto Blanco), a magical Mexican Christmas celebration (“La fiesta de la nochebuena”), as well as numerous orchestral adaptations of traditional mariachi songs.  Together with Mariachi Champaña Nevin, or as trumpet soloist/conductor, Jeff Nevín has performed his music with dozens of symphony orchestras including the San Diego Symphony, Colorado, Aguascalientes, Grant Park, Jalisco and many others. And Mariachi Champaña Nevin has performed with many of Mexico’s finest singers, including Placido Domingo, Aida Cuevas, Vikki Carr, Jorge Lopez-Yañez, Mónica Ábrego, José Luis Duval, Rafael Jorge Negrete, Florencia Tinoco and José Medina.

Mariachi Champaña Nevin recently released their fifth album, “Nuestra Navidad,” a groundbreaking two-CD set featuring beloved Mexican and American Christmas carols along with classical favorites including Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite and Pachelbel’s Canon. And their “Día de Muertos” celebration has received wide acclaim, becoming a much-anticipated tradition in San Diego. Visit to learn more.

Banner photo by Susan and Neil Silverman Photography

Mariachi Champana Nevin Band