Mariachi Champaña Nevín is making a name for itself as a virtuoso ensemble of uncompromising quality with a multicultural aesthetic unique in the world of music. Led by accomplished classical and mariachi trumpeter, composer, professor and author Jeff Nevin, Ph.D., this ensemble’s performances, recordings and workshops have thrilled and inspired mariachi and Classical-music enthusiasts alike. Turning effortlessly from classic, very traditional Mexican music to transcriptions of beloved works from Classical music literature, their skill and authenticity within both of these traditions is a thrill to behold.
With the creation of Symphonic Mariachi Champaña Nevín, Jeff Nevin has augmented the mariachi’s string section, creating a lush sound that will truly delight and amaze. This is a unique ensemble of the finest “born and bred” mariachi musicians together with world-class classical musicians, combined to create a sound and spirit unlike any other. The only mariachi in the world of its kind, Symphonic Mariachi Champaña Nevín boasts current or former members of mariachis Vargas de Tecalitlan, Sol de Mexico, Los Camperos and others along with current or former principal strings and trumpets from orchestras such as the San Diego Symphony, Orquesta Filharmonica de la Ciudad de Mexico, Orquesta de Baja California, New Mexico Symphony, and many others.
Jeff Nevin and Mariachi Champaña Nevín have appeared on television in at least 7 countries, their recordings are programmed on the DMX Satellite Radio network that reaches 80 million daily listeners, they are featured in the recent documentary film “Viva el Mariachi”, they recorded the theme song to the Televisa TV program “Viva California, Viva Mexico” which airs 12 times per week, and they have become frequent guests of KPBS radio and television in San Diego, both performing live in studio and conducting on-air interviews dicussing various issues related to their work.
As soloists with major symphony orchestras, in recital performances, educational performances, on recordings or while conducting student workshops, Mariachi Champaña Nevín never fails to enthrall and inspire!