Celebrate the holiday season with San Jose Jazz at Christmas in the Park’s Community Stage. Every Thursday during the holiday season, SJZ will curate acts on this free stage. For this performance, the 2018 Summer Fest artists Mariachi Los Toritos will be headlining the evening.
Mariachi Los Toritos aims to be a positive impact for young aspiring musicians and local youths in the community by sharing the Mariachi culture while advocating for its traditional preservation. They are a group composed of musicians ages 9 to 17 from the local music program called Mariachi Academy of Music. Mariachi Academy of Music is a music school where any student is taught an instrument to be played in various music styles and genres. They focus on sharing the passion and history of their traditional mariachi music so that it will continue to thrive through future generations. Their mission is to create better musicians through the art of performing, and in the process have the students gain the confidence and self-esteem they need to become successful adults, leaders and role models of their community. The musicians are from the cities of Gilroy, Pleasanton, Morgan Hill, San Jose and Santa Clara.