Leonard “Flaco” Jimenez
Known as the foremost purist of conjunto music, Leonard “Flaco” Jimenez learned to play the accordion by watching his Dad. By age 7, he was makin’ ‘em dance,” and 50 years later, he has worked with such stars as the Rolling stones and Dwight Yoakum and performed on the soundtrack “Striptease.” In 1986, he won his first Grammy for his remake of his father’s classic, “Ay te dejo en San Antonio,” and since then has added more to his resume. He is considered the only genuine conjunto artist to win a Grammy and is adored in Europe where he toured for more than 15 years. Undoubtedly, when the chronicles of conjunto music are written, Jimenez will be remembered as one of the all-time greats.