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Meet Jasmine Lopez

Today we’d like to introduce you to Jasmine Lopez.

Thanks for sharing your story with us Jasmine. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
I was born into a family of mariachi musicians in Modesto, CA. My dad taught my siblings and I how to play instruments and sing when we were kids. I was learning the violin. Although I wasn’t really interested in playing mariachi music as a kid, I quickly realized that I had a passion for singing. I sang all the time! Even at school during recess, it was probably so annoying! But I just knew that singing was what I wanted to do when I grew up.

My older sister’s taste in music rubbed off on me when I was a little girl. I was heavily influenced by Selena, Mariah Carey, and Destiny’s Child.

When I was 14, I decided to join the family business, which was my dad’s mariachi band. I had very little knowledge on how to play the violin, but I put on a mariachi suit I had made when I was 12 and went to my first gig. I was so terrified but determined to get better at both vocal and violin performance. It took about a year until I actually started enjoying it.

I played in my dad’s band until I graduated high school and moved to Los Angeles for college. Within the first few months of living in LA, I was invited to rehearse with Mariachi Divas. I had no idea how much I was about to grow and develop as an artist!

I was a member of the Divas for over six years. During this time, I traveled all over the country to perform at amazing venues and recorded on five albums, two of which were nominated for Grammy awards. I learned so much about being a performer and entertainer from that band, and I couldn’t wait to take all of that and put it towards a career as a solo artist!

Since then, I have been songwriting and performing at Universal CityWalk. I plan on releasing a smooth pop/r&b style EP before this summer. I still play mariachi music with Mariachi Las Catrinas on the weekends when I’m not doing solo performances. I love mariachi music and it will always be a part of me, however, I’ve been obsessed with pop and r&b my entire life and I feel like that’s the kind of music my voice belongs to.

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
I faced a lot of challenges at the beginning of my career. I was 18 and had very little experience when I joined a band of super talented musicians and singers, so I naturally felt intimidated. The music was really advanced, and I still hadn’t found my voice. But I practiced really hard for months and I eventually started receiving recognition for my work. The challenges I faced then have definitely helped shape me into the performer I am today.

We’d love to hear more about your work and what you are currently focused on. What else should we know?
I am a singer/songwriter. I live for singing. I love creating art and I want to be known for expressing my passion and emotions through English and Spanish songs, whether they’re originals or a covers. I’m proud of what I have accomplished in the little time that I have been a soloist, and I’m excited to see what the future has in store for my music!

What moment in your career do you look back most fondly on?
I have two really fond moments I like to look back on:
1. I had the opportunity to record backup vocals for a song on an Alejando Fernadez album

2. Being a Grammy nominee for an album I sang my heart out on

Contact Info:

  • Email: lopez.jasmine94@gmail.com
  • Instagram: JasmineLopezMusic

Image Credit:
Alfred Spina, Zeff Farias, Stephanie Del Rio

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