San Jose Conjunto/Tejano Gathering

John Jennings wrote in to tell us about an accordion gathering this Saturday, August 12th, in San Jose, CA, at the Biblioteca Latinoamericana. All players, from beginner to pro, are invited to come play and learn tejano/conjunto/norte?o tunes, and even non-accordionists are welcome to join in the fun (break out the bajo sexto!). The event runs from 10am to 2pm and will take place outside on the patio at the back of the main library room. If you can’t make it this Saturday, don’t worry — the group meets monthly on the 2nd Saturday of each month.


  1. Hey Chris and Anna:

    Thanks for posting this. Good job on editing it to get the essence across. And thanks for posting the Joel Guzman video. He is a must see. I’ve taken workshops with him and attended five performances, all worthwhile. He’s a great guy.


  2. Please add me to your e-mail or newsletter list if one is available.

    Thank you!

  3. Bernadette, we don’t have a mailing list or newsletter (yet) but we’ll let you know if we start one!

  4. Hi John,

    Is there somewhere or someway on your website or even at the Conjunto/Tejano gatherings to put the word out that my band is looking for an accordionist? We play new onda Tejana-style music and the traditional Conjunto as well. Interested individuals can send us an email at We will be playing at the Moose Lodge on Mt. Pleasant Rd. in San Jose on Sat., 9/16 for their 16 de Septiembre dance if those interested would like to check us out.
    Thank you,

  5. Sure Bernadette — I’ll post something on the site today. (Hope it’s not too late, but I just got back from a vacation.)