Jose Jose was born on the 17th of January, 1948 in Azcapotzalco, Mexico City. He was born into a family of talented musicians and was raised as a Roman Catholic. Jose showed an interest in music from an early age. As a teenager in 1963, he launched his career with serenades. In 1966, joined a band called Los PEG. He began to sing and play different instruments such as the bass, guitars and double bass. The name of the band he joined was Los PEG. They played at popular jazz venues of Mexico City where artists like Erroll Garner, Dizzy Gillespie, Antonio Carlos Jobim and Joao Gilberto used to perform. In 1967, looking for a solo career, he decided to sign a contract of two songs with the name of Pepe Sosa, and released the singles El mundo and Ma Vie. The songs however, did not gain much success. After this, he went back to his band and continued to perform in nightclubs.
Jose said farewell to his band again and adopted Jose Jose as his stage name. This was in respect for his father, who's death had occured recently because of alcoholism. He adopted his first name Jose, and joined it with his father's first name which was also Jose. He signed a contract with RCA Victor and managed to record his debut album called Cuidado. The album contained songs by Armando Manzanero and Ruben Fuentes. The style of the album was a mix of romantic ballads and boleros with a little jazz and bossa nova. His first album did not gain much popularity, but was praised by the critics because of its quality. After this struggling period, his rise to fame occurred, and he appeared on several TV shows. He got his chance at the spotlight with singles like Una manana and Cuidado. The media and the masses finally started to give him attention.
His first big hit was the single La nave del olvido which became an instant success in Latin America and Mexico. He then recorded his second album called La Nave Del Olvido. His big break occurred on the 25th of March, 1970, when he was chosen to sing in an international music festival to represent Mexico. The festival was called II Festival de la Cancion Latina. His outstanding performance of the single El Triste cast tears in the eyes of the audience and he got a standing ovation. He stood third place in the festival. After that, he became a star in Mexico and his romantic ballad style music mixed with his unique voice became immensely popular. He also appeared as the lead character in films such as uscando una sonrisa, Sueño de amor, Gavilan o Paloma, Perdoname Todo and La carrera del millón.
Jose's album Secretos is one of the best selling albums in the history of Mexico. It has sold over eleven million copies worldwide. With a series of great hits, he managed to receive nine nominations to the Grammy Awards and various recognitions all around the world. His concerts sold out in venues such as the Radio City Music Hall and the Madison Square Garden. His music also reached non Spanish-speaking countries such as Israel, Japan and Russia. A special concession was given to him by the government of Mexico in 1996. He received the Prize of Excellence in 2002 in the Lo Nuestro Awards, the Best Latin Artist Award and the Best Latin Album Award by the Billboard Magazine and he received the Person of the Year Award by the Latin Grammy Award Recording Association in 2005.
In a career that has spanned over forty years, his distinctive vocal style and performances continue to wow audiences. Because of his wide-range vocals, he is regarded as no less than a legend in Mexican music. Tickets are available for this exciting concert so treat yourself to the live performance of one of the most popular Latin singers of this era!