Jorge Mijangos ("El Travieso")
jarana, requinto, vocals, cajón, percussion

Jorge learned his first guitar chords and started singing at festivals and on live radio programs in his native Chiapas, Mexico, at age 6. He began performing professionally at 17, participating in various local groups as a vocalist and guitarist and learning new instruments. He has performed with a wide range of groups in Chiapas, Mexico City, Santa Barbara and Los Angeles, playing salsa, nueva canción, Andean music, and experimental son jarocho. In 1997 Jorge was invited to come to the U.S. to play with Mexican folk group Quetzalcoatl. He moved to Santa Barbara where he began to study son jarocho in earnest with Libby and Cindy’s father, Tim Harding. Libby was so impressed with his musicianship that she asked him to join Conjunto Jardín in 1999. Also an accomplished luthier, Jorge makes many of the group’s instruments.