May 2008: Release of Yerba Buena, long-awaited 3rd album; Descanso Gardens, La Cañada-Flintridge, CA

April 2008:
Earth Day Celebration, Ojai, CA

March 2008: Surprise birthday party for U.S. Rep. Xavier Becerra, Pasadena, CA

November 2007: Bell Gardens, CA (We love Bell Gardens!)

September 2007:
Bell Gardens, Santa Fe Springs, Corona, CA

August 2007:
6th Encuentro de Jaraneros de California at Plaza Olvera; Sunset Junction, L.A.

July 2007:
Bell Gardens, CA

June 2007:
Bishop and Lee Vining, CA; Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles; Leavitt Pavilion, Pasadena, CA

April 2007: Cal State Channel Islands, Camarillo, CA

January–August 2007:
recording Yerba Buena

February 2007: Benefit for founder of Cutumay Camones, legendary Salvadoran nueva canción group, L.A.

December 2006:
Gala holiday spectacular featuring CJ and Mariachi Divas, Torrance Civic Center

November 2006: Begin recording what would become Yerba Buena

September 2006: Multicultural Arts Society, San Juan Capistrano

August 2006: Chase Palm Park, Santa Barbara; Peter Strauss Ranch; Fiesta La Ballona

June 2006: Hollywood & Highland; City of Imperial Beach

June 2006: 5
th Encuentro de Jaraneros de California

May 2006: Raleigh, North Carolina. Played a for a weekend outside the restaurant of a crazy Colombian. Fantastic food, great people/hospitality, wonderful tequila!

September 2005: South Coast Farm, San Juan Capistrano

September 2005:
Return to John Anson Ford Amphitheatre, Hollywood

March 2006: Landmark Trópico de Nopal event featuring Conjunto Jardin and Emma’s Revolution, L.A.

August 2005:
Huntington Beach Pier; Concert Under the Stars, Olivas Adobe, Ventura; City of Culver City

April 2005: 4th Encuentro de Jaraneros de California

February 2005:
Multicultural Arts Society, San Juan Capistrano

November 2004: CJ plays the first of many successful shows at the Temple Bar in Santa Monica, this one with our friend Ashley Maher.

October 2004:
CJ plays for the first time at the Getty Center. Tiburon comments that walking around the mountaintop campus amid the sea of white travertine is “like being in heaven.”

October 2004: Whittier College

April 2004:
Conjunto Jardín participated in the 3rd annual Encuentro de Jaraneros de California. Libby Harding was one of the principal organizers of this groundbreaking event that drew 1,000 jarocho aficionados and curiosity-seekers to the plaza at Olvera Street for more than 8 hours of nonstop jarocho (and a little huasteco) music. Tim Harding and legendary harp maestro Alberto de la Rosa both sat in with CJ, just before Tim was honored for his contribution to the teaching and diffusion of son jarocho in the U.S.

December 2003: CJ participates in Christmas Eve holiday spectacular at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion (L.A. Music Center), former home of the L.A. Philharmonic. Televised on local PBS station KCET.

October 2003: Back to the Ford for big Dia de los Muertos show

July 2003: Conjunto Jardín, Conjunto Hueyapan and others in jarocho gala at Ford Amphitheatre

June 2003: Conjunto Jardín is nominated for Best Latin Artist in L.A. Weekly Music Awards.

June 2003: Live Oak Festival, near Santa Barbara, CA. Mainstage MC and respected musical wild man Joe Craven is converted; he later actually buys a copy of Floreando at the CD sales tent. Zapateado dance workshop led by Luis and Maritonia Garcia is hailed by festival organizers as “the best workshop we’ve ever had.”

April 2003: CJ participates in 2nd Encuentro de Jaraneros de California.

March 2003: Floreando debuts at #9 on CMJ’s Latin Alternative airplay chart and takes up residence in the top 10 for most of the spring. See one of these charts here.

February 2003: Floreando, Conjunto Jardín’s second CD, is released.

September 2002: Conjunto Jardín debuts new material from upcoming CD at Fandango Jarocho concert with Son de Madera and Mono Blanco (John Anson Ford Amphitheatre, Hollywood).

July 2002: Northern CA tour including return to California WorldFest, Grass Valley, CA

April 2002: Conjunto Jardín participates in first Los Angeles Encuentro de Jaraneros.

June 2001: Conjunto Jardín receives significant grant and other opportunities via acceptance in California Arts Council Multicultural Artist Development Program (2001-2004).

May 2001: CJ performs with Mono Blanco at Angeles Bohemios Cafe, Los Angeles; workshops with members of Mono Blanco

April 2001: Putumayo World Music releases compilation CD Putumayo Presents Mexico, which features Conjunto Jardín’s “La Bruja” from Nuevo Son Jarocho.

March 2001: Workshops with members of Tlen-Huicani, Los Angeles

February 2001: Conjunto Jardín participates in Encuentro de Jaraneros, Tlacotalpan, Veracruz, including special benefit concert at Teatro Netzahualcoyotl also featuring groups Mono Blanco, Son de Madera, Siquisirí, and Estanzuela.

July 2000: California World Music Festival, Grass Valley, CA

May 2000: Multicultural Arts Society, San Juan Capistrano

February 2000:
Conjunto Jardín is accepted for membership on California Arts Council Touring Program roster.

September 1999: Conjunto Jardín opens for Cesaria Evora at SRO concert at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.

August 1999: Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles

May 1999: Bay Area tour including La Peña Cultural Center, Berkeley, Sonoma County Folk Festival, Sebastopol, Winters Opera House

August 1998:
Orange County CD release concert, San Juan Capistrano, CA

August 1998: CD release concert for Nuevo Son Jarocho draws audience of 3,000 to Grand Performances at California Plaza, downtown Los Angeles; special guests include Tim Harding, Larry Saunders, Ciro Hurtado.

August 1998: Conjunto Jardín’s first CD, Nuevo Son Jarocho, is released.

July 1998:
Conjunto Jardín plays to a sold-out House of Blues, West Hollywood, opening for Colombian superstar Carlos Vives. First time working with Luis and Hugo Garcia of El Club Veracruzano de California. Aggressive in attitude and absolutely rhythmically assured, their full-costume zapateado electrified the crowd, “parting the waters” on the packed HoB dance floor!

July 1997: Conjunto Jardín debuts at Caribbean Festival, John Anson Ford Amphitheatre, Hollywood. Receives glowing review in the Los Angeles Times by Don Heckman.