Jesse Joseph Pinedo is an educator and performer from the Los Angeles area who specializes in classical, jazz, and mariachi trumpet. He is currently attending CSULA where he is in his fourth year of his Music Education degree. Jesse performs around the LA area with a mariachi group that he directs called Mariachi Villazul. The mariachi plays for a variety of occasions such as weddings, funerals, masses and birthday parties.
In High School, Jesse was awarded a scholarship that is offered to students who are dedicated to the band program and who inspire others because of their strong passion for music. He also received scholarships from APU and from their music program. He has also been a recipient of the Dean’s List throughout his 4 years at CSULA.
Jesse is inspired to become an educator because of his desire to give back to his community. As an educator, his priority is to teach students how to enjoy music. As a performer, he strives to inspire students to pick up an instrument.