El Viejín

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El Viejín
Birth name José Jiménez
Born 1963
Genres Flamenco
Instruments Flamenco guitar

El Viejín, (born José Jiménez in 1963 in Madrid[1]), is a Spanish flamenco guitarist. He is often billed as José Jiménez 'El Viejín'. "El viejín" means "a little old man". He acquired this nickname when very young because listeners were amazed at his talent -- thus, the nickname indicated that he played like a much older player.[2] Influenced by Sabicas like many of his contemporaries, he rose to fame as a flamenco guitarist in the late 1970s and 1980s and is one of the best-known Madrid-based flamenco guitarists.[3][4][5] Transcriptions to his works have been created by a Madrid-based guitarist and musicologist Enrique Vargas and published by VG Ediciones [6] In 2008 he was reported to be "in the process of founding the Caño Roto school of flamenco guitar with his long-time friend Enrique Vargas."[7]


Algo Que Decir ("Something to Say", Nuevos Medios S.A., 1999)


  1. ^ Cortés, Norberto Torres (August 2005). Historia de la guitarra flamenca: el surco, el ritmo y el compás. Almuzara. Retrieved 31 December 2011. 
  2. ^ http://www.flamencolive.com/html/viejin_biog_i.htm
  3. ^ Miguel de Aguilera, Joan E. Adell y Ana Sedeño (eds.) (30 October 2008). Comunicación y música II. Tecnologías y audiencias. Editorial UOC. p. 198. ISBN 978-84-9788-721-2. Retrieved 31 December 2011. 
  4. ^ Mora, Miguel (2008). La voz de los flamencos: retratos y autoretratos. Siruela. p. 235. ISBN 978-84-9841-165-2. Retrieved 31 December 2011. 
  5. ^ Ruiz, Luis López (2007). Guía del flamenco. Ediciones Akal. p. 170. ISBN 978-84-460-2670-9. Retrieved 31 December 2011. 
  6. ^ Jose Jimenez (1 October 2008). Jose Jimenez: El Viejin, Enrique Vargas. VG Ediciones. ISMN 979-0-8012-2422-4. Retrieved 31 December 2011. 
  7. ^ Habichuela, Pepe; Vargas, Enrique (1 October 2008). Pepe Habichuela - Yerbaguena. VG Ediciones. p. 290. ISMN 979-0801224286. Retrieved 31 December 2011. 

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