Jesse Valenzuela

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Jesse Valenzuela
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Valenzuela performing with the Gin Blossoms in 2010.
Background information
Born (1962-05-22) May 22, 1962 (age 57)
Occupation(s)Musician, producer
InstrumentsVocals, guitar
Associated actsGin Blossoms

Jesse Valenzuela (born May 22, 1962) is an American rock musician and singer who is perhaps best known as a member of the alternative rock band Gin Blossoms. Valenzuela was originally the vocalist in Gin Blossoms when the band first formed in 1987.[1]

In 1988, he switched roles with the band's new guitarist, Robin Wilson. He continued to be a member until the band's breakup in 1997, and reunited with the rest of the group in 2002. In 2002, he released a solo album, Tunes Young People Will Enjoy.[2]

In 2004, he collaborated with Canadian singer-songwriter Craig Northey on the album Northey Valenzuela.[3] They co-wrote and performed "Not A Lot Goin' On", the theme song to the Canadian sitcom Corner Gas.[4]


  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Biography: Gin Blossoms". AMG. Retrieved May 18, 2010.
  2. ^ "Tunes Young People Will Enjoy - Jesse Valenzuela". AllMusic. Retrieved October 10, 2017.
  3. ^ "Northey Valenzuela - Northey Valenzuela". AllMusic. Retrieved October 10, 2017.
  4. ^ "One Craig Northey song wasn't enough for Corner Gas's Brent Butt". The Georgia Straight, January 7, 2015.