Jenny and the Mexicats return to Austin on June 8 with a midnight performance at the Continental Club.
Since the release of their self-titled album in 2012, the multicultural band has continued to gain buzz in the Latin alternative music scene for their bilingual global grooves that transcend borders. The group, which meshes everything from flamenco to rockabilly, recently released their third album “Mar Abierto” and have been touring across the U.S. and Mexico.
Jenny and the Mexicats, which is made up of English, Mexican and Spanish musicians, made their Austin debut at South by Southwest in 2016. At the time, vocalist and trumpet player Jenny Ball told Austin360 that “within the band we have so many musical influences, so it really doesn’t sound like anything else.” Ball has experience performing jazz and classical music, and has been a trumpet player since she was 7 years old. “I actually wanted to learn how to play the trombone when I was a little girl, but my arm’s weren’t long enough,” she joked.
As a trumpet player who also fronts the band, the British musician has been blazing a trail for female artists. She has said she feels a sense of “girl power” whenever she sees other female trumpet players take the stage.
Tickets for the 21 and up show cost $10 at the door. Jenny and the Mexicats will also perform in Dallas on June 9.