JUAN GARCíA ESQUIVEL Biography - Theater, Opera and Movie personalities


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Name: Juan García  Esquivel                                                           
Born: 20 January 1918 Tampico, Tamaulipas, Mexico                                     
Died: 3 January 2002 Jiutepec, Morelos                                                 
Juan García  Esquivel (January 20, 1918 – January 3, 2002) often known as simply     
Esquivel!, was a Mexican band leader, pianist, and film score composer. He's           
known today mostly for creating unique jazz and lounge music. Esquivel is             
sometimes called "The King of Space Age Pop" and "The Busby Berkley of Cocktail       
Music". Esquivel is considered one of the foremost exponents of a style of late       
1950s-early 1960s quirky instrumental pop that became known (in retrospect) as "Space 
Age Bachelor Pad Music."                                                               
He was born in Tampico, Tamaulipas, and his family moved to Mexico City in 1928       
where he studied at the UNAM.