Edna Vázquez

Photo by Tonia GomezDaza. Used with permission.

Mexican Singer-Songwriter & Musician • Born 1978
Pop, Latinx, Rock, Mariachi

Fast Facts

  • Edna Fabiola Vázquez was born in Colima, México and raised in Tonila, Jalisco. 
  • She started writing music as a teenager in Mexico. 
  • In high school, her parents learned she was lesbian and feared for her safety so much that they sent her away to live with relatives in Los Angeles.
  • She later moved to Hillsboro, Oregon, learned English, finished high school, and joined Mariachi Los Palmeros in 1998.
  • In 2010, Vázquez performed a traditional Mexican song from her mother’s home region on the TV talent show Tengo Talento, Mucho Talento that left the judges in tears.
  • Edna Vazquez performs original songs which blend her mariachi roots with folk, rock, pop and R&B. 
  • Edna performs music to spread a message of “light, love and cultural healing.” (quote from http://www.ednavazquez.com)