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When Esteban Jordan showed up at the gates of the 19th Annual Tejano Conjuto Festival in San Antonio, TX, and asked to play, it was such a typical move on his part that one might wonder why his appearance was mentioned in all the headline coverage of the event. It seems that even devoted fans had lost track of this legendary performer, nicknamed "El Parche" for the patch he wears over one eye. He had dropped out of the San… read more

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  • Steve "Esteban" Jordan, the iconoclastic conjunto pioneer, called "the Jimi Hendrix of the accordion" after he introduced psychedelic phase shifters to an instrument aligned with polka music, passed away Friday in San Antonio, Texas, from complications of liver cancer. He was 71. May him rest in peace.

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