Leroy Esparza is a musician/entrepreneur with over 20 years in the Tejano Industry, and 13 years as a business owner in San Antonio, TX.
Born in Laredo and raised in Encinal, TX, Mr. Esparza graduated from Cotulla High School in 1997, and earned a Bachelors Degree in Music Education from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, TX.
While pursuing his degree, Leroy Esparza performed professionally throughout San Antonio and surrounding areas with bands such as Eddie Guerrero (Freddie Records), and Conjunto Sereno.
Upon graduating from St. Mary’s University, Mr. Esparza began to teach private music lessons in San Antonio which provided him the flexibility to continue his professional career as a touring musician.
As a professional musician, he has been afforded the opportunity to tour with Elida Reyna (Tejas Records, 2003-2006), Sunny Sauceda y Todo Eso (Tejas Records/Solstice Records, 2007-2012), AJ Castillo (2013-2019, AJ Castillo Inc.), and Bobby Pulido (2022 to present).
Over the course of his musical career, Mr. Esparza has garnered 3 GRAMMY nominations (American) & 2 Latin GRAMMY nominations with Solstice Records recording artist, Sunny Sauceda y Todo Eso.
In 2010, Mr. Esparza founded LJE Music Lessons, a music academy providing one-on-one music instruction to students of all ages in San Antonio, TX. Since its beginning, LJE Music Lessons has become a standard to follow in private music education. He is the director of one of San Antonio’s longest running summer rock band camp, Summer Jam. This June will mark Summer Jam’s 11th anniversary. Mr. Esparza will be taking his rock band camp on their first national tour to Nashville, TN this Summer 2023.
On January 7, 2023 Mr. Leroy Esparza was inducted into the Tejano Roots Hall of Fame (Class of 2022), and became the 5th recipient of the Greg Paredez Bajo Sexto Award.
Leroy Esparza currently lives in San Antonio, TX with his wife and two sons.