Liza Ybarra

Liza Ybarra, Texas Native, Singer, Songstress, Actress

Liza Ybarra is a singer/songwriter born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. She attended Edgewood Fine Arts Academy studying Musical Theatre and began her musical career in the mid 90’s with the Tejano band, Groupo E’lusion, opening for La Tropa F and touring all over Texas.

Liza has had the opportunity to work in prestigious venues such as The Ricardo Montalbán Theatre (formerly Doolittle Theatre) in Hollywood, California. She starred in the Broadway-style stage performances Selena Forever and Selena: A Musical Celebration of Life, playing Suzette Quintanilla, the sister of late Tejano superstar Selena Quintanilla and drummer in their family band, Los Dinos. After a nationwide audition, she was selected to perform on The Christina Show for millions of viewers in 2001. She has also performed for millions on the Freeman Coliseum Float at the San Antonio Fiesta Flambeau Parade and in community venues like Centro Cultural Aztlan and Network for Young Artists for over 25 years.

Liza has a Broadcast Music, Inc. publishing company under MGAS where she published her original albums A Noche Soñé and Soldadera. Her original song “Hermoso Cariño,” is currently ranked #3 on Reverb Nation Tejano Hits. In April 2023, she released her Fiesta anthem “La Papaya” online. She is currently recording a new album at Velasquez Music recording studio with 14-time Grammy and Latin Grammy award winning artist, Gilbert Velasquez.


Artist Statement of Work

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Liza's music is Tejana, homegrown, Tex-Mex, cumbia, focused on her Tejano roots. Her work is inspired by her love of community and the many stories of those who struggle and continue to rise up. Her music celebrates this spirit of perseverance and resilience. Liza also works to preserve the culture and history of her community, including carrying forward the traditional songs taught to her by her grandmother. Liza's original songs focus on the lived experiences of women. She recently performed an original song titled “Todo va ser major” about domestic violence at Centro Cultural Aztlan’s Mujeres de Aztlan floricanto. Liza is also very active in her community. Her current community service work includes assisting adults with special needs at La Estrella Adult Learning and Activity Center. This work has inspired her to write more music about life, struggle, and the importance of never giving up.

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  • Liza Ybarra performing Bidi Bidi Bom Bom

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