Jimenez “Carancha”, born in the Andalucian town of Linares, started performing the mining songs of his hometown from the early age of fifteen, accompanied by the guitarists of the Pucheretes family. He has sung in Madrid, Spain, with guitarists such as Pepe Habichuela, Juan Maya Marote, Pedro Peña, David Serva, Curro de Jerez, and Pepe Haro. In Montreal, he co-directed and sang in the musical play “Persecución” by Felix Grande, for the group Teatro Valle de Inclan.
He has sung in New York City with guitarists Luis Heredia and Diego Castellón “Sabicas”. In Toronto, Winnipeg, and Montreal he has sung with many flamenco dance companies including those of Esmeralda Enrique, Claudia Carolina, Carmen Romero, Mariano de Málaga and Antonio Carmona. He has performed on radio and television in Spain and Canada. His singing reflects his preference for the traditional and authentic style found in the towns of Utrera and Lebrija in the province of Seville, Spain.