Category Archives: Kind of Blue

Kind of Blue: A Tribute to Miles Davis at Moline Public Library, Monday, March 11, 2013

The Illinois Humanities Council is sponsoring my solo version of my Miles Davis concert program at the Moline Public Library.

Thank you to the Moline Public Library for the great publicity and display that features an inspired blue cloth, bookmark handouts, and superb picks from their circulating collection that patrons can check out. I’m looking forward to visiting this library, eating at their cafe, and presenting Miles.
Moline Public Library Miles Display

Moline Public Library
http://www.molinelibrary.com/

Moline Public Library – Programs and Events
http://www.molinelibrary.com/wc20130311.html

Kind of Blue: A Tribute to Miles Davis
sandovaljose.com/kindofblue/

Jose Sandoval, Illinois Humanities Council Road Scholars Speaker
http://www.prairie.org/bios/road-scholars/jose-sandoval/

Illinois Humanities Council Road Scholars Speakers Bureau
http://www.prairie.org/programs/ihc-road-scholars-speakers-bureau

Chicago Tribune article on my program, Kind of Blue: A Tribute to Miles Davis

Chicago Tribune article on my program, Kind of Blue: A Tribute to Miles Davis. 

I recently gave an interview on Kind of Blue: A Tribute to Miles Davis to the Chicago Tribune.  I’ll be presenting my program at the Orland Park Public Library on Thursday, February 28, 2013, at 7pm.  You can read the article in the Chicago Tribune in print edition and on their website:

Kind of Blue Chicago Tribune Article

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2013-02-18/news/ct-tl-0221-miles-davis-tribute-20130218_1_miles-davis-greatest-jazz-life-and-music

‘Kind of Blue’ tribute celebrates seminal Davis album
February 18, 2013|By Jack McCarthy, Special to the Tribune

It’s arguably the greatest jazz recording every conceived with an influence that resonates even after nearly 54 years.

Orland Park Public Library visitors can find out why as Miles Davis’ monumental 1959 album “Kind of Blue’ is featured in a Feb. 28 program.

“There is something magical about this album that makes everyone a jazz lover,” said Jose Sandoval, a Chicago-area artist and creator of “Kind of Blue: A Piano Tribute to Miles Davis.” “I want to show why it is still is so exciting and why it’s still relevant today.”

Sandoval, a 33-year-old Mount Prospect native, will present his solo piano interpretation and talk about Davis’ life and music during a 60-minute free event in Room 104 of the library, 14921 Ravinia Ave. in Orland Park.

The Orland Park session is among several Sandoval will make through the Illinois Humanities Council’s Road Scholars program. The Council has sent artists, storytellers, historians and other performers to libraries and other venues around the state for the past dozen years.

Davis, an Illinois native who died in 1991 at age 65, was a pioneering jazz musician, bandleader, composer, trumpeter who led the way in developing varying forms of this uniquely-American musical style.

His seminal recording of “Kind of Blue” has reportedly sold more than four million copies in the United States since its release. The BBC’s Chris Jones‘ revisited the album in 2007 and said it changed the face of music.

“Consistently rated not just as one of the greatest jazz albums but as one of the greatest musical statements of the 20th century, its 46 minutes of improvisation and sophistication remain peerless,” Jones wrote.

Sandoval, who discovered the recording while in high school, said he’ll demonstrate how Davis’ work remains fresh and influential.

He’s performed this year at Chicago’s Union League Club and libraries in Park Ridge and Mount Prospect. Future appearances are scheduled at libraries in Moline, Prospect Heights and Rolling Meadows as well as Palatine’s Harper College.

“I want to keep performing this program forever,” he said.

Sandoval has a degree in physics from Harvard and academic interests in math and computer programming. But his real love is music.

“Music is completely my life now,” said Sandoval, who also dabbles in other musical genres.

His latest project is “The Spirit of Motown, Soul and R&B,” a program that focuses on the influences of the Detroit-based sounds of the 1960s.

On Thursday, February 28, 2013, at 7pm, I’ll be presenting a solo piano version of my concert and jazz history program, “Kind of Blue: A Tribute to Miles Davis,” at the Orland Park Library.  Hope to see you there!  This event is sponsored in part by the Illinois Humanities Council Road Scholars Speakers Bureau.

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Orland Park Library Events
http://www.orlandparklibrary.org/events.htm

Kind of Blue: A Tribute to Miles Davis
http://sandovaljose.com/kindofblue/

Jose Sandoval, Illinois Humanities Council Road Scholars Speaker
http://www.prairie.org/bios/road-scholars/jose-sandoval/

Illinois Humanities Council Road Scholars Speakers Bureau
http://www.prairie.org/programs/ihc-road-scholars-speakers-bureau

Kind of Blue, Orland Park Public Library, Thursday, February 28, 2013, 7pm, IHC sponsored solo performance

On Thursday, February 28, 2013, at 7pm, I’ll be presenting a solo piano version of my concert and jazz history program, “Kind of Blue: A Tribute to Miles Davis,” at the Orland Park Library.  Hope to see you there!  This event is sponsored in part by the Illinois Humanities Council Road Scholars Speakers Bureau.

Kind of Blue banner 700x200

Orland Park Library Events
http://www.orlandparklibrary.org/events.htm

Kind of Blue: A Tribute to Miles Davis
http://sandovaljose.com/kindofblue/

Jose Sandoval, Illinois Humanities Council Road Scholars Speaker
http://www.prairie.org/bios/road-scholars/jose-sandoval/

Illinois Humanities Council Road Scholars Speakers Bureau
http://www.prairie.org/programs/ihc-road-scholars-speakers-bureau

Thank you to the IHC and Union League Club of Chicago

I had a wonderful time and met some great people when I presented my concert program, “Kind of Blue: A Tribute to Miles Davis,” at the Union League Club of Chicago on Thursday, Jan 24, 2013.

Here’s the program from that night:

Kind of Blue for IHC at Union League Club of Chicago Program front

Kind of Blue for IHC at Union League Club of Chicago Program front

Kind of Blue for IHC at Union League Club of Chicago Program back

Kind of Blue for IHC at Union League Club of Chicago Program back

 

Thursday, Jan 24, 2013 at the Union League Club of Chicago, Kind of Blue: A Tribute to Miles Davis

Tomorrow evening at 6pm, Thursday, January 24, 2013, I’ll be presenting a solo piano version of my concert and jazz history program, “Kind of Blue: A Tribute to Miles Davis,” for the Union League Club of Chicago and the Illinois Humanities Council.

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Thanks to the IHC board and staff for this honor; I’m looking forward to meeting you and the Union League Club of Chicago members.

The Union League Club of Chicago

http://www.ulcc.org/

Kind of Blue: A Tribute to Miles Davis

http://sandovaljose.com/kindofblue/

Awarded Illinois Humanities Council Road Scholars Speaker

The Illinois Humanities Council awarded me the title of “IHC Road Scholars Speaker” for my concert program, “Kind of Blue: Tribute to Miles Davis.”  In addition to it being an honor, it means that Illinois educational institutions may apply to receive funding for my Miles program.

Jose Sandoval, Illinois Humanities Council Road Scholars Speaker

http://www.prairie.org/bios/road-scholars/jose-sandoval

Illinois Humanities Council Road Scholars Speakers Bureau
http://www.prairie.org/programs/ihc-road-scholars-speakers-bureau

Illinois Humanities Council
http://www.prairie.org/who_we_are/our-mission

Kind of Blue: Tuesday, May 29, 2012, 7:15 pm at the Mount Prospect Public Library

Featuring the jazz trio of Jose Sandoval, piano & presenter, with Alex Feldman, bass, and Frank Alongi, drums.
When jazz trumpeter, Miles Davis, released the album, Kind of Blue, in 1959, he redefined jazz and influenced every genre of music for generations to come. Loved by casual listeners and revered by musicians and critics, the album ranked number 12 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 500 greatest albums of all time and is arguably the top selling jazz album in history.
Tonight, we take you inside this musical masterpiece through interpretive performances and an interactive discussion of the album’s style and contribution to the evolution of jazz. Featured musical selections written by Miles Davis include: Donna Lee, So What, Freddie Freeloader, Blue In Green, All Blues, and Flamenco Sketches.
The program tonight is co-sponsored by the Mount Prospect Public Library, the Mount Prospect Historical Society, and the Des Plaines School of Music.

Kind of Blue: Tuesday, May 29, 2012, 7:15 pm to 8:30 pm at the Mount Prospect Public Library

Kind of Blue: Tuesday, May 29, 2012, 7:15 pm – 8:30 pm,
Mount Prospect Public Library; 10 South Emerson Street, Mount Prospect, IL 60056-3295
Jose Sandoval, piano & presenter;
Alex Feldman, bass;
Frank Alongi, drums
FREE Admission
When jazz trumpeter, Miles Davis, released the album, “Kind of Blue,” in 1959, he redefined jazz and influenced every genre of music for generations to come. Loved by casual listeners and revered by musicians and critics, the album ranked number 12 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 500 greatest albums of all time and is arguably the top selling jazz album in history. Join us as Mount Prospect’s own, Jose Sandoval, teams up with Frank Alongi & Alex Feldman to debut a jazz trio that takes you inside this musical masterpiece through interpretive performances and an interactive discussion of the album’s style and contribution to the evolution of jazz.
This program is co-sponsored by the Mount Prospect Historical Society, Des Plaines School of Music, and the Mount Prospect Public Library.
The concert starts at 7:30 pm and goes until 8:30 pm, followed by questions and discussion. Registration for the event through Mount Prospect Public Library is highly encouraged. (847) 253-5675