Category Archives: Motown

February 2014 Performances

Come check out some live music in February that I’ll be playing:

Erin Gipson, Reggie’s Music Joint, 2/19/2014
Fred Cantu Big Band, 2/20/2014, Redmond’s Pub 5730 South Archer Ave Chicago IL 9pm till 12

Spirit of Motown:
Palos Heights Library, Feb 23, 2014, 2pm-3pm
Blue Island Library, Feb 26, 2014, 7pm-8pm

Hope to see you there!

Spirit of Motown at the JCC

I’m excited about bringing Spirit of Motown to the Jewish Community Center of Chicago on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at 10am.

Everyone has been great with helping me with the planning, powerpoint tech end, and general welcome   Thanks!  Looking forward to playing and singing.

Bernard Weinger JCC 300 Revere Drive, Northbrook

The Spirit of Motown in Chicago Trib

Here’s the Spirit of Motown (my music program) at Vernon Area Public Library featured in the Chicago Tribune section, “Get Out: A few ways to make Sunday the best day of your week.”,0,2870849.story

Huge thank-you to Vernon Area Public Library District Public Programming and Events Coordinator, Roz Topolski, for making this possible. Also thank you to the Illinois Humanities Council for making this possible.

Spirit of Motown at Vernon Area Public Library District

The Spirit of Motown is coming to Vernon Area Public Library District, Sunday, January 5th, 2013, at 1 pm to 2pm.

I’ll be picking some of my favorites from this huge catalog of amazing music.

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300 Olde Half Day Road
Lincolnshire, IL  60069-2901

Current presents the Spirit of Motown, Sept 18, 2013

My band, Current, will be performing Motown and R&B on September 18th, 2013 for the visiting dignitaries from Sèvres, France at the Mount Prospect Sister Cities Banquet at Victoria in the Park .

This concert program will feature the songs from my 2013 program, the Spirit of Motown – which just got picked up by the Illinois Humanities Council and is already lining up plenty of bookings for 2014.

I’ll be singing and playing the piano and I’ll be joined by
Stuart Alex Feldman, bass & vocals
Nick Ehrhardt, guitar & vocals
Andres Bautista, drums & vocals

The Spirit of Motown joins the Illinois Humanities Council

I’m happy to announce that The Spirit of Motown is a part of the Illinois Humanities Council Road Scholars Speakers Bureau 2013-2014 line-up!

Artist, Clare Rosean, came up with some stellar art for the program:

Jose Sandoval’s IHC program, The Spirit of Motown, art by Clare Rosean

It’s going to be a popular program, so spread the word, and book for 2014 now!

The Spirit of Motown on Library Life

My concert program, The Spirit of Motown, has a segment on Mount Prospect Public Library’s Library Life, Show #139, March 2013.  Here are the YouTube links and more info about the program.

The Spirit of Motown on Library Life

Jose Sandoval’s concert program, The Spirit of Motown

Watch the full episode of Mount Prospect Public Library’s Library Life, Show #139, March 2013:

Spirit of Motown Debut, Monday, February 18, 2013, 7:30pm

I’ll be debuting my new concert program, “The Spirit of Motown,” at the Mount Prospect Public Library, Monday, February 18, 2013, 7:30pm.  Register Here, Sponsored by the MPPL Foundation in recognition of Black History Month.

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The Spirit of Motown, Soul, and R&B is a concert program about the music and artists that made the Motown sound great – a blend of storytelling and jazz performance.

This program is the follow-up to “Kind of Blue: A Tribute to Miles Davis,” the concert presentation where Jose Sandoval was honored with the title of Road Scholar Speaker by the Illinois Humanities Council Road Scholars Speakers Bureau.

In the early 60s, Detroit was Motown U.S.A., the automobile capital of the world. In 1959, Motown records founder, Berry Gordy, gathered the best musicians from Detroit’s thriving jazz and blues scene to form his studio band, the Funk Brothers. Together, they created a sound that would bridge the racial divide and produce more number one hits than the Beach Boys, the Rolling Stones, Elvis, and The Beatles combined.

Jose Sandoval presents a concert and discussion celebrating spirit of Motown and its influence on Soul, R&B, and rock. Featured songs include “My Girl,” “Heard It through the Grapevine,” and “Just My Imagination.”

Click here to register for the event with the Mount Prospect Public Library