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Fred Cantu Big Band Video from May 15th, 2014

I’m happy to share the video we took earlier this month of the Fred Cantu Big Band at Redmond’s.  For our tribute to Maynard Ferguson, we were fortunate enough to welcome a very special featured artist, Mark Colby, who played saxophone with Maynard’s band.

Mark Colby and JLS

Please enjoy our performance, come to our future shows, and pass the word about the band on to your friends and other venues.

Fred Cantu Big Band, YouTube playlist:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLgPcJZGRRZgcPZIinnaILm-jxMTiVeM2f

Fred Cantu Big Band Timeless

Come see the big band tonight. Very special guest, Mark Colby.  The band is made up of incredibly talented musicians.

Thursday May 15, 2014
Redmond’s Pub, 5730 South Archer Ave Chicago, 9pm to midnight

Here’s a clip with me and Fred’s Band from our rehearsal.

Fred Cantu Big Band Timeless

Special Guest, Mark Colby with the Fred Cantu Big Band
Tribute to Maynard!
In celebration of Fred’s Birthday — there will be food and cake!

Come see the big band!
I’ll be playing piano.
Thursday May 15, 2014
Redmond’s Pub
5730 South Archer Ave Chicago
9pm to midnight

 

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.”

http://www.chicagotribune.com/features/life/ct-sun-0105-get-out-20140105,0,2870849.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.

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
http://youtu.be/-0RRkaU_LwI

Jose Sandoval’s concert program, The Spirit of Motown
http://sandovaljose.com/motown/

Watch the full episode of Mount Prospect Public Library’s Library Life, Show #139, March 2013:
http://youtu.be/llQ_XpCVzio

O Divine Redeemer Easter, March 31, 2013, at St. Paul’s Bible Church, Chicago

Here is the truly inspired “O Divine Redeemer” performance from this Easter morning.
http://youtu.be/PkkUoGAJ3ks

I hope you are enjoying a wonderful Easter and Passover week!

Franco Martorana is a truly respected and gifted tenor, and it’s been an honor working with him.

Thank you to St. Paul’s Bible Church.  Thank you to Carol Stein for all years of classical lessons she gave me — I wish she could have been there.

O Divine Redeemer Easter, March 31, 2013, at St. Paul’s Bible Church, Chicago

http://youtu.be/PkkUoGAJ3ks
O Divine Redeemer, by Charles Francois Gounod
Performed live Easter morning, Sunday, March 31, 2013
Franco Martorana, opera tenor, http://www.francomartorana.com/
Jose Sandoval, classical pianist, http://www.sandovaljose.com/
St. Paul’s Bible Church, Chicago, http://www.stpaulsbiblechurch.org/

Kind of Blue at Prospect Heights Public Library 3/24/2013

This Sunday, Kind of Blue at Prospect Heights Public Library 3/24/2013 starting at 2pm.
Kind of Blue Blank Poster A4 Letter

Featuring,
Jose Sandoval, piano & presenter
Alex Feldman, bass
Rick Vitek, drums

Register for this event here:
http://ow.ly/jeEGU

Event Type: Concert – General
Age Group(s): General public
Date: 3/24/2013
Start Time: 2:00 PM
End Time: 3:00 PM

Description:
 When Miles Davis released the album “Kind of Blue” in 1959, he redefined jazz and influenced every genre of music for generations to come. Join us as Mount Prospect’s own Jose Sandoval featuring his jazz trio on piano, bass and drums take us inside Miles Davis’ musical masterpiece through interpretive performances and a discussion of the album’s 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.

Location: Borland Meeting Room

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