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.
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:
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
5730 South Archer Ave Chicago
9pm to midnight
Thank you to Daily Herald Reporter, Gilbert R. Boucher, and Vernon Area Library Public Programming & Events Coordinator, Roz Topolski, for this Daily Herald article on my program, Spirit of Motown.
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.”
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.
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!
Projekt Chicago presents Ballet for a Girl in Buchannon
This is a tribute to the band, Chicago, by contemporary, professional, working musicians from the city of Chicago.
The band is made up of some DePaul University alumni, just like the original band, Chicago.
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:
Here is the truly inspired “O Divine Redeemer” performance from this Easter morning.
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
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/
This Sunday, Kind of Blue at Prospect Heights Public Library 3/24/2013 starting at 2pm.
Jose Sandoval, piano & presenter
Alex Feldman, bass
Rick Vitek, drums
Register for this event here:
Event Type: Concert – General
Age Group(s): General public
Start Time: 2:00 PM
End Time: 3:00 PM
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
Jose Sandoval, Illinois Humanities Council Road Scholars Speaker
Illinois Humanities Council Road Scholars Speakers Bureau