Raquel Cepeda presents “5 De Mayo And All That Jazz”, a concert to celebrate the beauty and flavors of Mexican and Latin American culture in the refined aesthetics of jazz.
The concert will explore the sounds and musical jewels of Mexico and Latin America and will feature original music by Cepeda, as well as compositions in collaboration with her band members. All with original arrangements and with the unique style of Raquel Cepeda.
Cepeda’s band will feature Barry Sames on piano, Thomas Helton on double bass, Luzbel Jimenez on drums/percussion, Carlos Pineda on cuatro, Eddy Marcano on violin, and Salvador Velasco on Trumpet.
Raquel Cepeda is a highly regarded singer who has shared the stage with Jazz legends such as Ellis and Delfeayo Marsalis. A former Geologist for the oil industry and originally from Venezuela, Cepeda has released two albums as a soloist. Cepeda latest album “Passion” was nominated for “Best Jazz Album” at the 2020 Pepsi Music Awards and remained in the #1 position of the Roots Music Report Jazz chart for 8 consecutive weeks. Cepeda has performed at important stages like the Miller Outdoor Theater, the MATCH Theater, and the Heights Theater in Houston; the Aula Magna and the BOD Cultural Center in Caracas, the Casa Julieta Da Serpa in Rio de Janeiro; and the Espaço Cultural Alberico Rodrigues in São Paulo.
Cepeda has been a featured artist by such cultural organizations as Houston Da Camera, Friends of Chamber Music of Bryan / College Station, and the Harris County Cultural Arts Center, and has been featured in Houston festivals such as the Holiday Latin Jazz Fest, the Brazilian Food and Music Festival. Cepeda has also been a special guest to the Kingwood Pops Orchestra.