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Raquel Cepeda is a Houston jazz singer and songwriter who brings the best styles and rhythms from around the world to the refined language and aesthetics of jazz. A performer whose interpretative quality, approach to story telling, and multi-cultural style has the ability to reach the hearts and ears of the most demanding and diverse audiences.
A highly regarded singer who has shared the stage with jazz legends such as Ellis and Delfeayo Marsalis, Raquel Cepeda is also a former Geologist for the oil industry and is originally from Venezuela.
She has released two albums as a soloist. Her 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 regularly performs with her jazz septet, performing at public and private events including galas, weddings inside and outside the US, corporate events, jazz nights, music clubs and festivals. Cepeda also produces several concerts throughout the year, including her iconic Jazz on Valentine's Concert and her Christmas Concert.
Cepeda has performed at notable Houston stages including the Miller Outdoor Theatre, the MATCH Theater and The Heights Theater; in New York at Joe's Pub, and internationally in countries such as Brazil, Mexico and Venezuela.
Raquel Cepeda's album "Passion" was nominated for the
Pepsi Music Awards 2020
BEST JAZZ ALBUM
"Without any doubt, one of the best albums of the year with the Latin Jazz label"
"Passion is absolutely an album to die for"