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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, a jazz band composed by an assembly of top jazz musicians from far reaching geographies, including North America, Brazil, Cuba, and Mexico. She and her band are regularly invited to do concerts, perform at 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"
Raquel Cepeda with her band in different ensemble formats is available for your upcoming event, whether it is your wedding, your corporate party, an upcoming birthday celebration, a large music festival or an intimate home concert. Impress your guests with the classiest and most unique choice of live music and jazz entertainment that Houston has to offer.
Her band formats include jazz duo to jazz septet. As a septet, she regularly presents concerts at theaters and festivals. Cepeda will personally work the repertoire with you and can curate a selection focused on either Swing American Jazz classics, Latin Jazz, Brazilian Jazz, Venezuelan Jazz or present a tasteful combination of all of the above. With an exquisite vocal performance, repertoire and arrangements, your attendees will remember your event for years to come.
Raquel Cepeda and her band are passport ready, and available for out of town and international engagements.
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