THE SOUNDS OF CHRISTMAS
Jazz Artist Raquel Cepeda presents her upcoming holiday concert: “The Sounds of Christmas”, a heartwarming journey into the traditions of Christmas music from both North America and from around the world, on Friday December 20 at the MATCH Theater, on Houston Midtown.
Offering the Houston community with an unforgettable evening of well known classics and new Christmas tunes, and original arrangements that feature the best of the cultural world heritage, the concert will feature songs from the classic American repertoire like “Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire” and “Niño Lindo” from Venezuela, in addition to Cepeda’s original holiday compositions.
Her 9 piece ensemble features Barry Sames on piano, Thomas Helton on double bass, Adriano Santos on drums, Jesus Pacheco on percussion, Jose Antonio Álvarez on soprano sax, Ernesto Vega on flute, Felix de León on Trumpet, and Eddy Marcano on violin, with Cepeda on vocals.
Raquel Cepeda, is a highly regarded Venezuelan singer and songwriter who has shared the stage with Jazz legends such as Ellis and Delfeayo Marsalis. A performer whose interpretative quality, approach to story telling, and multi-cultural style has the ability to reach and move the hearts and ears of the most demanding and diverse audiences. She was featured at the 1st Latin Jazz Festival of Houston in 2018, the Houston’s Brazilian Food and Music, and the French Food and Wine festivals in 2019, and has earned awards as "Urban Voice" at the Ucevista voice Festival in 1995. Cepeda’s newest album, “Passion” is currently #1 on the Roots Music Report Jazz Chart, which measures independent worldwide radio play.
Join Cepeda and her band for an unforgettable evening of holiday spirit.
Tickets are available through EventBrite for $30 to $70.