Fri, Sep 01|
Tourão Brazilian Churrasqueria
Raquel Cepeda Jazz Duo at Tourão
Enjoy the velvety sound of Raquel Cepeda's voice as she performs live beautiful Bossa Nova classics, American jazz standards and Latin Boleros while taking your dining experience to the next level.
Time & Location
Sep 01, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM CDT
Tourão Brazilian Churrasqueria, 4412 Montrose Blvd, Houston, TX 77006, USA
About the event
Houston Jazz vocalist Raquel Cepeda performs at Tourão Brazilian Churrasqueria every Friday as a duo with pianist William Sigismondi. Enjoy the velvety sound of Cepeda's voice as she performs live beautiful Bossa Nova classics, American jazz standards and Latin Boleros.
A resident singer at Tourao since 2017, Raquel Cepeda is a highly regarded jazz singer and songwriter who has shared the stage with such jazz legends as Ellis and Delfeayo Marsalis. Originally from Venezuela, she grew up in a family of musicians while forming as a Geologist and working over 15 years in the oil industry. Then, in 2015 Cepeda took a leap of faith to become a full-time singer.
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 has performed at notable Houston stages including the Miller Outdoor Theatre, the MATCH Theater and The Heights Theater, and produces various concerts throughout the year, including her iconic “Jazz on Valentine’s” every February 14, and her Christmas concert, among others.
She is a frequent guest of diverse cultural organization and festivals, and has been featured by such cultural organizations as Houston Da Camera, Kingwood Pops Symphonic Orchestra, Houston Latin American Philharmonic, Friends of Chamber Music of Bryan/College Station and the Harris County Cultural Arts Center. Cepeda has opened for renowned artists including percussionist Poncho Sanchez and the legendary band The Commodores.
Cepeda is fluent in Spanish, English and Portuguese, and has performed internationally in countries such as Brazil, Mexico and Venezuela.
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