raquel cepeda jazz septet
The Raquel Cepeda Septet is a jazz band established in Houston in 2017 by Venezuelan vocalist Raquel Cepeda and is comprised by a group of world class musicians from various regions of the world including the US, Brazil, Mexico and Cuba.
The band seamlessly integrates all the elements of American Jazz with Afro-Latin, Brazilian, Middle Eastern, and various other Latin American influences producing an explosive and intelligent sound, anchored by the impeccable execution and the ample improvisatory language of the band members and the wide vocal range, song delivery and stage presence of Cepeda.
Led by Raquel Cepeda, the band counts with a concert level act with original arrangements and original music, and regularly offers large shows at important venues like the Houston MATCH Theater, the Discovery Green Outdoor Theater and The Heights Theater.
The Raquel Cepeda Jazz Septet has been featured by cultural organizations like Houston Da Camera, the Harris County Arts Council, and Friends of Chamber Music of Bryan / College Station and has been featured in in Jazz Festivals in Houston.
The band can also perform as a smaller ensemble, including a quintet or sextet, depending on the event circumstances.
Raquel Cepeda's latest album, Passion, was recorded with her jazz septet and other guest artists
Available in all the digital platforms
Nominated for Best Jazz Album at the Pepsi Music Awards 2020
#1 position in the Jazz Chart for 8 consecutive weeks in the Roots Music Report
Enjoyed Top 20 placement on the JazzWeek Charts in 2020
Passion charted for 9 weeks on the NACC Latin Charts in the Top 5