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The Spirit of Motown, Soul, and R&B is a concert program about the music and artists that made the Motown sound great - a blend of storytelling and piano performance.

This program is the exciting follow-up to "Kind of Blue: A Tribute to Miles Davis," the concert presentation where José Sandoval was honored with the title of Road Scholar Speaker by the Illinois Humanities Council Road Scholars Speakers Bureau.

In the early 60s, Detroit was Motown U.S.A., the automobile capital of the world. In 1959, Motown records founder, Berry Gordy, gathered the best musicians from Detroit's thriving jazz and blues scene to form his studio band, the Funk Brothers. Together, they created a sound that would bridge the racial divide and produce more number one hits than the Beach Boys, the Rolling Stones, Elvis, and The Beatles combined.

Jose Sandoval presents a concert and discussion celebrating spirit of Motown and its influence on Soul, R&B, and rock. Featured songs include "My Girl," "Heard It through the Grapevine," and "Tears of a Clown."

Eastern Illinois University, hosted by Booth Library and Tarble Arts Center, Sep 14, 2014, 2pm-3pm

Palos Heights Library, Feb 23, 2014, 2pm-3pm

Blue Island Library, Feb 26, 2014, 7pm-8pm

Bernard Weinger Jewish Community Center of Chicago, Jan 29, 2014, 10-11am

Vernon Area Library, Jan 5, 2014, 1pm-2pm, IHC performance

Mount Prospect Public Library, Monday, February 18, 2013, 7:30pm, sponsored by the MPPL Foundation in recognition of Black History Month

Motown   Performance

Come check out some live music in February that I'll be playing:


Erin Gipson, Reggie's Music Joint, 2/19/2014
Fred Cantu Big Band,2/20/2014, Redmond's Pub 5730 South Archer Ave Chicago IL 9pm till 12


Spirit of Motown:
Palos Heights Library, Feb 23, 2014, 2pm-3pm
Blue Island Library, Feb 26, 2014, 7pm-8pm

Hope to see you there!

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I'm excited about bringing Spirit of Motown to theJewish Community Center of Chicago on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at 10am.

Everyonehas been great withhelping me with the planning, powerpoint tech end, and general welcome Thanks! Looking forward to playing and singing.

Bernard Weinger JCC 300 Revere Drive, Northbrook

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Thank you to Daily Herald Reporter, Gilbert R. Boucher, and Vernon Area Library Public Programming & Events Coordinator,Roz Topolski, for this Daily Herald article on my program, Spirit of Motown.
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20131231/news/712319660/

AR-712319660 EP-712319660

Spirit of Motown fills Lincolnshire library - DailyHerald-1

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Here's the Spirit of Motown (my music program) at Vernon Area Public Library featured in theChicago Tribune section, "Get Out: A few ways to makeSundaythe best day of your week."

http://www.chicagotribune.com/features/life/ct-sun-0105-get-out-20140105,0,2870849.story

Huge thank-you to Vernon Area Public Library DistrictPublic Programming and Events Coordinator,Roz Topolski, for making this possible. Also thank you to the Illinois Humanities Council for making this possible.

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The Spirit of Motown is coming toVernon Area Public Library District, Sunday, January 5th, 2013, at1 pm to 2pm.

I'll be picking some of my favorites from this huge catalog of amazing music.

http://host5.evanced.info/vapld/evanced/eventsignup.asp?ID=9589

Vernon Area Public Library District http://www.vapld.infofacebook_sm.giftwitter_sm.gif
300 Olde Half Day Road
Lincolnshire, IL 60069-2901

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Motown   Performance

My band, Current, will be performing Motown and R&B on September 18th, 2013 for the visiting dignitaries from Sèvres, France at the Mount Prospect Sister Cities Banquet at Victoria in the Park.

This concert program will feature the songs from my 2013 program, the Spirit of Motown - which just got picked up by the Illinois Humanities Council and is already lining up plenty of bookings for 2014.
http://sandovaljose.com/motown/

I'll be singing and playing the piano and I'll be joined by
Stuart Alex Feldman, bass & vocals
Nick Ehrhardt, guitar & vocals
Andres Bautista, drums & vocals

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I'm happy to announce that The Spirit of Motown is a part of the Illinois Humanities Council Road Scholars Speakers Bureau 2013-2014 line-up!

Artist, Clare Rosean, came up with some stellar art for the program:

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="220"] Jose Sandoval's IHC program, The Spirit of Motown, art by Clare Rosean[/caption]

It's going to be a popular program, so spread the word, and book for 2014 now!

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Motown   News

My concert program, The Spirit of Motown, has a segment on Mount Prospect Public Library's Library Life, Show #139, March 2013. Here are the YouTube links and more info about the program.

The Spirit of Motown on Library Life
http://youtu.be/-0RRkaU_LwI

Jose Sandoval's concert program, The Spirit of Motown
http://sandovaljose.com/motown/

Watch the full episode ofMount Prospect Public Library's Library Life, Show #139, March 2013:
http://youtu.be/llQ_XpCVzio

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I'll be debuting my new concert program, "The Spirit of Motown," at the Mount Prospect Public Library, Monday, February 18, 2013, 7:30pm. Register Here, Sponsored by the MPPL Foundation in recognition of Black History Month.

Spirit of Motown banner 700x200 copy

http://sandovaljose.com/motown/

The Spirit of Motown, Soul, and R&B is a concert program about the music and artists that made the Motown sound great - a blend of storytelling and jazz performance.

This program is the follow-up to "Kind of Blue: A Tribute to Miles Davis," the concert presentation where Jose Sandoval was honored with the title of Road Scholar Speaker by the Illinois Humanities Council Road Scholars Speakers Bureau.

In the early 60s, Detroit was Motown U.S.A., the automobile capital of the world. In 1959, Motown records founder, Berry Gordy, gathered the best musicians from Detroit's thriving jazz and blues scene to form his studio band, the Funk Brothers. Together, they created a sound that would bridge the racial divide and produce more number one hits than the Beach Boys, the Rolling Stones, Elvis, and The Beatles combined.

Jose Sandoval presents a concert and discussion celebrating spirit of Motown and its influence on Soul, R&B, and rock. Featured songs include "My Girl," "Heard It through the Grapevine," and "Just My Imagination."

Click here to register for the event with the Mount Prospect Public Library
http://tinyurl.com/aw56mxw

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