Spring jazz concert to feature pianist Gilbert Sedeño

Spring Jazz 2018

Spring jazz concert to feature pianist Gilbert Sedeño

Spring jazz concert to feature pianist Gilbert Sedeño

Mon Apr 30, 2018

The Brazosport College Jazz Band, Jazz Combo and Jazz Singers will present a Spring Jazz Concert at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 3 at The Clarion at Brazosport College. The concert, which will feature pianist Gilbert Sedeño, is free to the public. 

Sedeño, a Houston-based pianist/composer/arranger/producer, is fluent in a variety of styles such as jazz, Latin, R&B, pop rock, salsa, country and Broadway, and has performed with numerous bands across the United States.

He toured with Grammy-award winning producer and vocalist Steve Tyrell for more than three years. He then continued touring with country music legend Ray Price, as his music director for the next seven-and-a-half years, performing in 48 states, including venues such as the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., Radio Music Hall in New York City, the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville.

Sedeño studied at Angelo State University, North Texas State University and the Dick Grove Music Workshop in Los Angeles, and has performed at the Houston International Festival, Birmingham Jazz Festival, Norman Oklahoma Jazz Festival, and Corpus Christi Jazz Festival. He has been a member of the AFM Local 65-699 since 1977 and was re-elected as a board member, serving on the board since 1999. Sedeño is the 14th recipient to be awarded the 2012 Kemah Boardwalk Lifetime Jazz Achievement Award and continues performing in the area with Houston’s finest musicians.

Selections by the BC Jazz Band, under the direction of Richard Birk, will include: 

“Watermelon Man,” by Herbie Hancock

“Dat Dere,” by Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers

“Afro Blue,” by Mongo Santamaria

“Black Nile,” by Wayne Shorter

“Well You Needn’t,” by Thelonius Monk

“Rondo a la Turca,” by Mozart and arranged by Brave Combo

“La Canoa Ranchaa,” by Grupo Niche

“Hey Mama,” by Nicki Minaj

Selections by the BC Jazz Combo and Jazz Singers, under the direction of John Calderon, will include: 

“So What,” by Miles Davis

“Big Fat Hen,” by Wynton Marsalis

“Put It Where You Want It,” by Joe Sample

“Sandu,” by Clifford Brown

“Both Sides Now,” by Joni Mitchell

“Is You Is, Or Is You Ain’t,” by Louis Jordan

“So Danco Samba,” by Antonio Carlos Jobim

“3 Views of a Secret,” by Jaco Pastorius

“Take Five,” by Dave Brubeck

For more information, contact Vorin Dornan, Director of The Clarion at Brazosport College, at (979) 230-3156.