5/21/2012 9:01:00 AM Linda Sandoval now featured at Rene at Tlaquepaque
Painting by E. M. Louise Sandoval.
Photo by Lee Israel
There's music in the air at Tlaquepaque. Every Saturday and Sunday afternoon from 3-5:30 p.m., you can follow the sound through the Spanish-style arches to Patio del Norte and find Rene.
The cafe feeling on the patio will transport you to another time and place. As visitors enjoy tapas and desserts or margaritas and wine, the music continues with another ballad or jazz tune from the Great American Songbook.
In the corner, you'll find Linda Sandoval playing piano and singing songs inspired by many of her heroes, songwriters and jazz greats like Hoagy Carmichael, Billie Holiday and Lambert, Hendricks and Ross.
Linda's unique style was developed early by singing and playing accordion in night clubs and concerts with her family and listening to jazz radio while growing up.
She has performed throughout the United States and in Japan with small groups and big bands. After living most of her life in Los Angeles as a singer, songwriter, music copyist and actress, Linda moved to Sedona 23 years ago and began accompanying herself on piano.
She is also an independent filmmaker and has had three of her short films show here and in Tel Aviv, Israel.
In a review of Linda's CD, "jazz sketches," JazzTimes wrote ". . . (Linda) exhibits a flair for the oddball tune, as in "Cow-Cow Boogie" or her own "Roxbury Drive". . . she presents her choices in a clean, unadorned fashion . . . Her spare piano styling offers just the right accents behind her clear, evocative voice, which is alternately spunky and mournful."
Linda also performs at Rene on Sunday evenings and every second and fourth Friday from 6 to 9 p.m.
Rene is nestled within Sedona's premiere shopping destination, Tlaquepaque, located at 336 State Route 179. Please call (928) 282-9225 for dinner reservations.