Ray Sandoval

La Mezquita


I always felt that the performances on my last recording Proxima Parada were recorded prematurely. It was done in a few days and live in the studio. I really never felt like the pieces had matured to their best performances. It is a jazz mentality so I was fine with it. I am finally feeling like the compositions for that recording are under my hands.

This piece was written Cordoba, Spain during my brief stay there one summer. That city has a very unique spirit and has a history that that is reflected in the beautiful mosque, La Mezquita.

This is a video Xavi and I shot live in London in February, 2015. 




Just saw Iñárritu's #Birdman and was surprised! It was his best work since Amores Perros. #cinema #michealkeaton #antoniosanchez

— Ray Sandoval (@sandovalray) January 9, 2015


"I think everybody now is a celebrity. They want a space in social media. Everybody is looking for validation, no matter who you are, and I think that's a need of the human condition - to look for affection or recognition or validation. I think just the ways people are getting it is different [in this] self-absorbed society." - Alejandro González Iñárritu



Vaihingen, Germany


Someone captured part of the concert on an iphone. Thank you for doing that as I'm not always prepared to record myself!




Vaihingen, Germany Review

Jazz in a Major Key

Protecting Net Neutrality.


Some great recipients this year of the MacArthur Award!

"I don’t feel that jazz, especially today, is entertainment music. It’s challenging music."

"Our levels of gun violence are off the charts."