Jorge A. Mendoza

Jazz Cellist
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“Mendoza is steadily making a name for himself as a confident musical innovator, one who composes and plays beautiful music that borrows, blends and reinvents musical styles, largely from the worlds of jazz and classical.”  

STRINGS MAGAZINE, 2004

Leading jazz cellist Jorge Mendoza has performed in jazz festivals, theaters, public forums and concert halls in the United States, South America and all around Mexico. Has recorded two albums: CELLOQUIUM, which contains original compositions, and A JAZZ CELLOQUIUM, mostly standard jazz pieces. Currently he is Cello Professor at the University of Guadalajara, Mexico and conducts workshops at different institutions on demand.

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        CELLOQUIUM

Original compositions as “Chamber Jazz:”

 

1. Celloquium. . . . . .  . J. Mendoza
2. Brisa de Vallarta . . . .J. Mendoza
3. Rondín. . . . . . . . . . .J. Mendoza
4. Le Grand Tango .  . . A. Piazzola
5. Esperanza . . . . . . . . J. Mendoza
6. ¡Órale! . . . . . . . . . . .J.Mendoza

 

JORGE MENDOZA, Cello – SERGIO HDEZ., Piano

POLO RAMÍREZ, Bass – MEMO OLIVERA, Drums

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        A JAZZ CELLOQUIUM

A collection of jazz standards.

 

1.  Wave.................................A. C. Jobim

2. How High the Moon.............M. Lewis
3. My Funny Valentine.............Rodgers – Hart
4. One Note Samba.................A. C. Jobim

5. Bésame Mucho..................C. Velásquez
6. Mezcal .................................J. Mendoza

7. Blue Rondo a la Funk.......D. BrubecK

 

JORGE MENDOZA, Cello – JOE GILMAN , Piano

KERRY KASHIWAGI, Bass - BRIAN KENDRICK, Drums

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