Exciting New Jazz Music – Midón, Mendoza and Metropole

Exciting New Jazz Music – Midón, Mendoza and Metropole

Introducing Raul Midơn, Vince Mendoza and the Metropole Orkest.

Recently I have been studying the music of gifted musician/compose/conductor Vince Mendoza whose stunningly beautiful and very hip orchestral music is typically classified as “contemporary” or pop jazz. Look him up on Spotify, Amazon or Apple Music and you will probably be as stunned as I was say, “why haven’t I heard of this guy before. (He’s been recording sensational sounds for more than 20 years.)

Mendoza has recorded a number of recordings with Metropole Orkest a full symphonic orchestra that plays some great jazz.

If You Really Want

In 2014 singer/guitarist/composer Raul Midón joined the Metropole Orkest, conducted by Vince Mendoza, to record the album ‘If You Really Want’. It took four years to find the right time and partner to release the record, which is out now on Artistry Music and received a Grammy. You just have to listen to it! The vocals are soulful, the compositions are elegant, and the orchestra, led by Mendoza is sensational.

A glimpse into the making of “If You Really Want”

Raul Midon: “I Just Want To Pick Somebody Up”

John Scofield, Vince Mendoza, Metropole Orchestra – Honest I Do

Have a very wonderful new year!

Joseph Liberti


Espressivo by Suz Stovall

Espressivo is a stunning abstract, painted to music, by  Colorado artist Suz Stovall.

Suz Stovall feature artistSuz Stovall’s abstract works invite the viewer to look deeply and enjoy the visual feast of color. Her art is spontaneous and joyful.  Suz studied graphics and painting at the University of Memphis. She now resides in Colorado. As a ceramicist, Suz won numerous awards in some of the most prestigious shows. She Returned to her first love painting  wining several First Place and Best In Show awards and has been featured in several national magazines. For more information about Suz’s art suzstovallart@gmail.com


Expressivo is a stunning work that I am pleased to say resides in my home and I get to enjoy it daily. In fact, I wrote some music inspired by this painting and I will dedicate the music to Suz at it’s premiere performance in The LifeJazz Show May 6, 2018.   Engaging with a work of art is a great LifeJazzing technique to boost your creativity and enliven your life. For you enjoyment here it is Expressivo.

Expressivo by Suz Stovall

Submit Your Art?

If you are an artist and would like to submit your photo and profile for a pot in LifeJazzing blog, write to me at info@josephliberti.com

Joseph Liberti