Lorenzo Sandi

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Lorenzo Sandi is a NYC-based classical and jazz double bassist.  Raised in Northern Italy, he received his undergraduate degree in History and Philosophy from the University of Genoa, and his master’s degree in Classical Double Bass Performance from the Nicolò Paganini Conservatory of Music.
Since moving to NYC in 2011, Sandi has graced the stages of the city’s most renowned classical and jazz music venues: Carnegie Hall, Radio City Music Hall, Garage, Fat Cat, Smalls, Smoke, Minton’s, and everything in-between.
Sandi has performed with jazz luminaries Paul Jeffrey, Billy Kaye, George Garzone, Bill Smith, Dado Moroni, Howard Williams, Riccardo Zegna, Saul Rubin, Roy Hargrove, Giampaolo Casati, Ed Cherry, Carlo Atti, Michael Howell, Jed Levy, and countless others.
Festival performances include 1st prize at the Victor de Sabata Competition, 2nd prize at Tuscia in Jazz, Open Jazz Club Palermo, Due Laghi Jazz Festival, Sansepolcro Jazz Festival, and others across North America, Europe, and the Middle East.
Recent classical collaborations include Ensemble Du Monde, New England Symphonic Ensemble, and Mimesis Ensemble. Tours include Il Volo, 2Cellos, Evanescence, and Hanson. Studio work includes recording sessions in Europe and the US as a sideman.
Sandi gratefully acknowledges teachers and mentors he’s worked with over the years: Andrea Lumachi, principal bassist of the Orchestra del Teatro Carlo Felice and student of the legendary Ludwig Streicher, who gave him his classical training; Benny Golson, Jimmy Cobb, Jesse Davis, Buster Williams, Bobby Durham, and Christian McBride, who have shared their wisdom and insight in all things jazz; and lastly, the great Sir Ron Carter, whose lessons and guidance, in music and in life, have influenced and inspired him immeasurably.
Sandi embraces his own role as teacher and mentor to the next generation of promising young talent. He is currently on the faculty of Cazadero Music Camp in Berkeley, CA, and also maintains a private studio.
Sandi performs on several instruments: a 1910 Italian bass from the Parma school; a 1950s Juzek; a 1920 Louis Morizot bow; and, his most prized possession, a 100-year-old German bass previously owned by his teacher and mentor, Sir Ron Carter.
Sandi digs La Bella 7710N Black Nylon Tape Wound strings – the modern sound of the jazz double bass.

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