Randy Sandoli 11/16/2017
Thursday, November 16, 2017
Complimentary wine from Weibel Family Vineyards & Winery and snacks courtesy of the Junior Women’s Group are available every 1st & 3rd Thursday evening, when the Museum is open until 9:00 p.m. Refreshments are served beginning at 6:30 p.m. and the program starts at 7:00 p.m. These special evenings vary each month to include live music, special guests and more.
Randy Sandoli is a pianist, composer, lecturer in Jazz Studies at the University of the Pacific and Assistant Director of the Brubeck Institute. He performs regularly in a variety of musical contexts while continuing to lead his own group, ranging in size from trio to sextet. His first musical influence and inspiration was his father, Tim Sandoli, who plays piano and guitar, and is a souldful singer-songwriter. In high school, Randy became fascinated with improvisation and delved into jazz and has since been influenced by a number of artists including Bill Evans, Keith Jarrett, Chick Corea, Robert Glasper, and Avishai Cohen (bassist). After deciding to study music in college, Randy obtained a bachelor of arts degree in Jazz Studies from Pacific's Conservatory of Music and a master of music degree with an emphasis in Jazz Performance from California State University, Sacramento. His major teachers include Joe Gilman, Patrick Langham and Rex Cooper.
In between degrees, Randy helped plan, form and lead the Zion Academy Jazz Ensemble, an audition only group of high school students emphasizing excellence in jazz performance at the Zion Academy of Music in Stockton, CA. Randy resides in Stockton with his wife Vandella, and son Amos.