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Arnie Sainz

Arnie Sainz is a pianist, composer, and educator based in New York City. Drawing inspiration from his firm roots in the San Francisco Bay Area, Arnie’s voice spans ensembles and genres, finding his footing in both large-scale new music compositions and intimate improvised music settings. 

Arnie stays active as a performer all around NYC, as well as a composer/arranger for numerous groups worldwide. His debut trio album “Darts” was released by Adhyarôpa Records in June 2023 featuring bassist Marshal Herridge, drummer Tony Moreno, and a fresh lineup of energetic original compositions. 

As a composer/arranger, Arnie has been working extensively with vocalists, jazz orchestras, and chamber ensembles. His arrangements for jazz orchestra and strings were recently performed and recorded by the TPO Big Band in Taipei for their 2023 album “Twisted Roots.” Arnie’s writing and producing were also featured on Orlando Madrid’s album “From This Moment Forward.” Arnie’s playing can be heard on numerous recordings alongside acclaimed artists including Michael Rodriguez, Ron McClure, Alan Ferber, and Drew Gress. He has also worked on the productions of Alan Ferber’s “Up High, Down Low” and an upcoming Helen Sung Big Band album. 

Arnie has also scored for numerous award-winning short films including “First Born” (2020), “Za Litnega Mroka” (2021), “Present Tense” (2023), and “The Longest Memory” (2024). His playing was also featured in the soundtrack for the videogame “My Friendly Neighborhood.” 



Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson


Adhyâropa Records


Blue and Gold

From: From This Moment Forward
By Arnie Sainz

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