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Sandra Jean Cummings

Sandy will be delighted to entertain you with the classic jazz standards. It's always a personal experience for those who hear her sing. And you are guaranteed to see lots of her long time fans sitting beside you.

Sandy performs regularly with the following musicians: Woody DeMarco, Jeff Elliott, Dave Bazinet, Jon Crosse, Hank Allen, Stephen Geyer, Drew Salperto, Rex Harte. The list of other players — less frequent performances — is impressive, too: Reuben Estrada and the Estrada Brothers, Ian Bernard, Rusty Cummings, John Slais, Peter Clarke, Al Reese, Chris Colangelo, Kevin Winard, Steve Stockmal, Joe Correro, Randy Tico, Frank Frost, Dave Tolegian, Tom Buckner, John Hatten, Reuben and Rene Martinez, Benito Tapia and occasionally, Ian Bernard. Her early music career began in 1972-74 in Goleta with Joe Munda Band (Orchid Bowl) and Johnny Harris, (Holiday Inn); and the Arthritis Telethon (KTLA) in 1972. Roy Chamberlain, her first piano player, was hugely influential in her early music development. He was the arranger for the King Sister's for many years as well as the conductor for the CBS orchestra in the mid-50s to mid-60s. Marilyn King and Sandy met and sang together for the first time in 1998. Marriage and family led Sandy away from music for 24 years. After the death of her spouse in 1998, she drew back into her music to cope with her losses and found a haven of healing in singing music

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