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Steve Sandberg

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Three time Emmy-nominated composer/pianist Steve Sandberg plays original music that masterfully blends classical, world music and jazz with the excitement of virtuosic improvisation. Sandberg was lead composer and musical director for Nickelodeon’s landmark children’s programs “Dora the Explorer” and “Go, Diego, Go!”. His scoring and songwriting was informed by a lifetime of immersion in the music of many cultures. Sandberg grew up playing classical piano, then became part of New York’s vibrant Latin music scene. His mentor in the field of jazz and Latin music was multi-instrumentalist Mario Rivera, a key member of the Dizzie Gillespie, Tito Puente, and George Coleman ensembles

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Article: Live Review

Steve Sandberg Trio at Soapbox Gallery

Read "Steve Sandberg Trio at Soapbox Gallery" reviewed by Mark Sullivan


Steve Sandberg Trio Soapbox Gallery Brooklyn, NY January 30, 2021 Pianist/composer Steve Sandberg presented a concert of his World Classical Music Project from Brooklyn's Soapbox Gallery, along with bassist Michael O'Brien and drummer Rudy Royston. It's a fascinating concept: Sandberg combines his love of the classical piano repertoire with new compositions ...

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Alaya

Label: ArtistShare
Released: 2017
Track listing: Janos; Maurice; Weeping Bear; Iboga; Annie; Eusebio; Mazur; Black Ivory.

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News: Award / Grant

3-Time Emmy-nominated Composer Steve Sandberg’s ArtistShare Debut Submitted For Grammy Consideration

3-Time Emmy-nominated Composer Steve Sandberg’s ArtistShare Debut Submitted For Grammy Consideration

3-time Emmy-nominated composer Steve Sandberg’s ArtistShare debut, Alaya, is hailed as a breakthrough recording whose compositions masterfully blend classical and world music genres with the excitement of virtuosic improvisation. We are proud to submit Alaya for this year’s Grammy nomination consideration in the Contemporary Instrumental genre. Alaya started as an All About Jazz/Launchpad project and was ...

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Article: Album Review

Steve Sandberg Quartet: Alaya

Read "Alaya" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky


The best word to sum up pianist Steve Sandberg's work is expansive. If his own performance history doesn't make that point clearly enough--he's hobnobbed with Brazilian music royalty like the Gilberto clan, made his mark on the salsa world by working with artists like Ruben Blades and Celia Cruz, touched down time and again in the ...

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News: Festival

4th Edition South Florida Dominican Jazz Fest - Tributes "El Comandante" Mario Rivera Set for October 17

4th Edition South Florida Dominican Jazz Fest  - Tributes "El Comandante" Mario Rivera Set for October 17

In October 2012, Landestoy Enterprises presented a completely new and exiting concept from the Dominican Republic: The South Florida Dominican Jazz Fest. A multicultural event that brought to Florida the best Jazz currently being made by musicians in the Dominican Republic as well as Dominicans living in the United States. October of this year is just ...


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