Sandy Dennison and Her Trio

Sandy Dennison and Her Trio

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Wow! Warm, passionate, fun! Sandy Dennison and Her Trio keep the music of Ellington, Porter, Arlen and so much more, alive and swinging. They are routinely delightful!

Biography

...Jazz is the heart of American music and that's exactly what we give you......heart!

..."Sandy Dennison bursts with good cheer. Her enthusiasm is one of her best assets and her snappy delivery works well in any venue." Donna Kimura, JazzReview.com

...Sandy grew up on the East Coast, immersed in music…country to Bach, but was most influenced by Ella Fitzgerald and Lena Horn. In her twenties Sandy had her own band and sang throughout the Delaware Valley. Sandy studied with some of the best teachers in Philadelphia, including voice and stage presence under the watchful eye of Bucky Harris, and voice with Lenny Payton, former music coordinator on several New York based television shows. After working the circuit for eight years, Sandy left the music business to raise her family. Now, Sandy's back and appearing regularly at venues throughout the Pacific Northwest.

Other venues which add to the quality of her performance: Sandy appears, as a guest artist, with small jazz ensembles and the Carroll Raaum Swing Orchestra. Sandy teaches private lessons and workshops.

Sandy has performed with other stellar musicians: Mel Brown drummer with Mo Town and Diana Ross, Darrell Grant pianist with Mary Carter, Mark Simon pianist with Leroy Vinnegar, Dan Presley with Tall Jazz, Phil Baker bassist with Pink Martini, Scott Steed bassist with Diane Schurr, Eddy Weid pianist with Mel Torme, Steve Christofferson pianist with Nancy King, Patrick Lamb, Bobby Torres conga with Joe Cocker and Tom Jones, Gary Hobbs drummer with Stan Kenton, Graham Lear drummer with Santana and Paul Anka.

...Vincent is an Emmy award-winning, Grammy nominated composer and jazz pianist:Music score credits include:TV - "ABC Sports", "Good Morning America", "NBC Nightly News", "Oprah", "Dateline", "Friends" and "The Sopranos". Movies – "The Lion King", "U-571", "The Perfect Storm", "The Nightmare Before Christmas", "The Three Muskiteers". Documentaries – "Butch Cassidy and the Outlaw Trail", "The Great Salt Lake: America's Legacy of Wetlands", and musical director for the "Jazz Vespers" concert series for 13 years in Salt Lake City, Utah.

...Andre St. James travels the world and is the bassist of choice for many of the world's finest musicians:Mel Brown Sextet (winner of the Int'l Hennessey Jazz Search Contest 1989), Dewey Redman, George Cables, Bobby Hutcherson, Andrew Hill, Charlie Rouse, Herb Ellis, Harold Land, Blue Mitchell Quintet, Dennis Springer Quartet, Eddie Moore, Allen Jones, David Murray, Butch Morris, Harold Tan, Kai Winding, Sun Ra, Ezra Weiss, Omnibus, Ed Kellye, Smiley Winter, Sonny Rollins, Yoku Tamura Trio-Japan, Baha'I World Concgress Orchestra, New York City. Instructor: Faculty member of the Mt. Hood Festival of Jazz, 1989-2004.

...Ed Pierce is a ten year veteran with just the right touch:Humboldt State PM Jazz Big Band, Mad River Transit Vocal Jazz Ensemble, "Unseen", The Big Foot Stompers Dixieland Jazz Band at the Humbolt County Dixieland Jazz Festival (five years), Humboldt Calypso Band (four years). Porkpie Octet, Renato Caranto Quartet, Ez Weiss and Blues Connotation, James/Woods Nonet, Terry Robb Band, Paul de Lay Trio, Johnny Martin Trio,
Geno Michaels, Norman Moody Blues Forecast, Li' Lynn and the Smokin' Soles.

We have the flexibility to work elegant and intimate spaces, creating great ambiance, or go into the festival atmosphere with energy and vivacity. The crowds love us!!!

Discography

"Love You Madly" CD - We have good air play on KMHD FM Radio, Whole Wheat Bread and multiple digital companies.

Set List

We are very flexible, venues differ, but the average gig is one hour the first set, and 45 minute sets after that. Song List:
A Foggy Day
A Sunday Kind Of Love
A Wonderful Day Like Today
Ain't Misbehavin'
All The Way
Almost Like Being In Love
Am I Blue
Angel Eyes
April In Paris
As Time Goes By
At Last
At Long Last Love
Bewitched, Bothered, & Bewildered
Body And Soul
But Not For Me
Bye Bye Blackbird
Close Your Eyes
Come Rain Or Come Shine
Crazy
Cry Me A River
Day In Day Out
'Deed I Do
Don't Blame Me
Don't Get Around Much Anymore
Do Nothin' 'Til You Hear From Me
Embraceable You
Fly Me To The Moon
Girl From Ipanema
Good Morning Heartache
Goody Goody
Here's That Rainy Day
Honeysuckle Rose
How Insensitive
I Ain't Got Nothin' But The Blues
I Can Dream Can't I
I Can't Give You Anything But Love
I Could Write A Book
I Didn't Know About You
I Don't Know Enough About You