Friday Lunch Club with Carmen Sandim Trio
Friday Lunch Club w/ Carmen Sandim Trio
From piano lessons as a little girl in Brazil, to composing for her jazz septet in Denver, Carmen Sandim has found in music her lifetime adventure and purpose.
Over the past few decades Carmen’s eclectic musical aesthetics have drawn her in many directions: classical piano studies, jazz composition and performance, film scoring, and a long-lasting commitment to improvised music pedagogy. The unifying thread throughout her diverse musical explorations lays on the search for unique and authentic sound. Her new compositions are Brazilian-influenced, jazz-rooted, intricately arranged expressions of humanness.
In 2016, Carmen won a grant from Pathways to Jazz to record her next album – Play Doh. Her new septet features Shane Endsley (trumpet), Bruce Williamson (reeds), Alex Heitlinger (trombone), Khabu Doug Young (guitar), Bill McCrossen (bass), and Dru Heller (drums). Play Doh is scheduled to be released on October 25th, 2019, on Ropeadope Records.
Carmen Sandim holds a B.A. in Film Scoring from Berklee College of Music, and a M.M. in Jazz Performance and Pedagogy from CU Boulder. She currently teaches at Metropolitan State University of Denver, University of Colorado Boulder, and University of Colorado Denver.