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Sandro Dominelli

Sandro Dominelli is one of Canada`s most creative, talented and tasteful drummers. Through his continuing success as a much sought-after composer, bandleader, side man, and producer he has proven to be an established luminary in the Canadian music scene.

Sandro’s musical sensibilities have caught the attention of international and local jazz icons alike, who have been inspired to perform or record with his influence. His collaborations include a long list of the veritable whos who of the jazz scene, such as Joe Lovano, Sheila Jordan, Ernie Watts, Pete Christleib, Doug Riley, Oliver Jones, Guido Basso, Hugh Fraser, PJ Perry and Tommy Banks. Additionally, he’s performed and recorded with such modern contemporary luminaries as Ben Monder, Chris Tarry, Kenny Werner, and Ralph Bowen.

As a composer, Sandro hit the scene in 2003 and since then has received rave reviews and accolades for his work. His first recording as band leader Cafe Varze Jazz went on to receive top honors at the Western Canadian Music Awards as Outstanding Jazz Recording of the Year and was also nominated in 2004 for a JUNO in the Best Traditional Jazz Album of the Year category. Sandro’s follow-up album ‘Meet Me In The Alley’ brought him more success including a Canadian Music Week award for Canadian Independent Artist of the Year. Watch for his latest recording, The Alvo Sessions, to be released in early 2010.

If that all isn’t enough, Sandro is also an established producer, working with jazz, classical, and pop artists alike.

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