Steve Sandner Music

Jazz Pianist / Vocalist / Composer / Producer

Free Music Track

"Goin' To Chicago Blues"

from the Steve Sandner CD featuring Marcus Belgrave

About Steve

Steve Sandner Jazz Piano

Steve is a jazz pianist/vocalist formerly from Chicago, now living and working in Sedona, Arizona and Vanderbilt (northern) Michigan.

Steve is also a composer and producer, and he has released five CDs in his name.

Information on the upcoming re-releases will be available on this website and on his Facebook page

For information on booking gigs and events, please call 928-301-9678 or email steve@sandnermusic.com

Read Steve's bio as it appeared in Chicago Jazz Magazine

The Sandner Blog

100 dollar bill

The Hundred Dollar Tip

As a musician, receiving a tip of five 20s is nice, but there’s something special about finding a $100 bill in your tip jar. Sometimes it is to request a special song, or sometimes I’m asked to play longer. The most fun is to have a $100 bill in your tip jar at the end of the gig and not know where it came from!

Producing My First Jazz Recording

In June, 1989 I had the opportunity to produce my first recording session. I already had some experience as a hired session musician on commercial jingles, yoga chants, and songwriters’ demos. I had the idea of producing my own session singing and playing with jazz musicians performing blues standards.

Caribe Lounge

I was geeky and very naïve, but slowly learning. I played all the jazz and pop tunes from memory, so I was easily able to watch the dancers. Boston’s puritanical laws allowed only limited nudity, no bare nipples. But when the dancers turned their back to the audience to make costume adjustments, we could see pretty much everything. A black dancer could spin her boobs in opposite directions (nipples carefully covered). Amazing!

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