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

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!

With Max Gail Sr., In Michigan

I met musical agent and businessman Max Gail, Sr., in November 1971, after driving through a snowstorm to get to his Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, home for an 8am appointment. He was looking for a piano player who could sing.