Miami Dade College

Kendall Campus

Education

  • Music Theory and Composition from the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music
  • Music Theory and Composition from Brooklyn College

Biography
Sandy has played and recorded with the Boca Pops Orchestra, the Florida Classical Orchestra, The Miami Symphony Orchestra and has also performed live with such stars as Frank Sinatra Jr., Don Rickles, Little Anthony and the Imperials, the Drifters, Michael Feinstein, Lannie Kazan, Jasmine Guy, Chita Rivera, Tommy Tune, Rosemary Clooney, Michael McDonald, Donna Summer, Kim Carnes, Trini Lopez, Robert Goulet, Al Martino, Donald O'Connor, Vic Damone and Diane Carol, The Fifth Dimension, Buddy Hacket, and Latin stars Nelson Ned, Paloma San Basilo and Raphael, etc.

He also has played in the orchestras for the national touring companies of “The Addams Family”, "The Man of La Mancha", "Chicago", "A Chorus Line", “Murder Ballad”, “In the Heights”, "Sunset Boulevard", "Annie", “Joseph”, “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels”, “Spamalot”, “42nd Street”, “The Full Monty”, “In the Heights”, “Thoroughly Modern Millie”, “All Shook Up”, “Rat Pack”, “The Lion King”, “Hairspray”, “Finian’s Rainbow”, “Aida”, “Godspell”, “13”, “Urban Cowboy”, “Little Shop of Horrors”, “Leagally Blonde”, "Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris", "Personals" , “Legends", "Johnny Guitar", "Floyd Collins", "Next To Normal"and “Hair”, etc.

Sandy has had the opportunity to work with the finest Jazz musicians. He's shared the stage with world class players such as Pete Minger, Ira Sullivan,Vince Maggio, Steve Bagby, Larry Lapin, Gary Campbell, Eric Allison, Rick Harris, Billy Marcus, Dolph and Tony Castellano, Dr. Lonnie Smith and Simon Salz to name just a few.  Their music jobs took place at all the best concert halls, venues and clubs like Gusman Hall (downtown Miami), Gusman Hall on the University of Miami campus, the Fontainebleau Hilton, the Hyatt Regency of Coral Gables, the Congregational Church of Coral Gables, Dade County Auditorium, the Colony Theatre, the Lincoln Theatre, the Diplomat Hotel, Pier Top Restaurant in Ft. Lauderdale, The Grand Bay Hotel, The Coconut Grove Playhouse, and the Jackie Gleason Theatre.

Courses Taught

  • Pre-Applied Jazz Guitar (MVJ 1013)