ABOUT

Iñaki has performed all over the world sharing stage and recording studio with musicians such as Eddie Gomez, Billy Hart, Bob Mintzer, Tom Warrington, Stefan Karlsson, Marvin Stamm, Sizao Machado, Greg Badolato, Carles Benavent, Horacio Fumero, David Xirgu, David Mengual, Jordi Bonell, and Joan Albert Amargos, among others.

In 2009 founded the label Bebyne Records, having produced over 25 albums for world-class artists, and 9 as a leader. His last release, “The Estonian Trilogy” (2018), a 3-cd solo piano set, includes the albums “Winter Poems”, “Mimesis”, and “Harmonic Etudes”. Piano trio releases include the critically acclaimed “Miracielos” (2012), featuring Eddie Gomez on bass and Billy Hart on drums, and “Electric Trio Live” (2015), with Carles Benavent on bass and Roger Blavia on drums. His last work as a composer is the original music soundtrack for the movie “Zuloaga: luz dentro de la sombra” (Zuloaga: Light Within the Shadow) which will be premiered in theatres in 2022.

Very much implied in higher music education as a professor and arts administrator, he serves as Dean of the School of Music at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. He has held the position of Principal at the University of Tartu Viljandi Academy in Estonia (2015-2020), founding Dean of Graduate Studies (2013-2015), and founding Director of the Jazz Department (2003-2015) –Berklee International Network of Schools-, both at the Liceu Conservatory in Barcelona, Spain. He is an Aspen Institute Spain fellow, a former council member of the European Association of Conservatoires (AEC) and a board member of the International Association of Jazz Schools (IASJ).

Iñaki Sandoval is a Steinway & Sons artist and Roland artist.


Recommended discography:

Zuloaga: luz dentro de la sombra (expected 2022, Bebyne Records)

Harmonic Etudes (2018, Bebyne Records)

Mimesis (2018, Bebyne Records)

Winter Poems (2017, Bebyne Records)

Estonian Suite: Live in Tallinn (2017, Bebyne Records), CD&DVD

Electric Trio Live (2015, Bebyne Records, with Carles Benavent and Roger Blàvia), CD&DVD

Miracielos (2011, Bebyne Records, with Eddie Gómez and Billy Hart)

Usaquén (2008, Ayva Musica, with Horacio Fumero and David Xirgu)

Sausolito (2005, Ayva Musica, with Horacio Fumero and Peer Wyboris)