Iñaki Sandoval (1974, Pamplona, Spain) is a pianist, composer, and music producer, having performed all over the world and shared 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 his own record label “Bebyne Records” (www.bebyne.com), having produced over 25 albums for world-class artists. and 8 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.
Very much implied in higher music education as a professor and arts administrator, 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 a former council member of the European Association of Conservatoires (AEC) and a board member of the International Association of Jazz Schools (IASJ).