Author: Iñaki

Interview: University of Tartu “100 Days in Office”, by Inga Külmoja

December 17, Tartu, Estonia. As of 1 September 2015, Iñaki Sandoval has been working as Director of the University of Tartu Viljandi Culture Academy. He met the Academy people for the first time some years ago at a conference in Italy. Later, Iñaki came to visit Viljandi and teach Estonian students. When he was invited to…
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Improvised Trio Session, Helsinki, Finland

November 2015, Helsinki, Finland. During a visit to Mardilaat and the Music Department at the Metropolia University of Applied Sciences, its head and close friend Jere Laukkanen put together an improvised concert session at Ravintola Haikaranpesä. Featuring Iñaki Sandoval (piano), Eric Ineke (drums), and Teemu Akerblom (bass). Second trio featuring Mikael Jakobson (piano),  Teemu Akerblom…
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2015 Jaffa International Jazz Festival, Tel-Aviv, Israel

October 2015, Tel-Aviv, Israel.  Happy to be part of the first edition of the Jaffa International Jazz Festival in Tel-Aviv (October 8, 9 &10, 2015), featuring international artists from all over the world. Iñaki Sandoval performed three concerts, with three different programs and bands: Bill Evans Tribute. Iñaki Sandoval (piano), Avi Adrian (electric piano), Eli Magen (double bass),…
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Iñaki Sandoval appointed director of the University of Tartu Viljandi Culture Academy in Estonia

August 2015, Tartu, Estonia. Iñaki Sandoval has been elected director of the University of Tartu Viljandi Culture Academy, the arts college of the prestigious University of Tartu, Estonia. The new position term will start on September 1. Full article

Review at Cuadernos de Jazz, by Enrique Turpin

  July 2015, Madrid, Spain. Review at Cuadernos de Jazz, by Enrique Turpin. 4 Stars Here is a good sample of the crème of the crème of the European jazz, which simply means the jazz that is practiced in the Old Continent, nothing more. The musical connections are so open and disparate, they enrich themselves…
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“Electric Trio Live” review on All About Jazz, by Bruce Lindsay

June 2015 Review of Electric Trio Live on All About Jazz, by Bruce Lindsay At the heart of Electric Trio Live from Barcelona-based keyboard player and composer Iñaki Sandoval, there’s a feeling of warmth. Whether it’s Sandoval’s own electric keyboards, Carles Benavent’s 5-string electric bass guitar or Roger Blàvia’s drums, each instrument has a full, rich sound that lends…
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Interview at the Spanish National Public Radio RNE4, by Pere Pons

May 2015, Barcelona, Spain. Listen to the full interview at L’hora del jazz, hosted by Pere Pons (Catalan language, from minute 27:00)

ELECTRIC TRIO LIVE

Release date: February 20, 2015 Excerpt from Bruce Lindsay’s review on All About Jazz (July 2015) At the heart of Electric Trio Live from Barcelona-based keyboard player and composer Iñaki Sandoval, there’s a feeling of warmth. Whether it’s Sandoval’s own electric keyboards, Carles Benavent’s 5-string electric bass guitar or Roger Blàvia’s drums, each instrument has a full, rich sound…
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Presentation at VI Afterwork APD conference, Barcelona

VI Afterwork APD Conference, at Palau de Congressos de Catalunya (Dec 11th, 2014) Presentation with Juan Carlos Cubeiro

Benefit Concert – Institut d’Estudis Nord-Americans

October 10, 2014, Barcelona, Spain. Iñaki Sandoval will perform at the Benefif Concert for the Neuropsychological Support Group from Hospital Santa Creu i Sant Pau of Barcelona Friday October 10th, 20:30h Institut d’Estudis Nord-Americans (Via Augusta 123, Barcelona)

JazzTimes Magazine article, by Darla S. Hanley and Iñaki Sandoval

July 2014 Beyond the Music: What Jazz Teaches Us An article by Dr. Darla S. Hanley and Dr. Iñaki Sandoval (JazzTimes Magazine, July 2014) Jazz music teaches us many things beyond the sounds. As jazz performers we strive to be better players and advance our art. As jazz teachers we strive to instill in our…
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Roland FA06 Video Tutorials

March 2014 Roland has just presented the brand new FA06 Workstation, which I already have working on my studio and in my live performance rig, together with the V-Piano and the Integra-7. I have prepared 3 tutorial videos to overview its main characteristics: You can see the FA06 in action, together with the V-Piano and…
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Interview in “A Media Voz” Magazine, by Jesús Santana

January 2013. Read the full interview (Spanish language), by Jesús Santana (A Media Voz Magazine, January 2013)

SONGBOOK

Volume I Release date: January 10, 2013 All 22 original songs included in the albums Sausolito (2005), Usaquén (2008) and Miracielos (2011). Available at iBooks and Google Play Store for all ebook platforms (Android/iPad/iPhone) and OS (Pc/Mac/Linux). Music sheet, 60 pages.

“Sausolito” included in the book “The 100 Best Records of Catalan Jazz”

November 2012, Barcelona, Spain. The work has been coordinated by Pere Pons and Martí Farré, The 100 Best Records of Catalan Jazz (Cossetània / Enderrock, 2012). The 100 best records of Catalan jazz (Cossetània / Enderrock, 2012) includes an annotated selection of one hundred jazz records published in Catalonia from the beginning of the 20th…
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Roland V-Piano Video Tutorials

October 2011 The amazing Roland V-Piano is already out! What a magnificent instrument with endless possibilities for artistic expression and personalization. I have prepared a general overview of its sound, touch and edit features through 3 video tutorials from my studio in Barcelona: You can see the V-Piano in action, together with the Integra-7 and…
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MIRACIELOS

Release date: February 1, 2011 All About Jazz 5* Review by Bruce Lindsay (January 2012) Read full article Iñaki Sandoval is a Barcelona-based pianist, composer and educator. Beautiful, affecting and constantly rewarding, Miracielos is his third album as a leader and establishes him as a superb writer and player. Sandoval is backed by the experienced Eddie Gomez on bass…
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USAQUEN

Release date: December 1, 2008 After the big success of “Sausolito”, his first album as leader, Iñaki Sandoval presents “Usaquén”, his new album recorded with his stable trio, featuring Horacio Fumero on bass and David Xirgu on drums. Iñaki Sandoval has become in recent years as one of the most important Spanish jazz pianists. The…
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SAUSOLITO

Release date: October 20, 2015 First personal work of the young and talented pianist Iñaki Sandoval, accompanied by Horacio Fumero and Peer Wyboris, musicians who formed part of the great Tete Montoliu Trio. Born in Pamplona in 1974, this pianist has a notable and elegant skill. He has burst into the jazz scene with a…
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