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Sandy Eldred is an internationally acclaimed bassist, recording artist, composer, and music educator currently living in Philadelphia, PA. Eldred is known for his inventiveness and command across music genres. He is proud to be represented by Ukrainian record label, LabelWhoAble.

Eldred is a co-founder of U.S.E. Trio (Urbina, Scarano, Eldred), Multi Mansions, Crosscurrents Ensemble, and Mars Apes. He is a member of the Bogdan Gumenyuk Quartet, the Michael Hudson-Casanova Sextet, and leader of the Sandy Eldred Trio.

Eldred is a member of large ensembles including Norman David and the Eleventet, Jamal Jones’ Bureau of Sonic Wonderland, Ian O’Beirne’s Slowbern, and the Earl Phillips Big Band. He has also performed with the Lars Halle Jazz Orchestra, the South Philly Big Band, Matt Gallagher’s Philly Big Band, and Bobby Zankel and the Warriors of the Wonderful Sound featuring Muhal Richard Abrams.

Eldred received his M.M. (Master of Music) degree from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA. As an educator, he offers lessons, masterclasses, and workshops, both in person and online. Eldred is an original member of “Jazz Mission”, an educational project that helps to inspire the younger generation of musicians in Ukraine. He has taught students, directed ensembles, and held master classes at numerous colleges and universities in the United States, Canada, and Ukraine.

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”There is an underlying, unsettled tone in the music of Philadelphia bassist Sandy Eldred which can only be likened to earthquakes and their subsequent tremors. Just when you think you are on solid ground the whole landscape shifts, the whole perspective tacks left, bends right, veers down the wrong center lane and u-turns.” - Mike Jurkovic (All About Jazz)

“Sandy Eldred immediately draws attention to the extreme expressiveness of his game, which is unusual for double bass players, whose role most of the time is limited to the function of the rhythm section. In between sets, I decided to check my suspicions

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Primary Instrument

Bass

Location

Philadelphia

Willing to teach

Intermediate to advanced

Credentials/Background

Eldred has administered workshops, masterclasses, and lessons at the following institutions: The University of the Arts (Philadelphia, PA) Temple University (Philadelphia, PA) Settlement School of Music (Philadelphia, PA) Camden County College (Camden, NJ) The Kimmel Center (Philadelphia, PA) McGill University (Montreal, Quebec) Zhytomyr Music College (Zhytomyr, Ukraine) Berdychiv Music School (Berdychiv, Ukraine) Lviv National Music Academy (Lviv, Ukraine) Vinnitsa College of Culture and Arts (Vinnitsia, Ukraine) Kharkiv National Kotlyarevsky University of Arts (Kharkiv, Ukraine) Dnipropetrovsk State Music College (Dnipro, Ukraine) Krivorizhke The Regional Musical College (Kryvyi Rih, Ukraine) Mykolaiv State Higher School of Music (Mykolaiv, Ukraine) Cherkasy Musical College (Cherkasy, Ukraine) All Music Is Jazz Festival (Kiev, Ukraine)

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Album On Point by Norman David

On Point

CoolCraft
2020

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Album vehicles by Mike Lorenz

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Recent Music
2020

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Album Impact by Sandy Eldred

Impact

LabelWhoAble
2020

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Album Crosscurrents Ensemble EP

Crosscurrents...

Self Produced
2020

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https://soundcloud.com/sandy-eldred
Drum Wrecked

Drum Wrecked

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Mars Apes

Mars Apes

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Mars Apes

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