Arcoiris Sandoval | Sonic Asylum

Arcoiris is a jazz pianist, composer and Fulbright award recipient currently residing in New York City and originally from Tucson, Arizona. She obtained her Master's degree in jazz piano performance from the Manhattan School of Music, and has won 2013 and 2015 ASCAP young jazz composer awards in addition to being a semifinalist at in the Montreux Solo Jazz Piano competition in 2012, a participant in the Mary Lou Williams Festival, Betty Carter Jazz Ahead and the Metropole Orkest Arrangers Workshop directed by Vince Mendoza featuring Richard Bona. One of her arrangements was performed by the Metropole Orkest at the 2016 BBC Proms tribute to Quincy Jones. She has also performed at major festivals throughout the world touring with Allan Harris including Umbria Jazz Festival, Winter Jazz Fest in NYC, Angra Jazz Festival, Monty Alexander Jazz Festival, the Telluride Jazz Festival, the Tucson Jazz Festival with Lonnie Plaxico opening for Tower of Power in 2017 as well in 2015 at the Tucson Jazz Festival with Jimmy Cobb, and many others throughout China, Europe, India, South America, and Mexico. She was also a finalist at the inaugural Ellis Marsalis Jazz Piano Competition in summer 2018.ArcoIris and bassist Mimi Jones are the Co-directors and composers for The D.O.M.E. Experience which is an award winning environmentally and socially motivated orchestra featuring cinematography as well as dance and has a roster of acclaimed musicians and choreographers including Francesca Harper of Alvin Ailey, Wayne Escoffery, Tia Fuller, Riza Printup, Steve Wilson and many others. DOME has been the two time recipient of The Bronx Council of the Arts Award, The Puffin Foundation Grant, and the New Music USA Grant. Ms. Sandoval is actively performing and touring with several ensembles including with acclaimed vocalist Allan Harris, the Mimi Jones Band, and her own Sonic Asylum trio and quintet project which has also performed at the Kennedy Center and Vermont Jazz Emerging Artist festival. She is the pianist/keyboardist for Brian Krock's Big Heart Machine, she performed with Lea DeLaria opening her new jazz club in 2019, and she has recorded on Eugene Marlow’s album “Obrigado Brasil” which made it to the first round of Grammy nominations in 2016, and WBGO considered a Latin Jazz premium album in 2017. She released her debut Sonic Asylum Trio album in summer 2018 with MEII Enterprises entitled “First Voyage” featuring Marty Kenney on bass and Allan Mednard on drums which won a 2018 Global Music Award.




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19 Oct 8pm
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Sonic Asylum TRIO Session 5

Arcoiris Sandoval, pianist, Allan Mednard drummer, and Marty Kenney, bassist, will continue to explore and […]

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17 Sep 10pm
Jazz

Sonic Asylum TRIO Session 3

Arcoiris Sandoval, pianist, Allan Mednard drummer, and Marty Kenney, bassist, will perform original compositions and […]

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