Sandy was a founding member of the ten piece ensemble Ten Part Invention at their premiere performance at the 1986 Adelaide Festival of the Arts. Since then the ensemble has gone on to become widely accepted as Australia’s most innovative and exciting contemporary jazz large ensemble, winning several awards and touring both nationally and internationally. Sandy is a Co-Musical Director and has contributed a large body of compositions to the group’s repertoire.
In 2004, Ten Part Invention were invited to perform at the Chicago Jazz Festival where they received critical acclaim.
“The band when it is on fire is one of the most exhilarating ensembles anywhere, combining a thrilling spectrum of colours and blendings with powerful momentum, burning solos and, when the mood takes them, free form conversational digressions that can combine startling almost accidental-sounding dissonant conjunctions with meditative still points of sound. The soloists are among the greatest in Australian jazz.” John Clare, Rufus Records website >
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