Sandy Eldred is an internationally acclaimed bassist, improviser, recording artist, composer, and music educator currently living in Philadelphia, PA. Eldred is known for his inventiveness and command across music genres.
Eldred is a member of large ensembles: 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 South Philly Big Band, the Lars Halle Jazz Orchestra, Matt Gallagher’s Philly Big Band, and Bobby Zankel and the Warriors of the Wonderful Sound under the direction of Muhal Richard Abrams.
Eldred is a member of small groups: U.S.E. Trio (Urbina, Scarano, Eldred), Many Mansions, the Bogdan Gumenyuk Quintet, Mars Apes, Buzz (Talk), and the Sandy Eldred Trio.
As an educator, Eldred offers private in-person and Skype lessons, and is available for on-site masterclasses and workshops. Eldred received a Masters Degree from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA. He has taught students at various universities in the United States, Canada, and Ukraine.