Sandy Eldred is an internationally acclaimed bassist, recording artist, composer, and music educator living in Philadelphia, PA. Eldred is known for his inventiveness and command across music genres. He is the founder of Philadelphia’s “Creative Concepts in Jazz Series”. Eldred is represented by Ukrainian record label, LabelWhoAble.
Eldred is the leader of U.S.E. Trio and the Sandy Eldred Trio. He is the co-leader of Multi Mansions. He is also an active member of the Bogdan Gumenyuk Quartet, the Nick Lombardelli Quintet, the Michael Hudson-Casanova Sextet, and Norman David & The Eleventet.
After joining the Eleventet in 2011, Eldred continued on to hold the bass chair for many years with Philadelphia large ensembles including, Ian O’Beirne’s Slowbern, Jamal Jones’ Bureau of Sonic Wonderland, Matt Gallagher’s Philly Big Band, and the Earl Phillips Big Band. Eldred has additionally performed with the Lars Halle Jazz Orchestra, the South Philly Big Band, and Bobby Zankel and the Warriors of the Wonderful Sound, alongside the late, Muhal Richard Abrams.
Eldred studied double bass performance at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA (M.M. 2013). As an educator, he is a founding member of Jazz Mission (2018), an international educational project that helps to inspire the younger generation of musicians in Ukraine. Eldred offers lessons, masterclasses, and workshops. He has taught students at colleges and universities in the United States, Canada, and Eastern Europe.
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