ArcoIris Sandoval Sonic Asylum Trio


Arcoiris Sandoval is a jazz pianist and composer residing in New York City originally from Tucson,Arizona. She is the leader of the Sonic Asylum trio and quintet, Co Director of the environmentally
motivated orchestra The D.O.M.E. Experience along with bassist Mimi Jones and is the Musical Director
for vocalist Allan Harris. 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 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. Her arrangement of Richard Bona’s
“Please Don’t Stop” was performed by the Metropole Orkest at the 2016 BBC Proms tribute to Quincy
Jones. She performs at major festivals and clubs around the world with vocalist Allan Harris as well as
with her own projects. In 2017 she opened for Tower of Power at the Tucson Jazz Festival with bassist
Lonnie Plaxico and performed in 2015 at the same festival with legendary drummer Jimmy Cobb. She is a
Next Jazz Legacy nominee, and is a recipient of the 2021 Chamber Music America Performance plus
grant. She released her debut Sonic Asylum Trio album in 2018 with MEIl Enterprises entitled “First
Voyage” featuring Marty Kenney on bass and Allan Mednard on drums which won a Global Music Award.
Recently, one of her compositions “Journey to Agatha” was included in Terri Lyne Carrington’s “New
Standards: 101 Leadsheets by Women Composers”.

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January 01, 1970

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