Bass player

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Sandy Burnett, one of Britain’s most respected musicians on the jazz and classical music scenes… – Oxford Jazz Festival

you got big time ”EARS”… – US singer/songwriter Gerard Kenny

As a double bass player, Sandy  has performed, toured and recorded with many of the finest musicians, artistes and ensembles from Britain and beyond. He is the regular bass player for Blue Harlem, the Hep Chaps, and for the American singer/songwriter Gerard Kenny; he has a Sunday residency at Le Caprice in London’s West End; in 2016 his playing was featured in the National Theatre’s acclaimed revival of Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom; and his skills as an improvising bassist has led to regular engagements from LSO Discovery for their Activate and Create projects, working with teenage musicians and special-needs adults. 

In the genres of jazz, chamber, orchestral, funk and film music, Sandy has played bass for and with, amongst others:

Brandon Allen, Alan Barnes, John Barnes, Roger Beaujolais, Blue Harlem, Lillian Boutté, Harvey Brough, Jamie Broumas, Janusz Carmello, Ben Castle, Peter Churchill, Dave Cliff, Tony Coe, John Coliani, Quentin Collins, Mark Crooks, Alan Cumming, Graham Dalby, Jacqui Dankworth, Gregory Davis FRSA, Zoe Devlin, Dixie Ticklers, Geoff Eales, Malcolm Edmonstone, John Etheridge, Julian Ferraretto, Nina Ferro, Liz Fletcher, Jo Fooks, Dorian Ford, Paul French, Rebecca Front, Willie Garnett, Alex Garnett, David Gordon, Denise Gordon, Leon Greening, Martin Hathaway, the Hep Chaps, Jimi Hope, Tony Jacobs, Hugh Jackman, Theo Jackson, TJ Johnson, Jack Jones, Salena Jones, Gerard Kenny, Stacey Kent, Anthony Kerr, Trudy Kerr, Peter King, La Folia, Duncan Lamont (snr), Duncan Lamont (jnr), Tim Lapthorn, Phil Lee, Bill leSage, Dave Lewis, Aaron Liddard, Steve Lodder, London Brass, London Symphony Orchestra, Major Swing, Georgia Mancio, Hank Marvin, Imelda May, Forbes Masson, Tina May, Jim Mullen, Derek Nash, National Theatre, Allison Neale, Mark Nightingale, Bazz Norton, Dick Pearce, John Pearce, James Pearson, Bucky Pizzarelli, David Ogilvy, Don Rendell, Spike Robinson, Ralph Salmins, Jeremy Sams, Clara Sanabras, Asaf Sirkis, Sugar T and the Swells, the Swingle Singers, Théâtre de Complicité, Art Themen, Enrico Tomasso, Jean Toussaint, Urban Soul Orchestra, Marlene VerPlanck, the Matt Wates Sextet, Trevor Watkis, Bobby Wellins and Enzo Zirilli.