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Biography

Sandro Norton has earned a strong reputation as a musician and educator, renowned for his percussive guitar playing, Compositions, and improvisational skills. Grammy Winner Gary Burton wrote  about his latest record "Flying High... At the heart of it" " It´s  Terrific Music" It sounds very, very professional. Ian Anderson says You are one of the best guitarists of the last decades. Your work brings a magical blend of technique and melodic adventures. Renown producer Pip Williams says "A great guitarist across many genres. He has a great attitude in the studio. 

During his academic career, he studied, among others, Mike Outram, Shaun Baxter, Ian Scott (Beach Boys), Phillip Mead (George Crumb), Dave Cliff (Lee Konitz), Eddie Harvey (Ella Fitzgerald). He also studied privately with Charlie Banacos, Eric Roche, Dr Barry Harris, Jonathan Kreisberg and Vicki Genfan.During his academic career, he studied, among others, Mike Outram, Shaun Baxter, Ian Scott (Beach Boys), Phillip Mead (George Crumb), Dave Cliff (Lee Konitz), Eddie Harvey (Ella Fitzgerald). He also studied privately with Charlie Banacos, Eric Roche, Dr Barry Harris, Jonathan Kreisberg and Vicki Genfan. During many years Sandro Norton established himself as a session musician working in TV, Orchestra and Theatre music Sandro Norton´s catalogue of work includes film soundtracks, television themes, pop, blues and jazz studio work. He appeared  in more  than 100 national TV shows and played in front of 50.000 people. Currently, he is realising his solo album "Flying High... At The heart of it" and leads his own band featuring Gary Burton on vibraphone.

In addition to leading his own bands, Sandro Norton has shared the stage and the studio not only with the heroes and great peers mentioned above but with the likes of Gary Burton, Barry Harris, Randy Brecker, Ian Anderson, Pip Williams, Bias, Vasilis Xenopoulos, Mario Barreiros, Carlos Barreto, Maria João, Filipe Raposo to name a few. 

Sandro Norton regularly performs in the top jazz venues and in major festivals across the country and around the world. As an educator, he has established jazz programs, along with presenting workshops for students of all ages.

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Reviwes:

“Wow - real Jazz! Nice latin feel with attitude”
IAN ANDERSON

“You are obviously a very experienced and capable player. It is very well done and sounds very, very, professional.”
GARY BURTON

“You have inspired me to write more instrumental pieces. Thank you!”
VICKI GENFAN

“What a great sound and vision you have”
SID JACOBS

“I love your album. The band is very strong indeed. I’ll leave the CD in thecar!”
PIP WILLIAMS

“Para mim a musica do Sandro prepara-se para abrir uma nova porta dimensional num futuro onde ele já vive”
FERNANDO GIRÃO