Italian born bassist Lorenzo Kim Sandi has pursued music in the realms of both classical and jazz from the beginning of his musical career. While initially inspired to learn the double bass from hearing the sounds of Charles Mingus and Paul Chambers, his musical direction changed when he heard Bottessini’s Elegy in D major. Inspired, Lorenzo began his studies at the Conservatoire Niccolò Paganini in his hometown of Genova and pursued a degree (cum laude) in both Literature and Philosophy at the university while also graduating a year early from the conservatory as Maestro of the double bass His classical career has included tours in Europe and the US always acting as principal bassist of many classical orchestras such as the Asian Cultural Symphony of the USA, Chiavari Symphony, Accademia Janua Coeli Symphony, Belvedere Symphony, Milano Classical, Alessandria Classical, Ensemble Du Monde, SOuth Florida Symphony, New England Symphonic Ensemble,and the Sestrese Philharmonic orchestra among others. Lorenzo Sandi continues his musical relationship with Maestro Andrea Lumachi, the pricipal bassist of the Carlo Felice theater who was a student of Maestro Ludwig Streicher. He uses what he learns with Maestro Andrea Lumachi in his own teachings in music schools and with private students.
In jazz, he is studying since almost two years with the legendary Ron Carter.Lorenzo has collaborated with various big bands such as Bansigu big band,Torino big band, Conte big band, Big Borgo big band, OgJ big band , Torino sax ensemble and Howard William Jazz Orchestra.
His performances also include sharing a stage with such luminaries such as Paul Jeffrey, Bill Smith,Ed Cherry, Jerry Weldon, Billy Kaye, Dado Moroni, Giampaolo Casati, Luca Begonia, Francois Chassagnite, Jed Levy, Bobby Durham, Riccardo Zegna, Alessio Menconi, Alfredo Ferrario, Carlo Atti,George Garzone, Claudio Capurro and Andre
Lorenzo Sandi continually strives to find a place in world where he is able to pursue both his
passions, as a full time member of a prestigious classical orchestra while maintaining and perpetuating his presence in the jazz world. For Lorenzo Sandi his participation in both jazz and classical helps him gain a more complete perspective of music in its essence.