About the Music
Sandy is at home in a variety of musical styles and genres, the diversity of her repertory reflecting the breadth of her technique, taste and interests. On recordings and in concert she brings to life music from Broadway shows past and present, standards from the Great American Songbook, and eclectic material ranging from jazz vocals to coloratura showpieces. Her spirited performances, sensitive interpretations and unique arrangements demonstrate both an original sensibility and a deeply felt connection with the traditions of refined popular song. Sandy uses exquisitely crafted orchestrations in her recordings and live performances, and she has complete charts for several Pops concert presentations. In addition, she performs in cabarets from coast to coast using more intimate accompaniment — either piano alone or piano plus renowned bassist Jay Leonhart and others soloists from the theater and recording worlds.
Lanny Meyers is a multiple Emmy-Award winning composer/orchestrator/musical director.
The sensibilities for his musical partnership with Sandy emerge out of his education, as a graduate scholarship student of Lukas Foss (UCLA), into a wide spectrum of musical experience working with legendary composer/arrangers, such as Raymond Scott, Rupert Holmes, Peter Matz, Torrie Zito, Joe Sherman, plus music producer/directors who have granted him the freedom to creatively explore, resulting in long-time associations with Elliot Lawrence, Isaiah Sheffer, and currently Bruce Kimmel.
He has performed as keyboardist and conductor in major concert venues around the world, on and off-Broadway, and spent much time as a first-call NY studio musician.
His close associations with vocalists feature a sweeping range of style from Chubby Checker, Linda Hopkins, Patti LaBelle & the Bluebells, Sarah Dash, to Laurie Beechman, Michelle Nicastro, Maude Maggart, thru jazz singers Anita O’Day, LaTanya Hall, Mercedes Hall, to opera singers, especially Douglas Webster.
He has collaborated with some great choreographers: Matt Mattox, Lee Becker Theodore, Alan Hineline, Sandra Devlin, and composed two full-length ballets among other works for dance.
He composed the electronic, quantum-theory inspired score for “Psychosomatic Wellness”, by renowned neuro-biologist Candace Pert.
His work in film includes having scored a 1st prize-winning documentary at the Sun Dance Film Festival, a feature for New Line Cinema, a few Movies-of-the-Week, and award-winning, short animated films for Buzzco Associates (Tribeca Film Festival, Lincoln Center Film Festival, MOMA, receiver of 6 Cine Golden Eagle Awards).
All this and more, plus a dash of humor, combine to describe what our music is about.
Bruce Kimmel has had a varied career in different aspects of show business for over 40 years. As an actor, he appeared in many hit TV shows of the 1970s, and he wrote, directed, and starred in the cult classic film “The First Nudie Musical” (now out on Blu-ray). Since 1993 Kimmel has produced cast albums of Broadway and off-Broadway musicals and showcase records with Broadway singers. He has also developed musical-theater concept albums for the Varese Sarabande label and subsequently for Fynsworth Alley, a label he founded. Kimmel has produced more than 180 CDs, including the “Unsung Musicals” and “Lost in Boston” series, and vocal albums featuring such singers as Petula Clark, Helen Reddy, Liz Callaway, Laurie Beechman, Rebecca Luker, Jason Graae, Brent Barrett, and Michelle Nicastro, as well as cast albums of “The King and I,” “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change,” “Bells Are Ringing,” “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas” (with Ann-Margret), “Little Me” (with Martin Short), and the 1994 revival cast album of “Hello Dolly!”, for which he received a Grammy nomination.
Kimmel is the writer/director of the hit musical web series “Outside the Box,” has a successful record label called Kritzerland, and directs many one-person shows. He also is the author of eleven books of fiction and two book-length memoirs.