What’s In-Store Music | Out & About with Sandy Bainum
“Sandy Bainum has been a mainstay of the What’s In-Store Music Holiday program since it began seven years ago. Her rendition of “Sleigh Ride” is once again a top-playing holiday song this year.”Read More
Sandy Bainum: Ever Blondeward
“Sandy displayed a keen jazz sensitivity in her salute to Dearie with Dave Frishberg’s “I’m Hip,” which nicely echoed Dearie’s coy delivery and, later in the show, hit the money note saluting Cook with “Vanilla Ice Cream.” Mitchell’s “Both Sides Now,” the closer before the encores, was a tour du force as Bainum convincingly hit the emotions of the lyrics. This well-constructed theme show undoubtedly reflects the strong guiding hand of its director, Andrea Marcovicci.”Read More
Sandy Sings Brubeck
“STRANGE MEADOWLARK, a new album of songs by Dave Brubeck with jazz vocals, improvised solos, original unique arrangements of his well known standards plus some rarely heard compositions from Dave & Iola’s ‘trunk’.
Featured artists include, CLAIRE DALY (baritone sax soloist), vocalists LA TANYA HALL and SANDY BAINUM, and guest artists CAROLYN LEONHART and JAY LEONHART.”
“Simply” is Simply a Knockout!
“There is not one track on the album that is not brilliantly sung and perfectly and uniquely arranged.”Read More
Sandy Bainum, Simply
“Sandy Bainum shows she has the stuff Broadway is made of in her latest collection, “Simply.” Working with Producer Bruce Kimmel and Arranger, Orchestrator, and Musical Director Lanny Meyers, her voice soars through the uptempo cabaret tunes, and softly yet strongly delivers the ballads such as on “Goodnight, My Someone” from “The Music Man” which crests at the end as she vibrates through the high registers showing her vocal prowess. Yet, she never indulges in her voice, but uses it for the delivery of the song … as an actress, she serves the art of the songs and tells the stories…”Bluesette,” among others, features Sandy’s jazzy bravado as she bounces in between low and high notes. If anything, she gives us beauty and joy, but behind the simplicity, she and the band are doing a lot of fine hard work. …Sandy Bainum shows she has the vocal chops as well as the acting chops to light up the stage for years to come.”Read More
The Sandy Bainum collection “Simply” is – simply – a knockout!
“There is not one track on the album that is not brilliantly sung and perfectly and uniquely arranged. Rodgers & Hart’s “Where or When” is dressed in a great, fresh tempo – delightful. Sandy’s version of “A Cockeyed Optimist makes you long to see her as Nellie Forbush. “Goodnight My Someone” as well, conjuring up a vision of her in a “Music Man” revival. The Helen Reddy 70s hit “You and Me Against the World” is lusciously revived. The Fields and Schwartz classic “Make the Man Love Me” becomes something new thanks to Sandy Bainum’s reading and a sparkling arrangement.”Read More
“Simply” Speaks to the Listener
“Her Broadway experience makes each lyric her own. The songs bring her emotion and sincere delivery to the front.”Read More
Sandy is in prime form!
O’s Notes: Sandy is a cabaret style singer with a powerful stage voice. She soars through fifteen selections in front of a crisp and polished orchestra directed, conducted and arranged by pianist Lanny Meyers. The music is upbeat and jovial on Simply and Sandy is in prime form!Read More
It Might Be Fun
“For her latest recording, singer Sandy Bainum decided to go with an album of all original songs, songs written by her album’s Grammy-nominated producer, Bruce Kimmel. Bainum sings plaintive ballads –“It Doesn’t Get Easier” and “No Letting Go,” as well as upbeat numbers — “I See Rainbows,” and “Two Roads” (written with Richard M. Sherman of the Sherman Brothers)…Bainum’s luscious voice caresses the lyrics of ballads such as the ode to marriage, “Truly Married,” and brings out every ounce of melancholy in “Three Acts.” …” Lanny Meyers’ arrangements and orchestrations are a third star of the album.”Read More
It Might Be Fun
“I already knew going in how good she is. But this CD exceeded my expectations. Her team is so lucky to have each other. The big three as I like to call them. The arrangements and orchestrations by Lanny Meyers are some of the finest I’ve heard recently. Bruce Kimmel can write with the best of them.”Read More