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Randy Sandke: Press

Today Sandke has become one of the most eclectic figures on the jazz scene. He’s steeped in early jazz, and a true scholar of the work of Louis Armstrong and Bix Beiderbecke, but Sandke is equally committed to creating his own challenging music, both as instrumentalist and composer.
Jazz Times

In an era of clones, Sandke’s individuality is most welcome.
Entertainment Weekly

One of the best trumpet players around.
Chicago Tribune

Sandke can play virtually any jazz idiom.
New York Times

Randy Sandke is truly among today’s finest trumpeters, classical, jazz or otherwise.
Jazz Trumpet Journal

Randy’s playing reinforced my opinion that he is one of the finest all-round trumpeters on the current scene.
Jazz Journal International

His solos are like mini-works of art, effortlessly constructed seemingly at will. In short, he has it all – tone, range, limitless imagination, and above all, taste – a trait which seems to elude many jazz trumpeters.
The Jazz Loft

Sandke’s work throughout is proudly emphatic and full-bodied, his solos buoyant and creatively crafted.
Newark Star Ledger

Leader Randy Sandke is one of the best trumpeters around. With great tone and chops, he swings hard and clean, and also delivers a beautiful ballad.
All About Jazz

Trumpeter Randy Sandke is the epitome of an artist of robust conception. To this he applies crystalline tones, brawny phrasing and fiery, fleet articulation that pumped pungent power into everything he did.
Toronto Star

Apart from being an outstanding trumpeter, composer and orchestrator, Randy Sandke is one of classic jazz’s most enterprising researchers,
Rough Guide to Jazz

Like Marsalis, Sandke is a consummate trumpeter, equally comfortable in jazz and classical settings, with both the talents to push the envelopes to new limits.
Omaha Reader

Sandke can blow rings around any trumpeter alive.
Jazz Beat Forum