Sandro Norton has earned a strong reputation as a musician and educator; renowned for his percussive guitar playing, compositions and improvisation skills. Grammy Winner Gary Burton wrote about his latest album Flying High…At the heart of it, “It’s terrific music. It sounds very, very professional.” Ian Anderson said, “You are one of the best guitarists of the last decades. Your work brings a magical blend of technique and melodic adventures.” World famous producer, Pip Williams, said, “A great guitarist across many genres. He has a great attitude in the studio.”
During his time at university Sandro Norton studied with the likes of Mike Outram, Shaun Baxter, Ian Scott (Beach Boys), Phillip Mead (George Crumb), Dave Cliff (Lee Konitz) and Eddie Harvey (Ella Fitzgerald). He also studied privately with Charlie Banacos, Eric Roche, Dr Barry Harris, Jonathan Kreisberg and Vicki Genfan. Over the course of time Sandro Norton established himself as a session musician working in TV, orchestra and theatre music. His work portfolio includes film soundtracks, television theme tunes and studio work in pop, blues and jazz. He has also appeared in more than 100 national TV shows and played in front of 50,000 people. He is currently performing his solo album Flying High… At the heart of it and leads his own band featuring Gary Burton on vibraphone.
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“You are obviously a very experienced and capable player. It is very well done and sounds very, very, professional.”
GARY BURTONJazz Vibraphonist
“Wow - real jazz! Nice Latin feel with attitude”
“You have inspired me to write more instrumental pieces. Thank you!”
“Sandro Norton is creating a beautiful and un-categorizable music on his album “Flying High”.”
What a great sound and vision you have”
I love your album. The band is very strong indeed. i'll leave the CD in the car!
The first time I saw you, on Youtube, I got wow stunned!
CLARA DE SOUSAJournalist
A melodic electric player, his acoustic work features his innovative percussive technique, transforming the guitar into a fascinating rhythm machine.