Sandy Evans OAM
Born Sydney. In recent years has performed worldwide with Clarion Fracture Zone, Mara!, AustraLysis, The catholics and toured India since ’96 at various times with the Australian Art Orchestra. Performed with her Trio at JazzFest Berlin 2002, and has played on Festivals in Japan. Also co-leads ensemble GEST-8 with Tony Gorman.
Awards have included an Australia Council Young Australian Creative Fellowship, an APRA Award for Jazz Composition, two ‘Mo’ Awards, three ARIA Awards and The Bell Award for Jazz Musician of the Year 2003. Composed major work “Testimony” which the Art Orchestra performed nationally. A leading composer, she has written many commissioned works and has contributed largely to TPI’s repertoire. Sandy was awarded an OAM in the Queen's Birthday Awards in 2010.
Co-Musical Director of Ten Part Invention.