John Sandfort is a jazz tenor saxophonist who has landed in Atlanta, Georgia after spending portions of his career in Chicago, IL, Long Island, NY, and Buffalo, NY.
After receiving his degree from Northwestern University in Evanston, IL, John was an active presence on the Chicago music scene performing with many of Chicago’s great jazz musicians including George Fludas, Jodie Christian, Jeff Parker, and many others.
While in Chicago, he became a member of critically acclaimed Sony recording artist Mighty Blue Kings, appearing on the Mighty Blue Kings Sony release Live From Chicago, as well as the independent releases A Christmas Album, and Alive In The City. With Mighty Blue Kings, John has toured extensively in the United States and Europe, sharing bills with B.B. King, Ray Charles, Diana Krall, Tony Bennett, Buddy Guy, and many others.
Now in Atlanta, John plays regularly with many of the Southeast’s finest musicians and just recently recorded his debut CD, Southbound, for Hot Shoe Records. This straight ahead jazz recording features trumpeter Joe Gransden, drummer Clay Hulet, bassist Craig Shaw, and pianist Michael T. Jones.