Sandoval earned his undergraduate and Masters’ degrees in Physics from Harvard University in spring 2002. A student of classical piano since the age of four and Suzuki classical violin since the age of two, Sandoval performed at Chicago's Orchestra Hall with the Haag Academy of Violin and competed in piano guild competitions as a student of Radcliffe graduate, Carol Stein, before entering (and through) elementary school. He began studying & transcribing jazz while in high school, and performing with his quartet in local coffee shops, businesses, and malls, high school concerts & school music competitions, and company Christmas parties.

In 2012, Sandoval was awarded the title, Illinois Humanities Council Road Scholar Speaker, for his jazz piano concert series, "Kind of Blue: A Tribute to Miles Davis," featured in the Chicago Tribune.

During his time in Cambridge, Sandoval played with a variety of bands at many college campus venues (Harvard, Wellesley, and BU) and around the Boston area at clubs like the Middle East and T.T. the Bears. José’s small group has performed at the Boston Children’s Museum, the Park Plaza Hotel, for Harvard Presidents Neil Rudenstein and Larry Summers. In 2000, as a member of the band, North House, Sandoval won the Internet Underground Music Archive’s (IUMA’s) East Coast Battle of the Bands and opened for Les Claypool’s Primus at legendary Fillmore West in San Francisco.

Becky Warren, Vocals & acoustic guitar; Al Bennett, electric guitar; Josť Sandoval, piano & Hammond organ; Mike Palmer, electric guitar; Altay Guvench, bass; Andy Eggers, drums.

North House was founded by brilliant producer, guitarist, & vocalist, Al Bennett, and gifted singer-songwriter, Becky Warren.

During his time in Cambridge, MA, Josť Sandoval played with North House at many college campus venues (Harvard, Wellesley, and BU) and around the Boston area at clubs like the Middle East and T.T. the Bears.

In 2000, North House with Sandoval won the Internet Underground Music Archive's (IUMA's) East Coast Battle of the Bands and opened for Les Claypool's Primus on the legendary stage of the Fillmore West concert venue in San Fransisco.

North House received much appreciated support from its members' friends, families, and universities.

Thank you, once again.

North House related articles and reviews:

North House article in the Boston Herald, April 22nd, 2000:
http://www.bookrags.com/highbeam/harvard-band-battles-for-national-20000422-hb/
http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-61610340.html

North House article in the Harvard Crimson, FM Magazine, a pop-culture mag:
http://www.thecrimson.com/article.aspx?ref=100236

North House article in the Harvard University Gazette:
http://www.hno.harvard.edu/gazette/2000/05.11/house.html

North House in a concert review, Harvard Crimson, Arts;
http://www.thecrimson.com/article.aspx?ref=99044

University Wire, reprint of a Harvard Crimson article:
http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1P1-26204373.html

Review of North House performance at the Fillmore West in San Francisco:
http://www.musicdish.com/mag/index.php3?id=2349
http://www.ram.org/music/reviews/primus_fillmore.html

Wikipedia mention:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pfoho#Trivia

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